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Are there different kinds of acid reflux/heartburn?

Asked by zensky (13380points) June 14th, 2012

I am googling it – but I’m curious… docs/nurses please respond.

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Rarebear's avatar

I don’t understand the question, actually. What do you mean?

jrpowell's avatar

My buddy had terrible heartburn in high school. Turns out it was Helicobacter pylori. Which is easily treated by a few months of pills.

His dad is a pharmacist and his mother a nurse. If he was just a normal poor kid he might have never been tested for it. After the round of pills it never came back.

chyna's avatar

My ex had a flap that didn’t close from his stomach to his esophagus. He had a build up of acid on his esophagus and every year he had his esophagus stretched but had to take acid reflux pills daily for life.

Aethelflaed's avatar

There are different causes for it, and different levels, if that’s what you mean.

Rarebear's avatar

Well Helicobacter doesn’t cause reflux, in fact it will decrease reflux. That’s why I don’t understand the question.

zensky's avatar

I have the heli and acid reflux/heartburn. Years now.

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