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Dry mouth and Reflux
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Dry mouth and Reflux

I have had a dry mouth for three years, now I suffer with tight chest, dry cough, horseness, what are your sugestions as to what it could be.
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Hi,
These could indicate GERD.
Dry cough and horasenss are extraesophageal manifestations of GERD.
24 hours pH monitoring may be doento confirm the diagnosis.
Alternatively a course of PPI may be taken in addition to lifestyle modifications for relief.
Lifestyle modifications -
1. Head elevation while sleeping
2. Small frequent meals
3. Going to bed 2- 3 hours after food
4. Avoiding bed time snacks
5. Avoiding smoking and alcohol
6. Avoiding tight fitting clothes
7. Avoiding cola, citrus drinks, carbonated drinks, tea, coffee, spicy food
8. Weight reduction
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I have this same thing...I am freaking out :( I guess this is GERDS... maybe someone can help us? Ive had these symptoms for a while now... did not know they were connected in any way what so ever.
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Just went to the GI today this is exactly what he has told me also. and also prescribed me with some medication. I should be going back in like 2 to 3 weeks to follow up. Goodluck with everything and go to a GI and get checked out!
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