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

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Rafael Lugo answered

Specializes in General Surgery

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

Answered 5/26/2017


Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

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.

Answered 5/27/2017



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