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What are the symptoms of GERD?

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Posted on Mon, 11 May 2015
Question: Have gas pain throughout my body from the arms, legs, back, even my eyebrows when I press on them I burp, but having trouble releasing gas the normal way. I can't sleep up all hours day and night I just want to go to sleep and not wake up it has effected my life as far as normal living. I tried ginger root tea the BRATs diet no relief I need help.
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Answered by Dr. Klerida Shehu (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Possible GERD;following information is needed...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have gone through your medical history carefully and understood your concern.

1. You are reporting that you feel gas pain throughout your body. Can you please specify if you:
- feel swelling (edema) on your body: arms? legs? eyebrows?
- any medication used on regular basis?
- any chronic disease: cardio-vascular? kidney? liver?
- any test run so far?

2. The burping feeling you are having is indicative for possible GERD. Upper endoscopy is advised to evaluate changes in the upper GI tract.
Possible treatment include:
- PPIs (e.g. omeprazole, pantoprazole, etc.)
- antacids after meal
- simethicone for gas relief

However, specific treatment will be prescribed after having the results of upper endoscopy.

Hope it was of help!
Dr.Klerida
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Klerida Shehu (1 hour later)
I have no swelling with the exception with the belly, no other health issues I did have a bowl obstruction when I was 40 but this just started about 3 months ago I have tried antacids but doesn't help'

Thanks for the advice XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Klerida Shehu (14 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Further medications are needed

Detailed Answer:
Hi back dear XXXXXXX

From the additional information you are giving, my thoughts go for possible GERD or gastritis. Upper endoscopy will determine it.

Antacids alone cannot help much. You should:
- start PPIs (nexium, or omez)
- follow a healthy diet and lifestyle regimen
- take probiotics to stabilize intestinal flora

Hope it was of help!
Dr.Klerida
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
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What are the symptoms of GERD?

Brief Answer: Possible GERD;following information is needed... Detailed Answer: Hi, I have gone through your medical history carefully and understood your concern. 1. You are reporting that you feel gas pain throughout your body. Can you please specify if you: - feel swelling (edema) on your body: arms? legs? eyebrows? - any medication used on regular basis? - any chronic disease: cardio-vascular? kidney? liver? - any test run so far? 2. The burping feeling you are having is indicative for possible GERD. Upper endoscopy is advised to evaluate changes in the upper GI tract. Possible treatment include: - PPIs (e.g. omeprazole, pantoprazole, etc.) - antacids after meal - simethicone for gas relief However, specific treatment will be prescribed after having the results of upper endoscopy. Hope it was of help! Dr.Klerida