Heartburn

What is Heartburn?

Heart burn as the name suggest has nothing to do with the heart. When the gastric contents get refluxed in the lower part of the esophagus , due to the acidity on the gastric fluid , the mucosa of the esophagus gets inflamed and thus a burning sensation we feel in the lower sternal region is known as heart burn.

Questions and answers on "Heartburn"

Can I take more than 150 mg of zantac. Have Dr. appt. Tues. but am having terrinle heartburn.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
YOu can take up to 300mg in a day!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for contacting us at healthcare magic.

I am so sorry to hear about this heartburn. You are allowed to take up to 300mg of Zantac in 24hours, usually 150mg twice. If you haven't reached this maximum, I will suggest...

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Is heartburn harmful in long run if uncured?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Not always

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

Heartburn is due to gastroesophageal reflux commonly called as acid reflux.
In a small percentage of individuals ( about 10 %), it leads to the development of a condition...

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I have been having constant heartburn for the last couple of days and suddenly woke up from it. Also have tingling in my fingers. I have a doctor appt next Wednesday, should I try and go in sooner.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You have to perform a preliminary check up for your safety.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for asking on HCM!

The symptoms appear non serious. However I would recommend you to consult an ER doctor and perform a resting ECG, and eventually some blood tests (including cardiac...

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i am 31week pregnant and has been suffering from severe heartburn and i am taking ranitidine 150mg for somedays...is it safe to take it.if it is not what are the safe medicines for heartburn.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
ranitidine is safe in pregnancy

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to HealthcareMagic.

I can understand your concerns.

Ranitidine and omeprazole are two safest drugs for heartburn in pregnancy.

So you can safely take ranitidine for your heartburn.

Hope this helps.

Feel free to discuss...

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My boyfriend has not been able to poop. He even took suppositories to try and go. He takes a lot of rolaids for heartburn. He finally went two days ago and his stool was hard and white.. I am concerned since he use to go two to three times a day

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
A side effect of Rolaids!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for reaching out to us at healthcare magic.

This is a side effect of rolaids. I will recommend that he eats much vegetables, fruits, fiber and fluids. In addition, he should exercise often. If this doesn't help, we will need...

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I am having terrible heartburn. Should I try Prevacid?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes take it.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for choosing HealthcareMagic.
Yes you cantake Lansprazole [prevacid) 30 mg stat dose to provide relief in heartburn....

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Hi,
Im 34 female. I would like to know why do i get heartburn and back head pain when i get angry or if im stressed about something ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Strees or anger lead to damage to mucosa of gastroitestinal tract

Detailed Answer:
Hello! Thanks for putting your query in HCM. I am a Gastroenterologist (DM). What happen is when one is stressed or anger there is decreased blood supply to the lining of stomach leading to damage of...

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does tramadol cause heartburn

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes...

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

tramadol may cause dyspepsia (5-13%). Dyspepsia is vaguely defined by it's definition may contain heartburn. So the answer is yes. If nothing else changed in your regimen besides tramadol then this is probably what caused the symptom. If you stop it...

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Can a tetanus vaccine and a menigitis vaccine cause heartburn and abdominal cramps/pain?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
probably no

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

None of them causes heartburn. They may cause diarrhea and related abdominal discomfort though. Sometimes they cause a generalized discomfort (malaise).

If the symptoms persist you should better consult your primary care physician because your...

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I have been on and off various antibiotics for years for the treatment of acne and, until recently, have never had a problem. Most recently, I was on Bactrim for a year and then two weeks ago, I switched to minocyline. I was only on it for 3 days before I stopped using it because my stomach was not reacting well to it. I was fine for a few days after that, until, a few days later, my stomach began acting up again with loose stools , cramping, bloating , gas, nausea, and heartburn . This has been going on for 7 days. I have heard of C. difficile as a result of antibiotic use and I am worried that this could be the reason for my stomach problems. I saw one doctor and they said they did not think it was c. diff because I was not on the antibiotic for very long. Eventually, I ended up in the E.R for stomach pains. They did blood work and an ultrasound there (though no stool sample) and said everything looked fine and chopped it up to gastroenteritis, but I m still worried c. difficile could be to blame?

doctor1 MD

Hi there. Antibiotics certainly can cause the above mentioned side effects. Whether you have C Difficile or not, only a stool culture or some very specific tests can tell you. No point in being worried. Suggest eat some yoghurt based products for awhile to promote the natural flora. This is the...

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Recent questions on  Heartburn

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My boyfriend is 46. Muscular build, good health nonsmoker, nondrinker. On the phone today he mentioned he has the taste of blood in his mouth and just went to the bathroom and lost "about a pint" of blood from his anus. He is waiting to hear back from his doctor. Had a colonoscopy less than a year ago that was good. He is a Firefighter/Paramedic. He usually goes to the bathroom once a day. Many things seem to upset his stomach, and he gets heartburn frequently. He just drinks milk, doesn't like to take antacids. I think he may be lactose intolerant as usually drinking milk or eating ice cream makes it hard to breath or wheezy and he spits alot after. Any ideas?

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Hello, for the past two days I ve been feeling as if a hair all has been stuck in the back of my throat. I keep swallowing but it feels stuck in there. I m also experiencing heartburn-like pain in middle of my chest. We just got two new puppies yesterday. What could this be?

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What are the signs of a heart attack...I am 61 yrs old, have been having severe chest pains, heavyness at chest, pounding so bad that I feel it in my throat, no numbing of the arms, my concern is I am getting these symptoms when sitting or laying down. Today I ate and started with the pain about 45 min later so I am hoping it is heartburn. Other times it just happens suddenly. I am waiting for insurance approval to see a cardiologist.

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I ve been taking Cefdinir for 5 days now due to strep throat. It is the first time I ve ever taken Cefdinir. I started coughing last night so I took some Delsym which I have taken before with no problem. I woke with bad pain in the center of my chest that went straight through to my back. Almost like severe heartburn but not really. I went ahead and took 2 Tums but it didn t help. I m a 50 year old female, healthy. The only medication I take is Adderal 10 mg which I took yesterday. Any ideas of what could be causing this pain?

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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 which lasts for 5-10 minutes.its occurenCe is twice and thrice in 15 days. I have got all checkup...

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I have a very sudden and sharp pain under thr left side of my rib cage which worsens with a deep breath and while laying down. Has been coming and going for a while but lately is more frequent. Usually the discomfort ends within a few minute but...

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My husband is complaining of difficulty breathing and tightness in his chest. This happened shortly after dinner so he wondered if he ate too much but that could not be the cause. He is 69 and has been relaxing all day. What should I do? Be aware...

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