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Good day i would like to know if it's safe to fall pregnant when you have chronic gerd i am using nozer but have alot of gas and even heart palpatations will it be a risk or i can it be managed during pregnancy?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Chronic GERD is a reflux of stomach contents up into the esophagus 3 or more times per week. Nozer (Omeprazole) is commonly prescribed for GERD, acidity, and stomach ulcers. Omeprazole has been found to be safe for pregnant women and is commonly prescribed for pregnant women experiencing heartburn, GERD or acidity. Be aware that pregnancy increases the pressure in your stomach= increased reflux.

Answered Jul 26, 2020

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Would be to establish with Obs-Gyn in preconceiving stage so that goals and expectations can be established early. GERD might get worse during pregnancy otherwise and addressing it as early as possible should only help.

Answered Jul 27, 2020

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