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Dr. Roy Benaroch
26 years experience in Pediatrics
Spit + pain: Gerd = gastroesophageal reflux disease. It's when food repeatedly comes up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing discomfort. If little babies s ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Stomach reflux: Gastroesophageal reflux disease is when the stomach contents comes back up into the esophagus too often, and/or in too large of an amount, with or wit ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
More on GERD: Healthtap is full of answers regarding gerd's causes, variations, and approaches for prevention. Please type "gerd" in the search box, and i think you ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Maybe: Gerd is usually controlled with lifestyle changes and medication. There are some who are "cured" with certain surgical procedures which don't allow t ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Quite a few symptoms: Gastroesophageal reflux disease=acid from stomach refluxing into esophagus/mouth causing symptoms such as acid/sour taste in mouth, chest pain/heartbu ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux disease is caused by incompetence of the lower esophageal sphincter, allowing stomach acid to reflux into the lower esophagus.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience in General Surgery
GERD: Some reflux is normal, but when it causes damage to the esophagus, lungs, or vocal cords, or significantly impacts daily life, it is a disease. Many f ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience in Neurology
GERD duration: Some people are cured of their GERD with changes in weight, diet, medications, etc. It may last a long time, it may be affected by certain conditions ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience in General Surgery
Unlikely: Gerd is potentially dangerous if it causes damage to the esophagus, and the esophagus heals in a fashion that changes the normal esophageal cells to s ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Regan
29 years experience in Gastroenterology
Acid in the esophagu: Gerd is gastroesophageal reflux disease, where stomach contents (usually but not always acidic) reflux back up into the esophagus, causing burning pai ... Read More
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