Tag Archives: reflux

Do you have difficulty swallowing?

Difficulty swallowing is a common problem.  I have had countless patients with this… and also two family members with this in the past few months.  Swallowing is a complex process.  Breathing must be coordinated with swallowing.  Food is chewed (and … Continue reading

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Treatment of reflux in children…

When stomach acid comes up the esophagus, this can cause symptoms of reflux. Common symptoms in infants are feeding refusal, recurrent vomiting, poor weight gain, sleep disturbance, respiratory problems (like coughing and wheezing), and irritability. Symptoms in older children include … Continue reading

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Heartburn

Actually, heartburn doesn’t involve the heart, but it DOES burn.  You may have symptoms of burning in the lower chest or a bitter/acidic taste in the mouth. It is caused when acid from the stomach goes upward (the wrong way) … Continue reading

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Virus? Bacteria? or Stomach acid causing those throat symptoms?

Some people are diagnosed with laryngitis when the reason for hoarseness is from reflux of stomach acid into the throat.  Laryngopharyngeal reflux, also known as “silent” reflux, may not have symptoms of heartburn.  Laryngopharyngeal reflux should be suspected with the following symptoms … Continue reading

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