I have been
experiencing a lot of acid reflux of late. I think it might have something
to do with the fact that I've been smoking more lately. Is this true?
There are many reasons to not smoke, and one of the reasons is that it can
definitely cause or worsen symptoms of esophageal reflux disease . First
off, tobacco inhibits saliva, which is a significant buffer that the body
has against acid. Secondly, studies have shown that tobacco can stimulate
the production of stomach acid production. Lastly, and most significantly,
tobacco causes a relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter muscle,
thereby allowing acid reflux from the stomach to the esophagus to occur.
I wake up
every morning coughing. I have been to my internal medicine doctor, an ear
nose and throat doctor and pulmonologist and have not gotten better. A
friend told me that they had a cough that was related to reflux. How can I
tell if that is the ca...
Do you have Acid Reflux, Acid Reflux Disease or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease? Or is it Heartburn or Indigestion? Is there a difference? When it comes to discussing the digestive system, the lingo can be very confusing.
With all of the information on the internet and an entire aisle in the store devoted to digestive conditions, it may seem easy to self diagnose and self treat reflux symptoms. The bottom line is your first stop is the doctor’s office for a diagnosis and treatment plan . If you have frequent symptoms such as heartburn, indigestion, burning, throat pain, difficulty swallowing and irritation to your esophagus, the doctor may diagnose G astro e sophageal R eflux D isease or GERD.
The drug manufacturers and the popular press have coined the term Acid Reflux or Acid Reflux Disease to describe Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. So the term Acid Reflux Disease is another way of saying you have Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Your doctor will most likely ...
Generic Name: GUAIFENESIN/DEXTROMETHORPHAN/DECONGESTANT -
ORAL Cough & Cold Mucus Relief CF Oral Uses
This combination medication is used to temporarily treat
sneezing, runny/stuffy nose, and cough caused by allergies, hay fever, the
common cold, or other breathing illnesses. This product is usually not used for
ongoing cough from smoking or long-term breathing problems (such as chronic
bronchitis, emphysema) unless directed by your doctor. Guaifenesin is an
expectorant. It works by thinning and loosening mucus in the airways, clearing
congestion, and making breathing easier. Decongestants treat nasal congestion
by narrowing the blood vessels in the nose. The antihistamine blocks a
substance (histamine) released by allergies and has a drying effect to help dry
up a runny nose.
If you are self-treating with this medication, it is
important to read the package instructions carefully before you start using
this product to be sure it i...
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