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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
41 years experience Urgent Care
Needs treatment: Acid refluxJ will not go away on its own unless it's treated. The best treatment is too elevate your head end of bed by putting something under the l ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Varies: Chronic gerd can cause changes to the distal esophagus. These cellular changes are called barrett's esophagus. Once seen on biopsy, these changes mu ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Esophageal/Stomach?: Acid reflux if treated properly with acid suppression therapy does not cause ulcers in esophagus.If left untreated over long period of time it may cau ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
GERD: Typically patient will take an antacid like PPI for 1-2 months to see if symptoms subside. Change in diet may help also. Once pt feeling better you ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
49 years experience Dentistry
It depends: As to an immediate episode, it lasts until the acid is neutralized or clearer from the esophagus. Use water and an antacid. As to the condition, more ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends : If these are few and far between, then an over-the-counter antacid like Tums or Pepcid (famotidine) ac will work within an hour. However, if you have ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
It depends: You can have a single episode of esophageal reflux or it can be a lifelong disease.
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A 72-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Protonix (pantoprazole) in the U.S.: Protonix (pantoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor used to help patients block stomach acid production, to treat their stomach reflux and stomach ulce ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience Pediatrics
It might not help: Nexium (esomeprazole) is not helping with the reflux, it helps to reduce the stomach acidity. If your baby on a liquid diet, it's physiologic for them ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Starts rapidly: But should be on it for a while, 4-8 weeks for healing of an ulcer. http://www.rxlist.com/prilosec-drug/medication-guide.htm.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
That's Apple Cider: Vinegar. It may take a few days. Get the ACV "with the mother" on the label. This means that the skins are part of the ACV and not strained out jus ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly forever: Reflux is a natural event where stomach contents bubble up into the lover esophagus. Belching/burping are a dry form of reflux. It is when the acid ba ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Not all get it ,: Not all patients will get barrett's ulcer after gerd only few will get it, months or years of assault with on acid sensitive esophageal squamous , t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Denk
19 years experience General Surgery
One week: Gastric diversion, or gastric bypass when performed for severe reflux disease, is done laparoscopically and therefore most people would take a week of ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends on...: what is being treated, duration of treatment so far, dose response to medication, inciting factors (ongoing NSAID use, tobacco, alcohol), likelihood o ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Minutes to years: "Los Angeles classification" is the most widely used system to describe endoscopic appearance of reflux esophagitis &grade its severity. Reflux ca ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Omeprazole: it is okay to try omeprazole up to 20 mg once a day for up to two weeks to try to prevent heartburn and acid reflux. If your symptoms persist beyond t ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Many years: It is a slow process, taking upwards of 10 years. Most people with GERD never develop Barrets
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
< 6 weeks.: Assuming there's no persistent cause for the gastritis, such as a culprit medication like aspirin being concurrently used, we assume that gastritis ca ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Long time.: The cough will last as long as the acidity is rising high enough to trigger the cough. Treat the esophageal problem and the cough will go away after ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Jones
21 years experience Family Medicine
1 hour : Or less if it's gonna work.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Sherman
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Few days/weeks: You might have improved symptoms wiithin days.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Try small meals, low fat, with minimum of liquids consumed with the meal. Add Amino Acid supplement glutamate. Sometimes adding a tablespoon of cid ... Read More

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