Acid reflux? Your dentist may notice before you do

They may need to work together to help pinpoint a cause and develop an effective treatment plan. Burning mouth syndrome is the medical term for ongoing (chronic) or recurrent burning in the mouth without an obvious cause. This discomfort may affect the tongue, gums, lips, inside of your cheeks, roof of your mouth (palate) or widespread areas of your whole mouth. The burning sensation can be severe, as if you scalded your mouth. There are a number of lifestyle behaviors that contribute to reflux.

I went to a gastroenterologist, had an endoscopy done and was once again diagnosed with GERD. This time the outcome has not been so good. The GI doctor I saw prescribed two different medications. I was having bad reaction to the medicine and felt the only thing the GI doctor was doing was medicating me. I decided to go to another GI doctor and who prescribed a different medication to help with the discomfort of the burning, which I only experience in my throat.

Less acid in the stomach means less acid available for back-up into the esophagus. Some examples are cimetidine (Tagamet), ranitidine (Zantac), and famotidine (Pepcid).

You’ll usually be given enough medication to last a month. Go back to your GP if they don’t help or your symptoms return after treatment finishes. Some people need to take PPIs on a long-term basis.

Symptoms include ulcers that do not heal and pain in the affected area. Causes include the presence of the human papillomavirus (HPV).

If a drug is causing secondary BMS, then your doctor may switch you to a new medicine. BMS is a painful condition. Usually, the tongue is affected, but the pain may also be in the lips or roof of the mouth, or throughout the mouth.

I can’t count how many endoscopies, MRI’s, ultrasounds etc. that I have had; they found a good amount of damage in my esophagus. I was not surprised.

Reflux laryngitis is a voice disorder that results from irritation and swelling of the vocal folds due to the backflow of stomach fluids into the throat. This backflow is called laryngopharyngeal reflux (acid that reaches the level of the throat).

You may feel like food is sticking in your throat. GERD may also make you feel like you’re choking or that your throat is tight. A dry cough is another sign. GERD can also cause bad breath.

These can also be another symptom of acid reflux disease, especially if you have a chronic cough that has been lingering for weeks and worsens after a meal or during nighttime. A backsplash of stomach acid can sometimes get into the lungs, causing asthma-like symptoms. However, left untreated, the coughing and wheezing from heartburn can become triggers for asthma.

After 9 years of hell and I am loving waking up in a good mood. I am 22 years old and 6 months ago I was diagnosed with GERD. As a teenager I was always stressed, as I was living with an abusive step father. I suffered with panic/anxiety disorder along with depression. At age 13 I began regurgitating massive amounts of acid/ bile every morning.

Still, I recommend you do the test. It is free and only takes a few minutes. If the test shows you have significant reflux, then you can be sure this will cause trouble.

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It’s called the lower esophageal sphincter. Its job is to keep stomach acid in your stomach. But if that valve doesn’t work well, the acid can go back up into your esophagus. That’s reflux.

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