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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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What are best medicines and trestment for GERD and preventing ulcer formation?

What are best medicines and trestment for GERD and preventing ulcer formation?

Omeprazole, but...: The hallmark symptoms are heartburn and acid regurgitation, and there can be metallic or sour taste in the mouth, bad breath, and even cough, laryngitis and asthma symptoms. Omeprazole (aka Prilosec) OTC taken once a day for 14 days should treat routine symptoms. Any recurrence or persistence of symptoms needs to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Which medicine is best for gerd? Pantaprazole or famotidine?

Which medicine is best for gerd? Pantaprazole or famotidine?

Apples & oranges: Both medications are acid blockers, but their similarity ends there. Famotidine is an h2-receptor blocker that diminishes acid production, whereas Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that nearly extinguishes acid output. If you have acid reflux, less acid means better relief--so Pantoprazole would be a better rx choice. No drug is perfect, so discuss pros & cons of each drug with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello What is the best medicine (proton inhibitor) to take for GERD.Thanks?

Hello What is the best medicine (proton inhibitor) to take for GERD.Thanks?

Nexium (esomeprazole) is: probably the strongest second generation PPI and I would recommend it. It is OTC but prescription may be cheaper. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ankylosing spontilitis, also gerd, what drug is best for me?

What to do if I have ankylosing spontilitis, also gerd, what drug is best for me?

See below: You do not want any nonsteriodals or sulfasalazine. Your best bet to treat your ank spon and not worsen your gerd would be tnf inhibitors. ...Read more

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I've always had GERD my back burn and my ribs not so much my stomach what is the best medicine to take to help me?

I've always had GERD my back burn and my ribs not so much my stomach what is the best medicine  to take to help me?

Anti-acid meds : For symptomatic GERD, there are many meds you can use such as tums and rolaids, Zantac (ranitidine) and or is, and Prilosec and medium to name just a few. Make sure the diagnosis however is actually GERD. Ask your doctor about whether or not any confirmatory testing is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the best longterm treatment for drug induced GERD and epigastric pain if someone take meds for chronic conditions,&name of drug please?

What is the best longterm treatment for drug induced GERD and epigastric pain if someone take meds for chronic conditions,&name of drug please?

Depends: The best drug for you depends on many factors, including what other medical conditions you have and medications you take. An antihistamine acid blocker or a proton pump inhibitor are most commonly prescribed to treat GERD. (examples are ranitidine or omeprazole) ...Read more

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What is best for treating gerd?

What is best for treating gerd?

Depends: Treatment is unique to the individual symptoms, severity, and goals of each patient. Options include dietary changes, medications, endoscopic or surgical procedures. Best to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation if necessary. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Whats best medication for GERD please?

Whats best medication for GERD please?

Your doc can give: You something for it after he/she diagnoses it. You can also use dgl, available in the health food store. These capsules are licorice w/out an enzyme that raises blood pressure. They coat the lining of esophagus. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat my gerd?

What is the best way to treat my gerd?

Options: Treatment options include reducing stress, a variety of dietary changes, some lifestyle changes, a variety of medications, and even endoscopic or surgical procedures. The right choice for a given individual needs a more complete evaluation of disease severity, organ damage, and an assessment of goals of therapy. Best to start with a primary care provider. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the best way to care for gerd?

What is the best way to care for gerd?

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. ...Read more

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What is the best method to diagnose GERD?

See your doctor: or a gastrointestinal specialist. If your symptoms are consistent with GERD, the doctor might prescribe a medication such as Pepcid (famotidine) or other as a trial, which would be both for treatment and diagnosis (if it works, that may be the diagnosis). Other testing, done by the specialist could include an endoscopy to look directly at the esophagus and stomach and possibly take a specimen to test. ...Read more

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Do you know which bed wedge is best for gerd?

Do you know which bed wedge is best for gerd?

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! ...Read more

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What kind of diet is best for people with gerd?

Small: small meals are best. Low fat helps because fat delays stomach emptying and increases acid production. Also try to stay away from caffeine products as they increase the production of stomach acid. Try not to eat within three hours of bedtime since laying down is not healthy for people with gerd- because it brings the acid and stomach contents in contact with the esophagus. ...Read more

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Are there available medicines that can treat gerd?

Yes: As dr. Vinson has outlined, there are different types/classes of medications to alleviate the symptoms of gerd by decreasing/eliminating the acid component of the disease. However, the medications do not prevent the refluxing of fluid/material from your stomach. There are lifestyle changes that can decrease the amount and frequency of refluxing, but in general without surgery, there is no "cure". ...Read more

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If you have GERD would you have to take medicine for years ?

If you have GERD would you have to take medicine for years ?

Possible: You will likely have to take medication for as long as the symptoms are helped by the medication ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some best what are good home remediesfor helping cure GERD ?

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. ...Read more

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What is the most effective or latest medicine for GERD. What is the dose to be taken. Am concerned about him.Help!!!

What is the most effective or latest medicine for GERD. What is the dose to be taken. Am concerned about him.Help!!!

Many choices: It really depends on the severity of your symptoms. Many patients with GERD are not aware that they have GERD. There are many options for GERD, including prilosec, prevacid (lansoprazole) and other choices. I would recommend writing a log of your symptoms in relation to meals and sleep in particular. When you sleep try propping pillows and sleeping on your right side. Watch for any symptoms of respiratory prob. ...Read more

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What is the best breakfast and food in general when you have Gerd?

What is the best breakfast and food in general when you have Gerd?

GERD: avoid coffee, orange juice, tomatoes, soft drinks, fatty food, spicy food and do not smoke . If the breakfast/ food does contain any of the above ,it should probably be fine to eat it ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more