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Is gagging caused by acid reflux

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Is gagging caused by acid reflux
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Went to the doctor, he tbought it was acidreflux

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Gagging can be caused by significant acid reflux. There are other causes too like;

1) Hiatal hernia

2) Laryngitis

3) Pharyngeal diverticulum

If this has been going on for long, you may need following investigations:

1) Upper GI endoscopy.

2) Barium esophagogram.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
When I gag it was a bitter taste or sour taste

A bitter taste or sour taste further indicates a diagnosis of acid reflux, which is also called as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It is treated as following;

1) antacids; Maalox

2) acid blocker; Prilosec

3) loosing weight, if overweight.

4) avoiding alcohol, citrus fruits and juices, chocolate, and tomato based products

5) avoiding large meals. Eat 5 small meals in a day.

6) wait three hours after the meal before you sleep.

7) elevate head end of the bed by 8 inches.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Would anything else cause it

Pharyngeal diverticulum, esophageal diverticulum, narrowing of esophagus, hiatal hernia, achalasia cardia are other causes but are far uncommon than acid reflux.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I have a spot on the back of the neck, what would cause this

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