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Best treatment for gastritis?

Best treatment for gastritis?

Gastric rest: Try not to eat too much spicy foods or milk products. This usually will resolve in less than 1 week. ...Read more

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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Best treatment for gas?

Best  treatment for gas?

See previous answers: Gas has no good tx. Try simethicone 40-80 mg several times a day (or maalox plus, mylanta ii, )vegetable charcoal tablets, phazyme, gas x, beno. Do not dring soda, chew well your food, eat slowly, do not swallow air, avoid foods you know produce gas...Beans, eggs, cauliflower, broccoli, etc, fatty foods, dairy with fat, certain sugars, etc. ...Read more

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Best treatment for bronchoconstriction?

Best treatment for bronchoconstriction?

See a doctor: There are numerous medicines, some for preventing and controlling symptoms and some for quick temporary relief. See a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Best treatment for allergies?

Best treatment for allergies?

See below: I like Allegra (fexofenadine) and Allegra (fexofenadine) d. Also, if you have eye symptoms, you need an antihistamine eye drop, such as, naphcon a, or visine for allergies. You may also want to try saline washes for your nose. ...Read more

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Best treatment for anxiety?

Best treatment for anxiety?

No best treatment: There are many ways to treat anxiety including psychotherapy, ssri's, buspirone, benzodiazepines, etc. Sometimes you may have underlying medical problems causing anxiety, which need to be addressed. There is no one best treatment for anxiety that works for everyone. Each patient is unique. One size doesn't fit all. ...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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Best treatment for headaches?

Depends on the cause: First you need a diagnosis of the cause. Headaches (has) can be caused by muscle tension, migraines, tumors, infections, etc. Once you know the cause, it's easier to determine a treatment. Ex: many has diagnosed as recurrent 'tension' has are actually due to treatable problems in the neck, head bones, upper back, ribs, etc. An osteopathic dr. (unlike most md's) can diagnose & treat these causes. ...Read more

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Best treatment for psriosis?

Best treatment for psriosis?

Psoriasis Therapy: Psoriasis treatments can be divided into three main types: topical treatments, light therapy and systemic medications. Topical treatments include Clobex Spray and vectical, light therapy with narrow band uvb, and systemic medications with biologics like Enbrel (etanercept) or Humira and others. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment options for acid reflux.

What are the best treatment options for acid reflux.

Acid reflux: Lose weight if you are overweight, avoid night snacks or late meals, eat frequent small meals don't get hungry between meals, avoid all fatty and fried food. Eat always baked and grilled food. Avoid alcohol and smoking, nsaids, Aspirin and other medications that can worsen it. ...Read more

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Best treatment for hives?

Best treatment for hives?

Hives: If you are looking for a medicine to start while waiting to follow up with an allergist or dermatologist, i prefer zyrtec 10 mg at night otherwise known as cetirizine. Bjs and costco have good pricing. If they lead to swelling or facial/throat symptoms, you should see your physician immediately. ...Read more

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Best treatment for add?

Best treatment for add?

Medicine: I like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) as this works well and quickly. ...Read more

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Best treatment for mesothelioma?

Best treatment for mesothelioma?

Surgery or chemo: Depending on stage of disease. For selected patients, surgical resection may be beneficial, otherwise chemotherapy and possibly radiation are the main treatments. ...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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Best treatment for dandruff?

Best treatment for dandruff?

Dandruff shampoo: You could try anti-dandruff shampoo. If it is not helping, then you need to see a doctor. Some people may have diabetes or psoriasis or other skin conditions. ...Read more

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Best treatment for psoriasis?

Best treatment for psoriasis?

Many Options: Psoriasis is a complex disease with a wide range of presentations and severity. Treatments must be tailored to the individual patient according to their disease severity, coexisting medical problems (other health problems, if any), and ability to comply with the treatment. The best treatment for you is out there, but you must see a dermatologist who will tailor the treatment specifically for you. ...Read more

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Whats the best treatment for sinusist cronic, can amocixilim be good for such treatment.?

Whats the best treatment for sinusist cronic, can amocixilim be good for such treatment.?

Unlikely: Studies suggest that antibiotics alone are not an effective treatment for sinusitis, especially chronic sinusitis. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acid reflux?

What is the best treatment for acid reflux?

PPI,foods avoidance: Medication in the ppi class such as prilosec. Along with avoidance of certain foods such as caffeine, citrus fruits, chocolate, fatty foods as as as spices...It is best for you to see doctor for evaluation and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for copd?

What's the best treatment for copd?

See a pulmonologist: The best treatment depends on how advanced the condition is, what are the main manifestations, and how your body responds to treatment. Your pulmonologist will do the appropriate work up and recommend medications based on established guidelines. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for barretts esophagus?

What's the best treatment for barretts esophagus?

Barrett's: Treatment largely focuses on changes to diet and continued monitoring. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment of GERD in neonat. Pediatric?

What is the best treatment of GERD in neonat. Pediatric?

.: First try non medication. Including head end elevation position at sleep, burping well, thicken feeds and stir bottle and not shake. If they do not work can try h2 blocker like ranitidine. But a large part of gerd is non acidic reflex. May not be relieved by medication. If gerd too bad causing poor wt or distress or pneumonias, may need surgery. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for gerd? I don't have heartburn but I have constant post nasal drip symptoms & asthma. Which medications should I take?

GERD: Gerd and laryngopharnygeal reflux can be a significant trigger for asthma, see a specialist (allergist) familiar with both lpr and asthma if you pcp does not seem to understand this association or recommend appropriate or effective management. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for silent gerd, no heartburn whatsoever?

