Hi everyone --
I have been doing a lot of investigation as to why I have inherited GERD/Indigestion and Heartburn problems -- and I came across this random study from a GI doctor that said that those who suffer from chronic constipation are most likely to have GERD issues...
which makes sense -- due to the fact that oe is not eliminating waste and therefore is going to place pressure in the upper GI area..
I also read that those who suffer from severe non stop heartburn - usually would NOT respond to PPI's because they have an underlining dyspepisa issue-- a functional gastro issue ( stomach not digesting foods at appropriate times)
this study remarked zelnorm ( before it was pulled from the market due to people dying from side effects of heart failures) taking with ppi's showed that this therapy proved the most benefical because it addressed both the slow empying in the GI Trac and the gerd that was associated with it
so my question is this -- who on this board has GERD/heartburn thanks to Constipation issue ? and if this is you/// how are you handling this predominant issue with its evil cousin(gerd) ? and are you finding success with heartburn addressing the constipation
Thank you all again for any input :)
saddae, I read your post a few days ago and it struck home with me, as I had been wondering about constipation being connected to my case of gerd. But I kind of poo poo'd it (ha ha no punintended) until I read your post.
I had never really suffered from constipation, but I did for sometime just before I was diagnosed with reflux. My doctor told me to start taking vitamins, she mentioned Centrum. So I bought some and started taking them faithfully. On one visit I was telling her about how constipated I had become----welllll DUH, I should have been taking the Centrum Silver--with the iron---now I never gave it a thought but I should have known the iron would make me constipated---actually I knew better! Just forgot!
It was right after this bout of constipation when my gastro gerd/heartburn problems began.
I would like to read the doc's random study you mentioned. Do you remember his name, so maybe I would be able to find it? Thanks!