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A 28-year-old male asked:

My friend is experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: bending forward) and spots on throat (quality: white or yellowish spots) . the following...

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Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 29 years experience
Get checked : Sounds like severe reflux. Your friend should get an Endoscopy to be evaluated. There are procedures to eliminate reflux. Reflux can lead to worse problems. Www.drlugo.com
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Share this w friend: Approaches to heartburn include: elevating the head of the bed, not wearing tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoiding meals late at night, waiting at least 3 hours after a meal to lie down, not allowing body weight to be excessive, not smoking, acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation and medications such as antacids, Proton pump inhibitors or H-2- receptor antagonists.
Last updated May 27, 2017


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