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A 39-year-old member asked:

for someone who has acid reflux disease or gerd how long do they have to take the pills?

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Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 29 years experience
Usually Indefinitely: Those with chronic problems may need long-term medication. Talk to your doctor to make sure it isn't something else causing it though. Sometimes, losing weight or changing diet (avoid spicy foods & overeating) can help as well as or even better than medication & some severe cases can require surgery.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

How can I effectively treat acid reflux disease gerd?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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PPI: You cannot cure it but you can control it. Try a proton pump inhibitor such as Prilosec or prevacid (lansoprazole).

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