Constant Heartburn Causes

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Constant heartburn attacks are a problem to some. Just imagine what it would be like to stop in the middle of a task because a burning sensation suddenly creeps up to your chestbone, to your esophagus, to your throat, and sometimes even to your mouth. The pain can strike anytime, even at night. Which is why it is no wonder why many heartburn sufferers want to find out how to cure their condition once and for all.

There are many cures to constant heartburn, varying from surgical procedures to medicines. Here are some of the treatment options to consider.

1. Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication is a common type of heartburn surgery which involves tightening the walls of the esophagus and adding pressure to the lower esophagus muscle in order to prevent stomach contents from reaching the throat. Another method focuses on tightening the esophagus valve to keep acids from burning the esophageal lining.

2. Intraluminal endoscopic surgery is about using an optical, tubular instrument which is inserted inside the part of the patient's body to let the doctor get a better view of it. This procedure is much faster and has a shorter recovery rate, which is why many patients want this kind of surgery.

3. Antacids are taken to neutralize the acids and promote the body's defenses by helping increase the production of micous and bicarbonate. These medicines are aimed to relieve mild symptoms of heartburn, and are bought without the doctor's prescription.

4. Histamine blockers are made to block the actions of histamine, a chemical which helps promote the production of stomach acids. They are for the relief of frequent cases of heartburn, but you have to wait for thirty to ninety minutes before these drugs could take effect. Then, the effect will only last for six to twenty-four hours. For patients with more serious cases of heartburn, they have to take two dosages a day.

5. Proton pump inhibitors reduce the acids in the stomach by reacting with cells responsible for producing stomach acids. You should note, though, that they are found to cause side effects like
diarrhea, headache, itching, and nausea.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What causes constant heartburn and can lead to choking and vomiting in your sleep?

    • ANSWER:
      upper GI disorders such as Gastroesophegeal Reflux Disease(GERD) or a hiatal Hernia, ulcers, etc... Get to a doctor for care if you are not responding to over the counter acid reducers such as tums or zantac.

  2. QUESTION:
    Constant Heartburn?
    I always have heartburn. I dont over eat, and i avoid spicy foods like the plague. Today, i had Honey Nut Cheerios, and some Spaghetti-O's with my kids. All i had to drink today was milk and water. This is an everyday thing. I dont lay down for at least 1 full hour after eating and i know the 3 things i mentioned are the main causes of heartburn (over eating, spicy foods and laying down right after eating). I really dont want to see a DR just for this reason but if i have to, i will. Tums doesnt work for me, and neither do any of the over the counter antacids. Does anyone have any ideas what could be causing it? I am a mom of 2 kids (ages 5 and 15months) so i am under alot of stress (see another question i asked to see what i mean http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080422191337AAF5ZoL&r=w) so could stress cause heartburn as well? What are some other causes for heartburn? Thank you all in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Go to a doctor.... NOW.. Do Not Pass GO... DO Not Collect 0.00 .. Have a doctor check you out... I have a friend who's son had the same thing and let it go... He now has cancer.... he didn't think it was a big deal..... Your body is telling you something..... Listen to it.... GO TO A DOCTOR AND TELL HIM/HER ABOUT YOUR HEARTBURN, NOW!!!!

  3. QUESTION:
    constant heartburn......?
    ever since i had my son which is almost 16month ago i have had alot of heartburn almost every night i know it not cause of the food i eta because i went a week and avoided food that are more likely to cause heartburn and i still got the heartburn all day a took stuff for it and came back within a few minutes

    • ANSWER:
      This may be not heartburn, but GERD http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gerd/DS00967. This happens when your lower esophageal sphincter http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/2006/0209/6867277.jpg doesn't close properly and gastric acid flows into your esophagus.

      GERD is common for many women after pregnancy (yes, even 16 months later). If you gained weight and didn't lose much of it, that can be a contributing factor.

      GERD should be diagnosed and treated by a physician. Stomach acids can cause a condition called erosive esophagitis, which can potentially lead to esophageal cancer. Fortunately, your esophagus is capable of healing itself if the right medication (PPIs such as Protonix, Nexium, AcipHex, or even Prilosec OTC) is prescribed.

      GERD isn't just heartburn and shouldn't be treated with most over-the-counter hearburn medications. Please see your physician. GERD is in most cases very easy to treat and responds very quickly.

  4. QUESTION:
    Would would cause constant heartburn/chestpains?
    I pretty much have constant pain on the left side of my chest, it hurts so bad sometimes i just have to clutch onto my chest and hope it will stop.

    What could cause constant pain like this? Whatever it may be..heartburn, etc.,

    I am a female, btw.
    I'm barely stressed, no i don't eat the best. I'm skinny, i'm in decent shape. And it's a recent thing, and has been going on for about 2 weeks i'd say.

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a link that will help you figure it out far better than anything you'll see here
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/symptom-checker/DS00671

  5. QUESTION:
    Causes/treatments for CONSTANT severe heartburn and indigestion?
    I am an otherwise healthy 31 year old woman who suffers from persistent heartburn and horrible indigestion. If I don't take some sort of acid reducer daily (like Prilosec or Prevacid) I will be in utter hell within 24 hours. As soon as the medication wears off, my stomach and throat are on fire and I have a terrible case of diarrhea! UGH!
    - I am not overweight (in fact I am now underweight due to this problem)
    - I eat plenty of whole grains and vegetables
    - I avoid common triggers like caffeine, greasy food, garlic, etc.
    - I exercize regularly
    No matter what I eat or don't eat, the problem is always there. Every doctor I go to just wants to give me another kind of pill or acts like I am overreacting. It is so bad that I have actually fainted from the pain and had to go to the ER, and I am a really tough girl, so that's saying a lot. Anybody ever had this problem and found a cure? What could be causing this??

    • ANSWER:
      You sound like me. The only thing that helps me is to avoid sugar too. I've had colonoscopy and endoscopy 2 times and all they found was a small hernia under my breasts. I get some pretty horrendous pain there.
      I feel your pain and wish I could help.


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