What is the difference between GERD and reflux esophagitis?
Reflux esophagitis is an esophageal mucosal injury that occurs secondary to retrograde flux of gastric contents into the esophagus. Clinically, this is referred to as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Typically, the reflux disease involves the distal 8-10 cm of the esophagus and the gastroesophageal junction.
Do Calcium channel blockers worsen GERD?
Overeating, drinking alcohol and smoking are all known to cause acid reflux. Taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen or aspirin; calcium channel blockers for heart conditions and drugs that slow the contractions of the muscles in the intestines can all lead to acid reflux.
What is Stage 2 GERD?
Stage 2 (moderate): A person has regurgitation or heartburn occurring a few times a week. Stage 3 (severe): A person has regular heartburn, a chronic cough, regurgitation, a hoarse voice, and regurgitation of food.
How is reflux esophagitis diagnosed?
Esophagitis Diagnosis A test in which a long, flexible lighted tube, called an endoscope, is used to view the esophagus. Biopsy. During this test, a small sample of the esophageal tissue is removed and then sent to a laboratory to be examined under a microscope. Upper GI series (or barium swallow).
Can amlodipine make acid reflux worse?
Overall, the DHPs were the most frequent contributors to symptom exacerbation, with acid reflux and heartburn exacerbated by amlodipine and chest pain by nifedipine (Table 5).
Does amlodipine give you acid reflux?
Amlodipine and other dihydropyridines can cause heartburn by relaxing the lower oesophageal sphincter.
What foods should I avoid with reflux esophagitis?
Foods that are high in fat, salt or spice such as:
- Fried food.
- Fast food.
- Potato chips and other processed snacks.
- Chili powder and pepper (white, black, cayenne)
- Fatty meats such as bacon and sausage.