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A 19-year-old female asked:

How do i deal with gerd when sleeping at night ? i experience bad heartburns, burning sensations in my stomach and weakness

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
GERD: Elevate the head of your bed on blocks so that your chest is higher than your abdomen. In addition to avoiding spicy foods, also avoid oily foods and avoid aspirin,anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen,avoid alcohol,caffeine,nicotine. Don't eat after supper.Take a medication like famotidine for a week. Consult a gastroenterologist for testing and treatment if not improved.

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Last updated May 6, 2020

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