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When did I find out I had acid reflux?

When did I find out I had acid reflux?

I was first diagnosed my sophomore year of college. I had chronic acid reflux (more commonly known as heartburn or indigestion) and swallowed a pill daily to quiet my symptoms. I was terrified to eat anything without taking my pill for fear of unbearable burning sensations in my chest or bloating and sharp pains in my stomach.

When did I stop taking acid reflux pills?

It’s been almost two years since I filled my last prescription after taking a pill daily for almost a decade. I was first diagnosed my sophomore year of college. I had chronic acid reflux (more commonly known as heartburn or indigestion) and swallowed a pill daily to quiet my symptoms.

When does Gerd recur after pharmacologic therapy?

It recurs in 50 to 80 percent of affected patients within six to 12 months after the discontinuation of pharmacologic therapy. 5 Other complications of GERD include strictures, ulcerations and Barrett’s esophagus (progressive replacement of distal eroded squamous mucosa with metaplastic gastric epithelium).

How often is gastroesophageal reflux disease diagnosed?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic, relapsing condition with associated morbidity and an adverse impact on quality of life. The disease is common, with an estimated lifetime prevalence of 25 to 35 percent in the U.S. population. GERD can usually be diagnosed based on the clinical presentation alone.

How often can you take Gerd medicine for heartburn?

Experts say it’s fine for a person with occasional heartburn to use them, provided he or she follows the directions. Generally, they should never be used for more than two weeks. While drugs are often the main GERD treatment, there’s a lot you can do on your own. Here are some lifestyle tips for heartburn relief.

How long has Gerd been in your system?

I have had GERD for many years (about 12 years) and wondered if anyone else has had this condition for many years and how they have coped with it? has your condition got worse over the years? what tests have you had etc?

When to call your healthcare provider for GERD?

When GERD makes your daily life uncomfortable in this way, call your healthcare provider. Although GERD isn’t life-threatening in itself, its chronic inflammation of the esophagus can lead to something more serious. You may need stronger prescription medications or even surgery to ease your symptoms. How common is GERD (chronic acid reflux)?

Are there any over the counter treatments for GERD?

GERD Treatments: Medications. Medications — both prescription and over-the-counter — are the most common treatment for GERD and heartburn relief. Here’s a rundown of your options. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). If you have GERD, the odds are you’ll be prescribed one of these.

Is it possible to get Gerd out of nowhere?

GERD is not the same as periodic heartburn. A person who has “acid reflux” does not necessarily have GERD. GERD refers to a chronic and frequent version of acid reflux: gastroesophageal reflux disease. So based on this definition, GERD cannot suddenly appear out of nowhere.

Is it possible to have silent reflux with no symptoms?

Whatever other symptoms you have, if it can be caused by inflammation in the airways, then it can be a silent reflux symptom. It is important to understand that Silent Reflux is caused by a combination of acid and the stomach enzyme pepsin. This is why it is unlikely that blocking the acid alone is going to help you.

When did the symptoms of Gerd begin suddenly?

He started me on nexium which controlled it until it became worse and I had to get the surgery. My symptoms started pretty suddenly in February of this year. I was under a lot of job-related stress at the time. The stress eased up but my condition has not improved. At this point I have erosive esophagitis.

GERD is not the same as periodic heartburn. A person who has “acid reflux” does not necessarily have GERD. GERD refers to a chronic and frequent version of acid reflux: gastroesophageal reflux disease. So based on this definition, GERD cannot suddenly appear out of nowhere.

How long does it take for acid reflux to occur?

Dr. Gingold explains, “When the acid comes up into the esophagus, depending on the amount of acid, how sensitive the esophageal mucosa (skin of esophagus) is to the acid and how long the mucosa is in contact with the acid, the symptoms can occur with just one large reflux event.” Anyone who gets exercise-induced acid reflux will tell you this.

Whatever other symptoms you have, if it can be caused by inflammation in the airways, then it can be a silent reflux symptom. It is important to understand that Silent Reflux is caused by a combination of acid and the stomach enzyme pepsin. This is why it is unlikely that blocking the acid alone is going to help you.

Do you have heartburn and acid reflux symptoms?

Although a common gastrointestinal condition, not all acid reflux symptoms are shared by patients. Some only experience heartburn and regurgitation, which are two distinct signs of acid reflux. Others may exhibit symptoms that stray from the usual list. Listed below are some of the usual concerns on uncommon acid reflux symptoms.

How did I heal my heartburn and reflux naturally?

My nutritionist put me on a regimen of taking hydrochloric acid tablets (betaine HCl) with meals containing protein to get my stomach acid levels back up. This helped my body break down food into a form it could use to nourish and heal me and helped minimize symptoms like burping and bloating, which can be indicative of low acid.