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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Talk to doc but: First you need to take the Pantoprazole 30-60 mins before your first meal of the day. There is also concern that chronic use of this type of drug in ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes: Heartburn is a common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). Not all heartburn is gerd( 95%+ is) and not everyone with gerd has heartburn.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Its a symptom of GER: Heartburn is the most common symptom of gerd. Other symptoms may include coughing or a sensation of a fullness or lump in the throat. Gerd is common, ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience in Urgent Care
Studies have shown: That the differential diagnosis of heartburn symptoms is quite broad, but according to Dr. Harmon and others in Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterolo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Heart burn when flat: Classic symptom of GERD. You did not give enough details tho and happy to do 2nd opinion. If that is what it is then raising the head of they bed 8 in ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Similar but differen: GERD just means that you have reflux of the gastric content above the stomach-esophagus junction. It may or may not induce heart burns. Heartburn is ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
GERD.: Not all reflux hurts. A more acidic refluxate would hurt, but a refluxate with less of an acidic component wouldn't hurt. The problem is that non-aci ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: rare not to have symptoms.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
See below: There are a number of medications used to treat acid reflux. Non-medical therapies or preventitive therapies include weight loss, avoiding late meals, ... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
GERD: Gerd is always associated with symptoms!. If you don't have symptoms you don't have Gerd. What makes you think something is wrong?

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