What is the best treatment for silent gerd, no heartburn whatsoever?

The same as GERD: The treatment is the same for both gerd and silent gerd. Low acidic foods and/or medications such as h2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors can relieve symptoms, if you have them. Speak with your doctor about which plan is most appropriate for you. ...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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I'm 18, have 1cm sliding hiatial hernia. Also have GERD (mild). What best treatment in my case ?

I'm 18, have 1cm sliding hiatial hernia. Also have GERD (mild). What best treatment  in my case ?

GERD: I would start with a visit to your pharmacy for advice. There is most likely something over the counter without prescription. Regarding the hernia it might be worth a visit to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What GERD is and it's treatment?

Gerd definition: Gerd stands for gastro esophal reflux disease. Many Factors include dietary indiscretion with decrease lower esophageal sphincter pressures allowing acid to reflux into the Esophagus. It is usually treated withmedications called PPI's that markedly reduce acid secretion from the cardiac area of the stomach. Treatment is long term and requires dietary control of red sauces, spices, caffeine and ...Read more

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What are my treatment options for gerd?

What are my treatment options for gerd?

Many: Dietary changes, medication, endoscopic (example - Stretta), or surgical (example - Nissen fundoplication, Linx) procedures. Depends on severity of symptoms, presence or absence of a hiatal hernia, size of hernia, and overall condition. Also depends on goals if therapy. See your primary care to get started. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Which foods & drinkies help treatment of GERD ?

Which foods & drinkies help treatment of GERD ?

Bland, cold: Bland, cold food, small portions at a time, Flat carbonated drink, Chilli and spices and sour food to be avoided, so also not to lie down immidiately after full meal. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for chronic GERD to avoid complications ?

What is the most effective treatment for chronic GERD to avoid complications ?

H. pylori treatment: Go see your primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist and get worked up for an H. pylori infection in your stomach and treated if (+). If not an EGD should help find the answer. ...Read more

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Are there ways to improve GERD symptoms enough that drug treatment is no longer needed?

Are there ways to improve GERD symptoms enough that drug treatment is no longer needed?

Calm your volcano: Time for change: *stop smoking. *avoid triggers: caffeine, chocolate [sorry!], alcohol, citrus, sour/acid foods, fatty/spicy foods, carbonated drinks, garlic, spearmint. *eat small meals. Sit down and eat slowly. *reduce stress. *after you eat, wait 2-3 hours before laying down. Get checked for h. Pylori germs, which can kick up the acid in your stomach. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options in the event that medications fail to control my GERD symptoms?

What are some treatment options in the event that medications fail to control my GERD symptoms?

Several: Several surgical options are available for the treatment of reflux. The most common is a laparoscopic nissen fundoplication. It works very well but does have some side effects, such as inability to vomit, gas bloat and trouble swallowing. My favorite is the tif (transoral incisionless fundoplication). It controls reflux very well without the nissen side effects. ...Read more

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Is surgery ever warranted in the treatment of gerd?

Yes: When meds no longer work or the symptoms increase to cause night cough. See a surgeon. ...Read more

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Now long is the typical initial treatment for GERD with PPIs?

Now long is the typical initial treatment for GERD with PPIs?

Depends: if you are taking it OTC and have not had a definitive diagnosis, you should take it for no longer than two weeks. However, if GERD has been officially diagnosed, it often takes at least several months to get it under good control. At that point one might consider a trial of trying to stop the medicine, but often people need long-term maintenance therapy to keep it under control. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are difference between acid reflux and GERD and what are the differences in treatment?

Multiple treat: Gastro esophageal reflux disease = gerd. This is generally synonymous with "acid reflux" or "heart burn". If you take "acid blockers", you decrease/eliminate stomach acid, however, that does not stop reflux into esophagus. It just decreases and/or eliminates the acidic content of material that refluxes into the esophagus. Hopefully, alleviating symptoms of reflux. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between asthma n gerd? While giving treatment to asthma, GERD should also be treat?

Is there a correlation between asthma n gerd? While giving treatment to asthma, GERD should also be treat?

Yes ; yes: Gerd can exacerbate / trigger asthma. Should be on an h2 blocker or ppi (depending on extent of symptoms) to assist with asthma control and your gerd symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

What is the treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Complex: I think that reflux is a complex disease and more a mechanical problem. It could be transient but when it persists it should be carefully studied and addressed accordingly. Medications are the first line and then surgical procedures can be considered. Medications only address the symptoms and do not correct the problem. See your doctor. Don't just take over the counter meds. ...Read more

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What's the optimal natural/alternative medicine treatment for gerd?

What's the optimal natural/alternative medicine treatment for gerd?

GERD: The best alternative treatment is dgl tablets which is a special form of licorice tablets in which the bad ingredient that raises blood pressure is removed, hence the name. ...Read more

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My father(55) has GERD and also complains of pain in upper back. Could these be related? What should be the treatment?

My father(55) has GERD and also complains of pain in  upper back. Could these be related? What should be the treatment?

Co-morbidity: Two separate condition that should be addressed and treated separately. Rec.: take your dad to primary care physician for proper consultation, tests, imaging and treatment. ...Read more

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Treatment for GERD after gastric sleeve surgery?

Treatment for GERD after gastric sleeve surgery?

Diet and: Medication management first. Sleeves can be converted to gastric bypasses with little or no natural stomach left and therefor is ofter curative for the gerd. Also a new procedure, the torax is approved. http://www.toraxmedical.com/linx/. ...Read more

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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