Stomach fluids contain acids and enzymes that help digest food in the stomach, but cause problems elsewhere in the food pipe [esophagus, throat, and voice box]. Reflux disease can be acid or non-acidic. For Acidic reflux, it is broken down into GERD and LPR. Classic GERD symptoms include heartburn. LPR symptoms are more likely throat clearing, a lump in the throat sensation, and hoarseness.
MOUTH SORES & INFECTIONS
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Many products are now available over-the-counter as well as by prescription for the relief of chronic mouth dryness and prevention of its complications. Professional dental care is essential for optimal oral health. The information contained in this monograph is for educational purposes only. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have or suspect you may have a health concern, consult your professional health care provider.
Sometimes GERD can cause serious complications. Inflammation of the esophagus from stomach acid causes bleeding or ulcers. In addition, scars from tissue damage can narrow the esophagus and make swallowing difficult.
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Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)
In fact, the pain is often mistaken for a heart attack. When excess stomach acid splashes into the esophagus, it sometimes results in an intense pain in the chest. However, it is best to never ignore chest pain.
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common condition, where acid from the stomach leaks up into the oesophagus (gullet). I have had burning mouth syndrome — Keep reading.
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For example, if you have dry mouth, your dentist may advise that you drink more fluids or may suggest saliva-replacement products that can be purchased at a pharmacy. An oral swab or biopsy may be used to check for thrush, which is a fungal infection; thrush can be treated with oral antifungal medications. Any irritations caused by sharp or broken teeth or by a removable partial or full denture should be eliminated. Your dentist can confirm the diagnosis and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
If your symptoms don’t get better despite trying self-help measures and over-the-counter medicines, your GP may prescribe a PPI. These work by reducing the amount of acid produced by your stomach. If you also have asthma, the symptoms may get worse as a result of stomach acid irritating your airways. If you have GORD for a long time, stomach acid can damage your oesophagus and cause further problems.
The feeling worsens if you bend down or lie down, as stomach acids and other stomach contents back up into the esophagus. It may or may not cause lasting injury to the esophagus, depending on the frequency and severity.
Heartburn can range from uncomfortable to painful. However, the severity of the burning sensation doesnâ€™t necessarily indicate lasting or permanent injury to the esophagus. Your doctor will ask additional questions based on your responses, symptoms and needs. Preparing and anticipating questions will help you make the most of your time.
Pepcid Complete also has antacids in it. Antacids are useful because they relieve symptoms rapidly. But relief is only temporary.