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

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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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i have been experiencing neck pain, upper back pain, weight gain, spotting here and there, occasional heartburn. recently stoped taking my birth control pills as they were making me have my periods every other week. my periods have not been the same lately at all

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i feel fine until i eat. then i have chest pains, my heart races (100-110) and heart burn. i take antacids for the heart burn and that seems to help it. but still have the chest pain and the heart racing. i have never had stomach problems before, but now i also have heart burn over the littlest thing. i talked to my doc about and he said that it was normal...but if that is the case, how come it is just starting after 35 years. thank you!!!

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Age: 21 Height: 6 4 Weight: 190 Medical History: 1.5 months of anxiety (two times ER and told it was anxiety), heartburn for one month, sinus pressure. No operations. Medical Tests: Stress test - Healthy Barium Swallow - Nothing found Medication: 1 tablet of prilosec - mornings 2 300 mg of Ranitidine - morning/night (I started tanking Ranitidine today) Symptoms: 1. Mild pain/burning that goest from stomach to my throat. 2. Constantly Burping and stomach constantly growling 3. Feels like theres something stuck in my throat (not all the time, usually by night or when i have stomach problems) Sometimes i feel the same inside my chest (but i can breathe perfectly without any pain or discomfort) 4. Pressure in ears and soreness in throat. 5. Muscles in chest slight pain and warm sensation. 6. SENSATION that my airways are blocked but i can breath fine. 7. Heart Palpitations (not fast nor slow, i sometimes feel my heart beating in my chest) - Stress Test was done and I was told it was perfectly healthy. 8. Lost apetite Tonight i took a 300 mg Ranitidine and a 25mg vistaril, i feel pretty good. I just feel like there s something in my throat, constantly burping, growling stomach, pressure in head (sinus), discomfort/soreness throat, and heart palpitations. Thank you for your help! I m Hoping i can get myself fixed, I ve been feeling sick for 1.5 months and im getting tired of it. Thanks again!

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I ate a peace of chicken breast and after swallowing it, I feel that there is a small peace stuck in in my throat. I tried driinking hot coffee, swallowed a big peace of banana and the feeling of clutching in my slightly right of my middle chest is still there. Its been two days now and it feels likethe peace of chicken is still there. The feeling is diff. from heartburn. Im beginning to think I ate it so fast that it went the wrong way instead of my esophagus or it may be stuck in my airway. However i dont feel any obstruction in my breathing. I can breath fine. Whats going on my throat,..please tell me what to do.

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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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