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A 38-year-old member asked:

i've been told that i have gerd and the doctor just keeps telling me to take medicine, omparzil, sulfcrate)my question is can't they do some test ?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
See a GI specialist: 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 36-year-old member asked:

How can I know if I have gerd?

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Dr. James Regan
Gastroenterology 30 years experience
Heartburn: The typical symptoms of gerd are heartburn, which is a burning pain under the sternum that occurs after eating meals, often ones that are spicy, acidic, or rich. Other symptoms include regurgitation, hoarseness of the voice, or even asthma attacks and recurrent pneumonias. Be certain to talk to your doctor about this, as heartburn can mimic a heart attack or heart pain (angina).
A 33-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have GERD disease and i was wondering if i can eat pizza?

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Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Pediatric Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Maybe: As a general rule, greasy and spicy foods, as well as tomato sauce can make gerd symptoms worse. But there is no study to confirm that. Best to use common sense. Try it. I have a patient that can eat any pizza, except pizza hut. It did take him a while to sort that out.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What to do if i'm thinking I have GERD but do i?

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Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
General Surgery 31 years experience
See your doctor: Not everyone with gerd has heartburn. The primary symptoms of gerd are heartburn, regurgitation, and nausea. Heartburn usually is described as a burning pain in the middle of the chest. Other symptoms are hoarseness, laryngitis, chronic dry cough, bad breath, earaches, chest pain/discomfort. See your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment.
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A 34-year-old female asked:

Which type of analysis indicates that I have gerd?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
For the most part: This diagnosis is often made on a clinical basis based on your symptoms and response to particular medications. In certain circumstances endoscopy(visualization of the upper gastrointestinal tract) or pH probe testing is utilize if the case has any concerning signs or the diagnosis is not readily evident.

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