A member asked:

I have gerd (gastro reflux disease). what is done to treat this disease?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Michael Sheffield answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Medication: There are three main ways to treat gerd. First is behavior changes such as avoiding foods like fried and fatty foods, carbonated beverages, coffee, chocolate. Next would be medications to shut down acid like zantac (ranitidine) (h2 blockers) or Prilosec (ppi's).99% of people can be controlled this way but infrequently surgery can be done as well to prevent acid from getting into the esophagus.

Answered 9/12/2019



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