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What is gerd

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
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
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics 17 years experience
GERD: Gastro esophageal reflux disease. Most babies spit up somewhat, but when they are in pain with it due to acid coming back up on them, then you can ha... Read More
Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Heartburn: Gerd is the medical term for heartburn. It stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is your stomach acid refluxing or rising up into your esopha... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Regan
Gastroenterology 30 years experience
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
GERD may progress: Gerd="gastroesophageal reflux disease." stuff from stomach (whether acid or not) regurgitates back into esophagus--due to inappropriate relaxation of ... Read More
Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Heartburn: Gerd is the medical term for heartburn. It stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is your stomach acid refluxing or rising up into your esopha... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Possible, unlikely: A cough can be caused by many things, gerd being one of them. Not sure how you know your had gastritis, but that is not linked to gerd or a cough. E... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Possibly: A gi evaluation would be helpful. It is unlikely cardiac in origin.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Brown
Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Gerd definition: Gerd stands for gastro esophal reflux disease. Many Factors include dietary indiscretion with decrease lower esophageal sphincter pressures allowing a... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Depends: Treatment is unique to the individual symptoms, severity, and goals of each patient. Options include dietary changes, medications, endoscopic or surgi... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Many choices: It really depends on the severity of your symptoms. Many patients with GERD are not aware that they have GERD. There are many options for GERD, inclu... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welle
Bariatrics 16 years experience
Fundoplication : Surgery for gerd involves wrapping the top part of your stomach around itself recreating the 'valve' at the top of your stomach to prevent reflux. It ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
One way valve : Gerd is caused by reflux , stomach acid enters into lower esophagus , due to backing of stomach contents , linx ( trade name ) system is a measured n... Read More

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