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What causes heartburn between the throat and the stomach?

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Posted on Tue, 7 Feb 2017
Question: I have heartburn..two days now. Seems to be in the area between throat and stomach. Sometimes feels like sore throat type discomfort but no other symptoms. Like some irritation there.

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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (36 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
As discussed

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
To recapitulate: Female/ 61 - heartburn - 2 days - between throat and stomach - sometimes feel sore throat type discomfort - irritation - not visited a Doctor - tried nothing....
As per the history you have provided this looks to be esophagitis, most probably due to GERD - that is Gastroesophageal reflux disease.
I would advise you the following:
I would advise the following in such a patient:
PPI like Omeprazole
Antacid/Pepcid every 3 to 4 hours when on empty stomach.
Add Domperidone or such motility regulators.
Soft bland diet.
No aerated colas / soda/ drinks.
Early dinner. No late nights.

Get an EKG done to rule out any cardiac issues.

I hope this answers your query, please feel free to ask for further queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.
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What causes heartburn between the throat and the stomach?

Brief Answer: As discussed Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific. To recapitulate: Female/ 61 - heartburn - 2 days - between throat and stomach - sometimes feel sore throat type discomfort - irritation - not visited a Doctor - tried nothing.... As per the history you have provided this looks to be esophagitis, most probably due to GERD - that is Gastroesophageal reflux disease. I would advise you the following: I would advise the following in such a patient: PPI like Omeprazole Antacid/Pepcid every 3 to 4 hours when on empty stomach. Add Domperidone or such motility regulators. Soft bland diet. No aerated colas / soda/ drinks. Early dinner. No late nights. Get an EKG done to rule out any cardiac issues. I hope this answers your query, please feel free to ask for further queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.