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how long for heartburn to heal

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Takes longer: Usually, stomach acid disease such as gastric reflux or heartburn takes a while to heal. Even after healing, flare-ups come and go. A patient generall ... Read More

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
GERD: The common risk factors are eating large meals or lying down right after a meal, being overweight or obese, smoking, citrus fruits, and drinking certa ... Read More
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A 20-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 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
GERD: If you had erosive esophagitis, then GERD is the cause of your symptoms. You will have this long term, and you will require the use of medication long ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Safe: Proton pump inhibitors can be use for a longer time. If symptoms resolve may switch to zantac (ranitidine).
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Diagnostic enigma: If you feel solid foods get caught in your food pipe, get a second opinion. You should be symptom free in 10-14 days How long are you on puree/liqu ... Read More
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
23 years experience Family Medicine
Great Question!: The length of therapy is debatable among the experts. There are some other factors that come into play in regards to the presence of any highly abnor ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Legitimate worries: We are learning more and more about PPI’s and their long term undesired side effects. Otherwise great drugs that changed forever the natural history ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Highly variable: No single answer for this one unfortunately. Firstly, some reflux is normal. It becomes a disease if it is damaging your organs (esophagus, vocal cord ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Variable: It is highly variable how long reflux disease lasts. I have seen patients that have had symptoms for 20 years before coming to see me for a procedure ... Read More

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