A member asked:

I am a 51 year old woman. i have gerd, have used omeprazole daily for over 20 years. the medication no longer seems to be helping as i have acid reflux constantly. i also have ibs. is the ppi causing low stomach acid making me worse? should i stop?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

GI doc: 20 years os too long to live with GERD. You may also have damage to lower esophagus that needs to be evaluated. It would be prudent to see a GI specialist for a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. Visit this site for info: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/barretts-esophagus/symptoms-causes/syc-20352841 Wish you good health!

Answered 11/27/2022

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