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Review: could Acid reflux cause Loose bowel movements?

We study 11,064 people who have Acid reflux from FDA and social media. Among them, 109 have Loose bowel movements (Diarrhea). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Acid reflux

Acid reflux (latest reports from 45,696 patients) can be treated by Omeprazole, Nexium, Prilosec, Protonix, Prevacid, Prilosec Otc.

Loose bowel movements

Loose bowel movements (weak bowel movement) (latest reports from 1,098,168 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, depression.

On Aug, 12, 2014: 11,003 people who have acid reflux are studied. Among them, 108 (0.98%) have Loose Bowel Movements. They amount to 0.01% of all the 1,097,349 people who have Loose Bowel Movements on eHealthMe.

Trend of Loose bowel movements in acid reflux reports

Gender of people who have acid reflux and experienced Loose bowel movements * :

Loose bowel movements67.89%32.11%

Age of people who have acid reflux and experienced Loose bowel movements * :

Loose bowel movements0.93%0.93%4.63%5.56%16.67%23.15%21.30%27.78%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loose bowel movements4.85%44.66%38.83%11.65%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Depression (16 people, 14.81%)
  2. Anxiety (15 people, 13.89%)
  3. Hypertension (12 people, 11.11%)
  4. High blood pressure (9 people, 8.33%)
  5. High blood cholesterol and triglycerides (8 people, 7.41%)
  6. High blood cholesterol (8 people, 7.41%)
  7. Pain (7 people, 6.48%)
  8. Insomnia (6 people, 5.56%)
  9. Osteoporosis (5 people, 4.63%)
  10. Anxiety disorder (5 people, 4.63%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Omeprazole (24 people, 22.22%)
  2. Nexium (18 people, 16.67%)
  3. Dexilant (11 people, 10.19%)
  4. Prilosec (11 people, 10.19%)
  5. Aspirin (11 people, 10.19%)
  6. Lisinopril (10 people, 9.26%)
  7. Simvastatin (8 people, 7.41%)
  8. Prevacid (7 people, 6.48%)
  9. Celexa (6 people, 5.56%)
  10. Zantac (6 people, 5.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Hiatus hernia/fungus surgery 7/2013. Stopped medication.
    Gastro-intestinal problems after surgery to present.
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    Increased,improved after dosage increase from 20 to 40mg. Took 40mg for many years.'


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    help on Apr, 9, 2014:

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