Patient Comments: GERD - Complications

Question:

Did you experience any complications with your GERD? What were they? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Sue, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 26

I was diagnosed with acid reflux and GERD years ago, but just the past few years it has gotten worse. I was just recently diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus from this condition. No one seems to be able to treat me successfully. I do not eat a lot of greasy foods. I have tried to help myself with very small meals and weight loss, but nothing seems to help. My throat bothers me all the time.

Comment from: Honey bee, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 30

I was diagnosed with mild GERD three years ago. I am presently experiencing nausea, feeling of stomach being full, feeling as if something is in my throat when I swallow. However I do not experience any burning in my stomach or throat or vomiting. I wonder if this is normal with GERD. I am hypertensive and on blood pressure medication.

Comment from: merrypranxter, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 07

This article says that ear issues are only present in children because their adenoids are prominent. I am a 32 year old female with terrible GERD exacerbated by chronic anxiety and Tourette's syndrome. I have a hard time not constantly trying to clear my throat, in turn irritating it worse and keeping it from healing. And my ears constantly drive me insane with pressure, bubbling, and popping.

Comment from: N A Channa, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 04

From last 2 years I had this problem apparently. I have severe cough and shortness of breath for 01-02 hours during sleeping times; runny nose during morning hours and white fluid mucus flowing from nose for 01-02 hours. But I have no temperature all the time. I have consulted with allergy and chest specialist. Despite use of medicines I've found no relief. I feel that I have gastroesophageal reflex disease (GERD) because I do feel that there is reverse flow from stomach towards esophagus causing cough and shortness of breath.

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GERD is the back up of stomach acid into the esophagus. See Answer

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