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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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A 39-year-old member asked:

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

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
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.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Is acid reflux disease curable?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Sometimes: Acid reflux can be treated medically such as with Omeprazole or with surgery. It is possible to 'cure' the acid reflux if the surgery is successful.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How to determine if I have acid reflux disease?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Symptoms: Heartburn, that could go up the entire esophagus, chest pain that could feel like a heart attack. You could have reflux without having symptoms. A specialist could confirm it with an endoscope showing inflammation in the esophagus.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How is acid reflux disease treated?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Lifestyle, diet, med: Sometimes, one needs to lose weight. Other times, patients need a 1-2 month course of nexium, prilosec, Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) etc. Other times patients have to adjust their diet by cutting out acidic foods like alcohol and tomatoes.
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A 54-year-old male asked:

How dangerous is acid reflux disease?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Yes: Increase your risk of getting esophageal cancer.

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