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A 49-year-old member asked:

could you tell me what are some best what are good home remediesfor helping cure gerd ?

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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 42 years experience
GERD: You may use over-the-counter antacids after meals and at bedtime, although they do not last very long. Common side effects of antacids include diarrhea or constipation. Eat smaller, more frequent meals. Don't eat within 2 or 3 hours of bedtime. Elevate your head a few inches while you sleep. Stop smoking. Avid alcohol.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to care for gerd?

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Dr. James Regan
Gastroenterology 30 years experience
Dietary habits: For occasional heartburn, remember to avoid caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco. Avoid large, rich, acidic, or spicy meals, and do not lie down after eating for several hours. For heartburn more than a couple times a week, try over the counter Prilosec at a dose of 20mg 1/2 hour before breakfast each morning. 3 inch blocks to raise the head of the bed can stop night time symptoms.
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A 34-year-old male asked:

What would be considered the best GERD med, prescription or otc? Personally i don't like perilosec.

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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Pepcid (famotidine) complete: And weight loss in addition to a judicious diet.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Do you know which bed wedge is best for gerd?

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Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
No best: Whatever works best for you is the best. Look at online reviews, and try one. May need to try more than one set up before you get one that works for you. Hope this helps!
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A 64-year-old male asked:

Whats best medication for GERD please?

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Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
?GERD: See your doctor first before you assume it is gerd please, as heart problems may masquerade as gerd. You can do some natural things like medically supervised weight loss if overweight,no spicy foods, elevate head of bed, small meals,don,t lie down immediately after eating,loose clothing,manage stress and avoid NSAIDS. Your doctor may do additional tests as needed.All the best
A 44-year-old male asked:

What's the best over-the-counter medicine for Gerd?

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Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
GERD Relief: If you have already tried antacids, I would recommend any of the drugs in the H2 blocker class (Zantac or Pepcid) generics are available. PPIs such as Nexium (esomeprazole) and Prilosec work great but they have side effects that should not be overlooked. Also, consider the causes of GERD which can be related to diet, and lifestyle. Drugs are really not for chronic use w/o a doctor's supervision.

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