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Each pregnancy can bring different symptoms and different ways of being uncomfortable. I have gone through three pregnancies and each one was different and unique. During one pregnancy, the most difficult symptom was being tired. I believe I could have slept the entire nine months easily. In another pregnancy, I suffered from morning sickness, the whole time. And in the third pregnancy, I had heartburn. Heartburn that stopped me from sleeping. Heartburn that severely limited my diet. Heartburn that came no matter what I ate. Heartburn that hurt.
Heartburn is caused when the valve between your stomach and your esophagus is not working properly. Normally this valve stops stomach acids from entering the esophagus. During pregnancy there are two main causes of heartburn. The first is the hormone progesterone. This hormone causes the valve to relax. The second occurs during the third trimester. The growing uterus can push up on the valve, causing it to open. Both reasons cause stoma...
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: CIMETIDINE - ORAL Pronounced: (sye-MET-uh-deen) Heartburn Oral Precautions
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This medication should not be used if you have certain
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a certain blood disorder (porphyria)
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