Suggest treatment for acid reflux

default
Posted on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: I have had acid reflux. Taking previcid for it. now I have gas that still comes up my throat sometimes forcing food and mucus into my mouth and into my airways. Usually when I take my first bite of food or drink of a meal. I am trying to figure out what is causing it and how can I avoid it.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I will suggest you get more testing!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this acid reflux that you have reported. Acid reflux is only amenable to drugs if the defect that causes this is small. If the problem is a big opening of the esophagus into the stomach, drugs can only control the symptoms of burning pain related to the acid getting up into the throat and mouth but not stop the process. This is why there are other measures like surgery in such conditions. I will suggest that you get the lower opening of the esophagus into the stomach evaluated by a gastroenetorologist. This would provide answers as to whether you need surgery for this or not.

In the main time, average eating too liquid food, leaning forward shortly after meals, going too bed soon after meals, use a pillow to support your head when you go to sleep. Also, avoid coffee, chocolates and smoking as they aggravate symptoms of reflux.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Thanks for using our services and feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Ivo Ditah

Internal Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :2002

Answered : 3922 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Esophagus

doctor1 MD

hai sir, my name is V.Rani recently for me achalacia cardia and i was dialated esophagus. so, why this achalasia cardia comes? for me while eating...

doctor1 MD

52 - female, I started with a gurgling stomach a few months ago, and then burping, and finally woke one night to extreme acid reflux . I read about...

doctor1 MD

Hi I have frequent urination including through the night 3-4 times a night I have bloated stomach look 5months pregnant, nausea , heartburn with...

doctor1 MD

hi my name is mac I m 47. I was diagnosed with osteophytosis.i have vary bad stomach and back pain in the lower part it hurt so bad i can hardly...

doctor1 MD

I have a pain on the right side of chest more toward the back. I feel it when I take a deep breath, or cough . and it feels almost like a sore...

doctor1 MD

Hi doctor, I am 36 years of age with 71 kg as weight and 5 ft 8 inch height. since last 1 year at times I feel burning sensation around heart area...

doctor1 MD

Approximately the last ten years I developed a problem swallowing food. I eat slow and chew my food but 2 to 3 times a year the food gets impacted...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

148 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
backtotop2