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What is the best treatment for gastro esophageal reflux disease ?

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Dr. Fareen Rahman answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Protonpump inhibitor: For mild reflux h2 blockers such ranitidine or Zantac works and for worse cases proton pump inhibitors such Omeprazole or prilosec. Avoid caffeine and eating at least 2 hours before bedtime. Being overweight may worsen the case as well as stress.

Answered 2/19/2015

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Few things: I would first suggest identifying foods that worsen your gerd. Avoid them if possible. Also avoiding eating close to bedtime, since lying down will cause more reflux. Caffeine can also worsen gerd. If that doesn't work, try taking some over the counter ranitdine or Famotidine as needed. If it still persists, see your doctor for more discussion on long term implications of gerd.

Answered 10/3/2016

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