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A 48-year-old member asked:

help please? what is gastroesophageal reflux?

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Dr. Jamil Hussain
General Practice 60 years experience
See below: Ikt is a very common condition in which usually there is hyperacidity leading to stomach acid leaking into the food pipe causing heart burns and many a times leading to chest pain, difficulty swallowing etc.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What exactly is refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease?

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Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Reflux: Refractory gerd means reflux disease not responding to standard treatment and conservative measures.
Dr. Garland Yarborough
Dr. Garland Yarborough commented
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Anybody with refractory GERD needs upper endoscopy
Sep 12, 2013
Dr. Garland Yarborough
Dr. Garland Yarborough commented
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Anyone with refractory reflux needs endoscopy
Sep 12, 2013
A 33-year-old member asked:

Gastroesophageal reflux disease diagnosed. What can't I eat?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Prevent GERD: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). See a GI doctor if persistent.
A 36-year-old member asked:

My boyfriend was just diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease. What can I cook for him?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Advice for boyfriend: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). See a GI doctor if persistent.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are some good foods to eat for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

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Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Avoid acidic foods: Vegetables are always a great choice. Reflux can get worse with acidic foods as well as rich, fatty foods. Spicy foods, tomato based foods, alcohol and caffiene can make things worse.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

5 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 28 years experience
Several: Upper endoscopy, upper GI and manometry. Bravo probe if not clear cut symptoms and findings on egd.

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