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Throat irritation, sensation of something stuck in throat, stomach fullness with gas. GERD symptoms?

i am 35 years old , teacher by profession. from the past 1 month i feel something is in my throat that irritates me at times. i am experiencing pressure in my throat. Ent prescribes me some medicine that relates to stomach . A week ago i am feeling my stomach is full with no appitite and the gas that com es out from the stomach into the throat does the soarness in my throat that make me feel irritant. pls do suggest me what to do. I am a veg/non-vegeterian. i never smooke, nor take any alcohal. Regards.
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Thanks for your query.

GERD is a common condition many people encounter with, it is caused by muscular abnormality in esophagus that leads to regurgitation of stomach contents back into esophagus. It presents with heart burn and may cause irritation in throat because acidic contents of stomach can damage your esophagus and pharynx.

GERD is common in fatty people and it may be associated with Hiatal hernia.

You need to change your life style which may be enough to get rid off GERD:

avoid fatty foods, mints, chocolates, alcohol, nicotine, and caffeinated beverages, such as coffee or colas,carbonated drinks, citrus fruits and juices, spicy foods, and tomato sauce.

avoid lying down for at least three hours after meals and use extra pillows under your head during sleep.

You can use over the counter antacid (Gaviscon), H2 antagonists and proton pump inhibitors which may have been prescribed by your doctor.Your doctor may advise you X-ray,Esophageal endoscopy and manometry to authenticate diagnosis.

Hope it helps.

Take Care!

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