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Allergy, asthma, and GERD infomation. - February 1st 2009, 04:01 PM

Asthma, allergies, and GERD.

GER Gastroesophageal reflux disease is also called acid refulx. It doesn't happen only in babies, who spit up formula. This disease is not contagious. It happens when your stomach flap muscele isn't strong enough and your stomach produces too much acid. When you eat certain foods,such as:
  • citrus fruits
  • chocolate
  • drinks or foods with caffeine
  • fatty and fried foods
  • garlic and onions
  • mint flavorings
  • spicy foods
  • tomato-based foods, like spaghetti sauce, chili, and pizza
Also, sodas can trigger reflux, and any carbonated drink will do the same.
it can trigger symptoms of GERD. Some common syptoms are:
  • a sore, raw throat or hoarse voice
  • a frequent sour taste of acid, especially when lying down
  • a feeling of burping acid into the mouth
  • trouble swallowing
  • a feeling that food is stuck in the throat
  • a feeling of choking that may wake someone up
  • a dry cough
  • bad breath
  • and feeling sick to your stomach
To help prevent GERD from acting up, don't eat or drink 2 hours before lieing down, and put something under the matress to move the head part up about 6 inches, it makes it harder for the acid to go out of your stomach.

If you think you have GERD or have had any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor as soon as possible, before it can get worse.
(source for GERD info: http://kidshealth.org/teen/diseases_...tive/gerd.html)


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Re: Allergy, asthma, and GERD infomation. - February 1st 2009, 04:10 PM

ASthma is a lung problem that causes airways to constrict and become full of mucus. Yes, it is not fun to have, but can be easily treated. Classic asthma attacks are when people with asthma can suddenly not breathe, and a rescue inhaler must be used to open up the airways to allow the person to breathe. Allergens, air-borne pollutants, weather, exercise, and respiratory infections and trigger asthma.
According to kidshealth.org :"A person having an asthma flare-up may cough, wheeze (make a whistling sound while breathing), be short of breath, and feel an intense tightness in the chest. Many people with asthma compare a flare-up to the sensation of trying to breathe through a straw - it feels extremely hard to get air in and out of their lungs. An asthma flare-up can last for several hours or longer if a person doesn't use asthma medication. When an asthma flare-up is over, the person usually feels better."

A controller medicine, given to you by your doctor helps to prevent the symptoms of asthma. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns.

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Re: Allergy, asthma, and GERD infomation. - February 1st 2009, 05:08 PM

If you have some of thes symptoms for GERD you can also have a hiatal hernia, that's what I found out. If you dont know what an acid mouth tastes like, its like someone put a lemon in your mouth- or sour gummy worms. There are medications you can take to prevent the acid as well.


   
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