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Acid reflux

Acid reflux: Introduction

Acid reflux: Condition which occurs when the acid reflux into the oesophagus exceeds the normal limit. See detailed information below for a list of 26 causes of Acid reflux, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Acid reflux:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Acid reflux. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Acid reflux

Home Diagnostic Testing and Acid reflux

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Causes of Types of Acid reflux:

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Acid reflux Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Acid reflux may include:

  • Antacids
  • Coping measures
    • Smaller more frequent meals
    • Eat slowing
    • Sleep with head raised - e.g. elevated your bed at one end or use more pillows
    • Lose weight if overweight
  • Avoid triggering attacks of heartburn:
    • Avoid the stomach getting overly full
  • more treatments...»

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Stories from Users for Acid reflux

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Acid reflux: Animations

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Acid reflux

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Acid reflux: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Acid reflux

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, more »

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed, more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack, more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal effect) more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of celiac disease). A variety of other more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Acid reflux

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Acid reflux: Related Rare Diseases

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Acid reflux: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Article Excerpts about Acid reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close... (Source: excerpt from Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): NIDDK)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when the lower esophageal... (Source: excerpt from Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): NIDDK)

Heartburn, also called acid indigestion, is the most common symptom of GERD. Anyone... (Source: excerpt from Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): NIDDK)

Detailed list of causes of Acid reflux

The list below shows some of the causes of Acid reflux mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Acid reflux?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Acid reflux. Of the 26 causes of Acid reflux that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 23 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Acid reflux:

The following list of conditions have 'Acid reflux' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Classifications of Acid reflux:

Subtypes of Acid reflux:

Regurgitation (33 causes), Regurgitation in adults (28 causes), Regurgitation in infants and children (7 causes), Nasal regurgitation of food (1 cause)

Medical Conditions associated with Acid reflux:

Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Stomach symptoms (3217 causes), Esophageal symptoms (3079 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

Symptoms related to Acid reflux:

Achalasia cardia, Alcohol, Asthma (320 causes), Barrett's oesophagus, Chocolates

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Medical News summaries about Acid reflux

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Acid reflux

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