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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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Can chronic depression/anxiety disorder cause slow digestion, overweight and permanent c, hemmoroids and now gerd!?!?!

Can chronic depression/anxiety disorder  cause slow digestion, overweight and permanent c, hemmoroids and now gerd!?!?!

Common causes: Certain very common cases that include almost all of your symptoms share a common cause. Sequence of events, which your dr can help clarify with some studies (eg: osa, or hypothyroidism, etc, etc might be (at least partially) responsible for fatigue/overweight-gerd/ anxiety, depression/resp.. Obstruction/ insomnia). Check with your dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Im about 15 lbs over weight could this be the cause of my gerd.I also have gastritis but they did biopsies and those were normal.I eat healthy normall?

Im about 15 lbs over weight could this be the cause of my gerd.I also have gastritis but they did biopsies and those were normal.I eat healthy normall?

It contributes: There are many things that cause gastroesophageal reflux disease. Usually, there are multiple contributing factors such as diet and medications. Being overweight absolutely can contribute to the development of gerd. Losing weight may cure or alleviate your symptoms of heart burn. ...Read more

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What are natural way to cure GERD other than taking medication? I don't smoke, average alcohol consumption. Am overweight

What are natural way to cure GERD other than taking medication? I don't smoke, average alcohol consumption. Am overweight

Certain foods: To reduce reflux it is wise to reduce the acid foods you may be eating. Thsi would include tomato sauce, citrus fruits and their juice, foods picked with vinegar. and overuse of alcohol. Try to limit bending over to lift things as this can move stomach contents into your throat. Bned with your knees (goSpeak to your physician about the many other foods and things you can do to relieve your reflux. ...Read more

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Overweight female. Lately I am having pain just under my left breast, upper rib ca when reclined? Ibs and GERD diagnosed ling before these symptoms?

Overweight female.  Lately I am having pain just under my left breast, upper rib ca when reclined? Ibs and GERD diagnosed ling before these symptoms?

?coronary disease: Your pain is probably musculoskeletal if obesity is your main concern. Remember that heart disease is still biggest killer of men and women. Get a heart check up. Maybe stress test ecg. Then if it is musculoskeletal than treat accordingly. February is heart awareness month but don't wait til then. ...Read more

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4 years ago reflux started and lead to non h-pylori gastritis. Quit smoking, I'm not overweight, and quit drinking. Chronic gerd persists. Take 20mg aciphex daily. I reflux drinking water. Anything else I can add medication wise to help avoid cancer ?

4 years ago reflux started and lead to non h-pylori gastritis. Quit smoking, I'm not overweight, and quit drinking. Chronic gerd persists. Take 20mg aciphex daily. I reflux drinking water. Anything else I can add medication wise to help avoid cancer
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First of all: speak with your Primary Care Provider since you are NOT on maximum medical treatment! Both H-2 Blockers (eg Zantac...Pepcid) at PRESCRIPTION strength and PROTON PUMP INHIBITORS (eg:: PRILOSEC, NEXIUM (esomeprazole) ) ALSO at PRESCRIPTION strength can be taken TOGETHER under the care of your PCP or Gastroenterologist. If you have not consulted a Board Certified GI doc DO IT!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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How accurate is a EKG, blood, and a stress test to rule out heart issues or angina? I'm 26, overweight, healthy but worry my gerd chest pains is my heart. My troponin I levels were < 0.02. My bp is sometimes elevated and heartrate goes down to 53bpm.

How accurate is a EKG, blood, and a stress test to rule out heart issues or angina? I'm 26, overweight, healthy but worry my gerd chest pains is my heart. My troponin I levels were < 0.02. My bp is sometimes elevated and heartrate goes down to 53bpm.

Highly accurate: The combination of those 3 being negative, in your age category are reassuring and make the chance of a fatal cardiac condition being under 10% and likely less than that. A lower heartrate is not a bad thing. I would recommend weight loss and increased diet and exercise. ...Read more

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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