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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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how can i help you?
User :   hello
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please proceed with your health query
User :   I would like to ask a question about weird syptoms ive been having
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ok
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please proceed with describing your symptoms.
User :   I have a strang burning in the esopugus thats seems to be made worst by stress or physical excertion along with muscle weakness and abdominal pain
Doctor :   ok
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stress is known to increase acid production in the stomach
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and the symptoms that you are facing are probably due to GERD (gastresopahgeal reflux desease)
User :   would that make esophugus burn and fatigue
User :   muscle weakness?
Doctor :   yes, it happens due to irritation of esophageal mucosa, by the acid
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muscle weakness is also a part of this

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are you back?
User :   I went to the EX room and they said something was low in my blood and they gave me IV fluids and let me go
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ok
User :   This seems like something serious because of the on and off pain in my neck (esopugus) and muscle weakness/Fatigue. Is Gerd serious
Doctor :  
what was the exact problem did they tell? for which they gave you IV fluids?
User :   they didnt say just something Low in my blood cant remember
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it needs proper care and correct treatment to avoid long term illenss
User :   would gerd cause the IV treatment that hey gave?
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if there is electrolyte imbalance in the blood, it will lead to muscle pains, and to correct that, they would have given fluids for that
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regarding GERD, there are some trigger foods, that result in the uncomfortable symptoms that you get
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so first wil be to make anote of these
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also lifestyle changes and consistent use of medications prescribed by your doctor, help in reducing
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pain and discomfort
User :   Food doesnt cause this i can eat anything
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ok
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so what are the other trigger factor?
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to trigger your symptoms?
User :   its a pain that seems to happen when im over excerting less in the morning after ive rested but joint pain muscle weakness and abodominal pain
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ok
User :   oh slightly swollen tounge to and toung pain
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does this increase in stressful situations?
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ok
User :   not sure it seems to but cant say 100%
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ok
User :   back of tounge is a bit painful and swollen no problem swallowing thougth
Doctor :   ok

User :   though
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this happens sometimes with the acid reflux, that the tongue seems swollen and bitter
User :   OH! A Strong mettalic taste in my mouth ALL the time
Doctor :   i would suggest you to note down the factor factors that result in triggering your symptoms over a next few days
Doctor :   and also get a repeat examination done by your doctor for your tongue and abdomen
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to help you out better and consider starting treatment for you
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I will send you an Educational Brochure to your email ID regarding your present condition
Doctor :   Please go through the document and I am sure it clears all your doubts and be very helpful
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User :   Before you go can you address the mettalic taste in my mouth
Doctor :   yes sure
User :   Thats realy realy strong
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ok
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are you on any medications?
User :   No
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ok
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Metallic Taste in Mouth, scientifically known as â??Dysgeusiaâ??, is a condition in which the taste of your mouth changes to something very sour and foul.
Doctor :   You might feel as if you have something metallic in your mouth, even when you are not eating anything.
Doctor :   The one and only symptom of metallic taste is the continuous presence of a bitter and acidic taste in your mouth.
Doctor :   there are various causes for this to occur
Doctor :   the common causes include
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copper toxicity, dental caries and conditions, heartburns due to acidity, Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease , Medications like Antibiotics, Prenatal Vitamins and Antidepressants
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are you there?
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are you there?
User :   Any possibilities
Doctor :  
as per the history given by you, this could be due to heartburns due to acidity, Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
Doctor :   You can fight against the metallic taste by having citrus juices, lemonade and foods marinated in vinegar.
User :   Any possibilities?
User :   Any possibilites
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Doctor :   hi
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are you back?
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we were discussing about the metallic taste in mouth. shal we continue?
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