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What is the best way to care for gerd?

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Dr. James Regan
Gastroenterology 30 years experience
Dietary habits: For occasional heartburn, remember to avoid caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco. Avoid large, rich, acidic, or spicy meals, and do not lie down after eating for several hours. For heartburn more than a couple times a week, try over the counter Prilosec at a dose of 20mg 1/2 hour before breakfast each morning. 3 inch blocks to raise the head of the bed can stop night time symptoms.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to treat my gerd?

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Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Options: Treatment options include reducing stress, a variety of dietary changes, some lifestyle changes, a variety of medications, and even endoscopic or surgical procedures. The right choice for a given individual needs a more complete evaluation of disease severity, organ damage, and an assessment of goals of therapy. Best to start with a primary care provider. Hope this helps!
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A 25-year-old female asked:

Whats the best way to treat GERD? What and what causes GERD?

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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Antacids such as mylanta,zantac,prilosec (all are no OTC). Avoid eating late. You may need to sleep with a few pillows to elevate your head. The sphincter that helps block digestive fluid from going from the stomach to the esophagus is too relaxed.

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