Is it acid reflux or bile reflux? Q: I had been experiencing a lot of heartburn but that seems to have decreased with Nexium . I still however, get a lot of regurgitation of liquid into my throat. Is this acid reflux? A: As your heartburn has improved, while the regurgitation can still be related to acid, you may also be refluxing bile. While this is more common in patients that have had prior surgery of the upper gastrointestinal tract, it can also occur after gallbladder surgery, ulcer disease and previous damage to the pylorus (of the stomach). Bile reflux is frequently associated with acid reflux, and can cause damage to both the stomach ( gastritis ) and the esophagus ( esophagitis ). Causes and Treatment The treatment of bile reflux typically involves medication that either results in an increased flow of bile through the digestive tract ( such as Urso ), or that binds the bile ( Carafate ). You should check with your doctor about the possibility of you having ...
Generic Name: ALUMINUM/MAGNESIUM ANTACID - ORAL Pronounced: (a-LOO-mi-num/mag-NEE-zee-um) Heartburn Antacid Oral Precautions
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Toxemia; Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH)
Often, women who are diagnosed with preeclampsia do not feel sick.
Symptoms of preeclampsia can include:
Swelling of the hands and face/eyes ( edema )
More than 2 pounds per week Sudden weight gain over 1 - 2 days
Note: Some swelling of the feet and ankles is considered normal with pregnancy.
Symptoms of more severe preeclampsia:
Headaches that are dull or throbbing and will not go away
Abdominal pain, mostly felt on the right side, underneath the ribs. Pain may also be felt in the right shoulder, and can be confused with heartburn , gallbladder pain, a stomach virus, or the baby kicking
Decreased urine output, not urinating very often
Nausea and vomiting (worrisome sign)
Vision changes -- temporary loss of vision, sensations of flashing lights, auras, light sensitivity, spots, and blurry vision
Signs and tests
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