Acid Reflux: Clearing the Air in Frequently Asked Questions

If you experience nausea, a burning sensation along your gut, or persistent sore throat, you may need medical assistance for acid reflux. Your doctor considers your dietary choices and symptoms to pinpoint the underlying causes for such symptoms. Bharat Pothuri, MD, FACG of GastroDoxs PLLC offers fully personalized treatment for Cypress acid reflux incidences. Call or book an appointment online at GastroDoxs PLLC to manage acid reflux before developing into Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).

About Acid Reflux

Acid reflux happens in case the ring of a muscle in your stomach fails to close properly. If the valve shuts down incorrectly, acid from your stomach ascends the gullet to cause a bitter/sour taste in your mouth and heartburn.

Recurring or frequent symptoms like indigestion and heartburn may indicate gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Frequent signs and symptoms of acid reflux among most patients are:

  •       Wheezing
  •       Regurgitation
  •       Nausea
  •       Sore throat
  •       Chronic cough
  •       Burning sensation in your chest
  •       Feeling a lump in your throat

Dr. Pothuri targets underlying symptoms by seeking to understand the causes of your acid reflux.

Causes of Acid Reflux

Acid reflux results from various factors letting acid from your stomach make its way into your throat or hindering the stomach valve from closing correctly. The result is acid reflux or heartburn that causes an uncomfortable stinging.

You may experience acid reflux in case you:

  • Smoke
  • Are overweight
  • Snack right before bedtime
  • Lay down after a meal
  • Drink lots of alcohol, coffee, or carbonated drinks
  • Eat large amounts of chocolate, citrus, spicy foods, or tomato

You may contact GastroDoxs PLLC to learn more about the root cause of your heartburn and viable treatment options during your appointment with Dr. Pothuri. Your appointment includes detailed scrutiny of your eating habits and symptoms to make the treatment phase smoother.

Factors Affecting Acid Reflux

The valve closing your esophagus is vulnerable to more pressure if you are pregnant, obese, or suffering from hernias. In case of inadequate support, the valve closes completely and magnifies your acid reflux. Dr. Pothuri monitors your recovery to reduce the risk of GERD. Dr. Pothuri’s team uses a comprehensive diagnostic consultation to pinpoint the causes of your symptoms.

Treatment for Acid Reflux

Dr. Pothuri focuses on delivering an unforgettable experience for each patient. He considers your symptoms, health history, dietary choices and runs conclusive tests to determine the root cause of your symptoms. Narrowing down helps him find the best remedy for your acid reflux.

Dr. Pothuri may ask you to reduce spicy meals, fatty foods, alcoholic drinks, and coffee. If dietary adjustments fail to relieve your symptoms, surgery or prescription medication may come in handy in alleviating your symptoms.

Other Services Offered at GastroDoxs

ü  Abdominal pain

ü  Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

ü  Colon cancer

ü  Colonoscopy

ü  Constipation

ü  Diarrhea

ü  Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

ü  Upper endoscopy (EGD)

ü  Irritable bowel disease (IBD)

ü  Dysphagia

ü  Rectal bleeding

ü  Acid reflux

Bottom Line

Occasional heartburn episodes are common, yet frequent cases of acid reflux may wear away your esophagus’s lining. Visit Dr. Pothuri at GastroDoxs PLLC for a personalized experience in a comfortable and friendly environment focusing on a fully personalized experience.