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i have recent diagnosis of gerd. it comes and goes no matter what my diet. i have stopped spicy foods and alcohol. on prilosec 2x day. why does it come/go?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Other triggers: Caffeine, soda pop, fried/fatty foods, chocolate can also trigger reflux. If you're overweight, that can exacerbate gerd. Reduce weight, exercise, consult with your doc about possibility of hiatal hernia.
Answered on Apr 17, 2012
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
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some meds like beta blockers, NSAIDs, tetracyclines, etc may also be involved
Apr 17, 2012
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience Internal Medicine
GERD: Can be related to structural abnormalities and may require an endoscopy.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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