gerd and other symptoms

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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 9/26/2006 6:01 PM (GMT -6)   
i just wanted to say if you have symptoms of gerd and other weird symptoms like constipation or fatigue or joint pain, even cold hands and feet, i would get checked by a rheumatologist and have them test your ANA levels. it is a non-specific test but it can help assess whether your medical problems are separate or all related.

if you have gerd and constipation and feel full quickly or bloated after eating ask your gastro doc about a gastric emptying study... you eat an egg sandwich with a radioactive isotope and then for 2 1/2 hours they monitor and calculate how quickly it your stomach digests the food. gastroparesis, or delayed emptying, can cause reflux (if it doesn't go down it comes up) and can slow the motility of your gi tract since food doesn't move out of the stomach quickly. fiber is a big no no with that... it is the hardest thing to digest.

just wanted to pass along the info.

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   Posted 9/26/2006 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
wow, that's good to know.. thanks blechhh!
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