Glossary for Heartburn as in case of Barrett's oesophagus
Medical terms related to Heartburn as in case of Barrett's oesophagus or mentioned in this section include:
- Abdominal distention: The sensation and appearance of distention located in the abdomen
- Achalasia: A rare condition where the patients muscles, such as the cardiac sphincter of the stomach, are unable to relax.
- Acute gastritis: Acute gastritis is the sudden onset of irritation or inflammation of the stomach.
- Anxiety disorder: A mental condition that is characterized by anxiety and avoidance behaviours
- Aortic dissection: A tear in the inner layer of the aorta (major artery in the body) which allows blood to escape into outer layers of the artery.
- Atrial fibrillation: A rhythm disturbance of the heart that results in irregular and chaotic ventricular contractions.
- Barrett syndrome: Barrett's syndrome refers to cellular changes in the lower portion of the oesophagus as a result of chronic reflux. The changes in the cells of the esophagus can lead to cancer of the esophagus (adenocarcinoma).
- Barrett's esophagus: Damage to the cells lining the esophagus usually from refluxed acid.
- Barrett's oesophagus: Barrett's esophagus is a disorder in which the lining of the esophagus is damaged. The damage is caused by stomach acid that leaks back into the esophagus. This leakage of acid is commonly known as "heartburn" (gastroesophageal reflux).
- Biliary Colic: A condition which is characterized by the occurrence of colic due to the passage of gallstones along the biliary tract
- Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
- Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
- Breath symptoms: Breath-related symptoms including breath odor
- Breathing symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
- Chest burning: A burning sensation experienced on the chest
- Chest symptoms: Symptoms affecting the chest region.
- Cholecystitis: inflammation of the gall bladder.
- Cocaine toxicity:
- Common symptoms: The most common symptoms
- Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
- Dysphagia: Dysphagia refers to difficulty in swallowing.
- Esophagus Cancer: Cancer of the esophagus in the throat.
- Esophagus symptoms: Symptoms affecting the esophagus (digestive throat passage)
- Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
- Fibromyalgia: A difficult to diagnose condition affecting the muscles and/or joints
- Gastric Ulcer: A gastric ulcer is a break in the normal tissue that lines the stomach.
- Gerd-like sternum pain: Gerd presents with symptoms such as chest pain, heartburn and dysphagia
- HOCM: Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Heartburn: Heartburn is a burning sensation experienced behind the breastbone in the upper chest due to regurgitation of stomach contents.
- Heartburn that worsens if low down after eating: must not be overlooked as it may be a medical emergency
- Heartburn without reflux: not related to reflux diseases
- Heartburn-like chest pain: must not be overlooked as it may be a medical emergency
- Hiatus hernia: is a protrusion of the upper part of the stomach into the thoracic cavity through a tear or weakness in the diaphragm, the most common type being sliding hiatus hernia
- High blood pressure: Excessive blood pressure.
- Hyperthyroidism: The excessive activity of the thyroid gland
- Lead poisoning: A type of heavy metal poisoning caused by excessive exposure to lead.
- Mitral regurgitation: A condition which is characterized by a regurgitation of blood from the left ventricle into the atrium due to a problem with the mitral valve
- Mitral-valve prolapse: A common heart condition that is often harmless.
- Mouth symptoms: Symptoms of the mouth or oral area.
- Myocardial infarction: blood supply to part of the heart is interrupted
- Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
- Oesophageal spasm: An oesophageal spasm is incoordinated contraction of the muscles in the esophagus which carries food from the mouth to the stomach. The muscles contract simultaneously instead of a rhythmic successive motion.
- Pain: Any type of pain sensation symptoms.
- Panic disorder: is a severe medical condition characterized by extremely elevated mood
- Peptic Ulcer: Ulcer on the lining of the stomach or duodenum
- Pleurodynia: Contagious viral infection
- Polyarteritis nodosa: A serious blood vessel disease where small and medium-sized arteries become swollen and damaged and are unable to adequately supply oxygenated blood to various tissues in the body. The disease can occur in a mild form or a serious, rapidly fatal form.
- Pulmonary embolism: The occurrence of an embolism which blocks blood vessels in the lungs
- Pulmonary hypertension: The occurrence of hypertension the blood vessels of the lungs
- Respiratory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
- Sarcoidosis: Rare autoimmune disease usually affecting the lungs.
- Scleroderma: A rare, progressive connective tissue disorder involving thickening and hardening of the skin and connective tissue. There are a number of forms of scleroderma with some forms being systemic (involving internal organs).
- Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
- Sensory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sensory systems.
- Severe gerd-like chest pain: must not be overlooked as it may be a medical emergency
- Severe gerd-like sternum pain: Gerd presents with symptoms such as chest pain, heartburn and dysphagia
- Severe heartburn without reflux: severe heartburn not related to reflux diseases
- Shingles: Infectious viral infection occuring years after chickenpox infection.
- Systemic lupus erythematosus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
- Takayasu arteritis: A chronic inflammation of the large blood vessels leading from the aorta which results in lack of pulse in the arms and the carotid arteries, transient paraplegia and blindness and atrophy of the facial muscles. Also called Takayasu's disease, pulseless disease, brachiocephgalic arteritis or aortic arch syndrome.
- Throat symptoms: Symptoms affecting the throat
- Tietz syndrome: Tietz syndrome is a relatively rare condition characterized by deafness and albinism. It should not be confused with the similarly named Tietz's syndrome which involves inflammation of chest cartilage.
- Tietze's syndrome: Inflammation and swelling of the cartilage that joins the ribs to the breast bone.
- Varicella zoster: A highly contagious disease caused by herpes virus 3
- Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.
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