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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Lax LES: Try to avoid foods that can decrease LES pressure such as chocolate, coffee, tea, peppermint, fatty foods. Alcohol and tobacco can also lower LES pre ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
20 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Generally doesn't: In general, gerd is a chronic condition that does not heal or get "cured" by medications. Depending on consultation with your family physician and ref ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Birdas
26 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Prone to reflux: The les prevents excessive reflux of the stomach contents into the esophagus. When it is incompetent, it is more likely you will develop symptoms of ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
20 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Surgery: It depends on exact pathology. Generally a gastric wrap (fundoplication) of some type. If a hiatal hernia is present it should be repaired at the sa ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Birdas
26 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No: No relation.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
28 years experience Gastroenterology
None: There are medicines like viagra (sildenafil) which can decrease lower esophagel sphincter pressure and there are drugs that can increase GI motility, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Dysphagia: "transfer dysphagia" is a problem moving the food bolus from your mouth to the top of the esophagus; "transit dysphagia" is a problem transiting the f ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
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Yes: Nitroglycerin can provide immediate relief. Anti-spasmodics such as Levsin (hyoscyamine) also work but take a little longer.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cooke
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Many: Nicotene, alcohol, chocolate, caffeine, mints, tomato based products, very spicy foods.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Good question: Your question is a bit confusing. If you me what causes the les not to relax, this would be a neuromuscular disease called achalasia or perhaps chagas ... Read More
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