Acid Reflux Medication Side
Q: My father said to me that may be a link between my IBS pains etc.
(especially acid reflux etc.) may be linked to something called Hiatus
Hernia. I do suffer with very bad acid reflux (currently on 20mg of Losec
A:Hiatal hernia is a possibility, as is an h. pylori infection, which is very very common. H. pylori can cause ulcers, reflux, queasiness, 'sour' stomach, etc. It can now be diagnosed by a breath-test. It is treated with a combination of antibiotics, and I can give first-hand testimony of how well it works! I no longer have ulcers or the 24-hour reflux I lived with for over ten years. Hiatal hernia is usually diagnosed (last I heard) with a barium swallow and/or endoscopy. I'm not sure how they're treated. Unfortunately, if one has IBS in addition to one or the other of the above, treating them may not alleviate the IBS. On the bright side, though, treating them does mean one less thing to deal with.
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