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What would be the possible cause of gerd and how can we prevent it to occur?

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Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 47 years experience
Stress: This is only one of many, others could be hiatil hernia, barrets esophagus, poor diet etc. See your gastroenterologist.
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A 18-year-old male asked about a 45-year-old female:

What causes GERD how can you prevent it and what are some remedys for it?

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Dr. Robert Varady
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Acid in the esophagu: GERD is short for gastroesphogeal reflux disease. It's due for the most part to acid from your stomach splashing up into the esophagus. There are several OTC as well as prescription products to treat it. There are several non medicinal treatments like not eating for a few hours prior to going to bed, not wearing tight restrictive clothes, avoid chocolate and others. Try Prilosec OTC
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