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A 33-year-old member asked:

What is gastric reflux?

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Dr. Scott Lippe
A Verified Doctoranswered
30 years experience
Gastric reflux: Gastric reflux is a normal phenomena that almost everyone experiences. The problem is that with gastric contents comes acid. Acid can burn or hurt, cause spasm or asthma, cause dental rot or even ear pain! chronic acid reflux over the course of years and years can even lead to pre-cancerous changes. So once in a while is not a worry, but a chronic regular problem needs to be discussed with a dr.
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A 41-year-old female asked:

What causes gastric reflux?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Causes of GERD: Gerd (movement of stomach contents into esophagus) can result from: 1) inappropriate relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, gastroparesis (sluggish stomach emptying, partial gastric outlet obstruction), ineffective esophageal peristalsis, inadequate salivary production. Limit consumption of: caffeine & fizzy drinks, dietary fats, tomato products, chocolate, tobacco, alcohol, bedtime snacks.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

How can I alleviate gastric reflux?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Take a good antiacid: You need to use a good antacid. Try zantac (ranitidine) first.It is cheaper but you have to take it twice a day...Start at bed time and see if once a day would releive your symptoms. A more effective medicine is Prilosec but it mayy be more expensive but one pill takes care of stopping acid production for 24 hours. So you have to take it for the long term as this problem is typically long term and does not go.
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