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I have a Hiatus Hernia and diagnosed lower esophagus reflex. Problem is the reflux gets into my sinuses, can affect my hearing and I often wake with a left eye problem because of reflux in the sinuses. Xrays disclose sinus damage. Also blood blisters in my mouth are common from acid reflux. I do take PPI's regularly, bed tipped etc but could not manage the problem.
Doctors ans specialists say reflux cannot get into your sinuses. They knew nothing. After ten years of trying to manage this I finally met a GP who suggested Sleep Apnea may be the cause. and it was.
80% of people with Sleep Apnea do not know they have it and it can take ten years off your life span. If i do everything right now I no longer have reflux symptoms. Because reflux damage is insidious I still take the PPI's. You can still do damage but not feel it.
The sleep apnea breathing difficulties were assisting the reflux to go much higher then it should. Now I am being treated for sleep apnea, my reflux is trivial to control.
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