... Medicated for it. The past 2 years however I have been having trouble swallowing my food and vomiting at least twice a week. The burning & hurting in my stomach is painful and the burping is so sour tasting. I have been to a gatroenterologist and have had a scope and a stomach emptying study to find nothing. I also cough up a lot of xtra Lucas after my meals and no one can find physical what wrong. Do you have any ideas? Thanks
Simply speaking GERD or acid reflux food regurgitation and heartburn are caused by gas in the upper portion of the small intestine which forces partially digested food back up the esophagus and the back of the throat. The stomach has hydrochloric acid in it which is produced to control the bacteria and digest the food in the stomach. When the gas pushing this back up into the throat it causes that burning sensation what is hydrochloric acid. Digestion begins in the mouth most likely when you have had to have your esophageal dilation done are the Scopes that is exactly what they do they dilate your esophagus. You first of all must chew your food very thoroughly so it breaks it down enough that it can go all the way down into your stomach as the esophagus pushes it down. Here are some guidelines to help stop using tobacco and alcohol if you do nicotine lowers or weekends the esophageal muscle gum and hard candy can also instigate problems because they increase the amount of air that you swallow then result in belching and reflux don't lay down immediately after eating and avoid eating after 6 p.m. and late night snacks. Tight clothing and bending over after eating also trigger problems. Elevate the head of your bed about 8 inches to prevent reflux while sleeping you can do this with a couple of bricks or books extra pillows. Small frequent meals they usually say 6 small meals a day rather than a lot at once and try to follow this diet. Avoid fatty or fried foods. Whole milk oils and chocolate most fast foods citrus fruits and juices coffee caffeinated soft drinks tea other caffeinated Beverages and spicy or acid foods. When I was a young nurse they used to give half and half to treat ulcers which is also a stomach problem as time went on it was learned that this cream or the proportion of the milk actually have lactic acid in it which was causing more problems. Sausage and bacon or greasy Foods should also be avoided. You can go online to a website that is called gerd diet so that you can print out some menus and ideas of what is best to eat. Keep in touch with your doctor to monitor your situation and you may have to be evaluated more frequently to keep track of your esophagus. Also if you attend a dentist and they ask you about your teeth make sure that you mentioned that you have this disease as it will affect the back of your teeth that will give them a possibility to give you extra precautions good luck I hope this helps I know it's wrong but it's an intense condition. You may want to have your doctor evaluate you for Barrett's esophagus.
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