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A 33-year-old male asked:

is it true that there is no cure to acid reflux (gerd)? i have this since 2006. i feel like there's a food stuck in my throat. feel heartburn.any tip?

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Dr. Connie Topliff
Family Medicine 28 years experience
There are a lot of: Things that can significantly help with gerd symptoms. Also chronic gerd can cause esophageal erosions, scarring & narrowing that can make food indeed 'get stuck'. For all these reasons, you should see a gastroenterologist & possibly have an egd.
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Can be fixed: First, objective testing to document gerd (ph test) and correlate symtoms, along with endoscopy, upper GI contrast study and manometry should be done. If appropriate, stertta procedure done endoscopically or surgical procedure can be highly effective, but aren't perfect. See a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in antireflux procedures for a consultation to find out more.

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