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What bariatric procedure could I have with a hx of GERD @ 20 years W/gastritis. Treated with Nissen Fundoplication that failed after 2 years?

What bariatric procedure could I have with a hx of GERD @ 20 years W/gastritis.  Treated with Nissen Fundoplication that failed after 2 years?

Up to you: the kind of procesure you are going to need will be dicided on your weight,and how much you need to lose,,and the other co-morbid problems you have you surgical history will make a difference but that challange is to the surgeon. discuss your history with the surgeon,and you both decide what is the right thing for you. ...Read more

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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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Shortness of breath with minimal exertion activities, not a problem when exercising. Suffer from migraines and GERD. Early 20's and otherwise healthy.

Shortness of breath with minimal exertion activities, not a problem when exercising. Suffer from migraines and GERD. Early 20's and otherwise healthy.

Graduated exertion: If shortness of breath is due to a pathologic process (aka "disease"), it progressively worsens with increasing severity of exercise. If I understand you, you become breathless early on but, when you exercise more, it gets better or at least doesn't interfere (?) - to me, that suggests a "warm-up" phenomenon. This is physiologic, not pathologic (aka "normal). Increasing fitness should alleviate it ...Read more

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Have had GERD for 20 years. I take PPI daily. Recently feel twitching in stomach. Is this a cause for concern?

Have had GERD for 20 years. I take PPI daily. Recently feel twitching in stomach. Is this a cause for concern?

Nonspecific: The twitching is nondiagnostic and may be due to irritable abdominal muscles or mild contractions of stomach or intestines. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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I have pain in my chest for a couple weeks now. A little heartburn.Feels like something in ches. I was on the GERD meds for over 20 years. No insuranc?

Omeprazole: I'd suggest you try Omeprazole otc (generic and cheaper than copay in many instances) for 7 days. If the pain resolves it is almost certainly gerd. If less than 75% improvement you should see your primary care provider and discuss. ...Read more

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Do people who have the subset of Gerd, NERD ever move into EERD? I had Nerd about 20 yrs ago and rechecked 10 later (Still NERD).

Please Clarify: Is this a joke? Why don't you re-ask with the names of the conditions you are interested in rather than the Alphabet soup. Will be watching for your response and will try to help....... Dr Z ...Read more

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Since I have gerd and I'm only 20 (I'm a Healthy weight too) will I probably die before 50? How long do people with gerd usually live?

Since I have gerd and I'm only 20 (I'm a Healthy weight too) will I probably die before 50? How long do people with gerd usually live?

Long enough: You won't probably die from GERD. That being said, make sure to follow with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper follow-ups in the future. In rare cases, GERD, can transform into more advanced disease. As long as you detect these changes early, it shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more

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What is gerd?

What is gerd?

Spit + pain: Gerd = gastroesophageal reflux disease. It's when food repeatedly comes up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing discomfort. If little babies spit up but don't have pain or fussiness, that's just spit-up, not gerd. ...Read more

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What is GERD?

What is GERD?

Stomach reflux: Gastroesophageal reflux disease is when the stomach contents comes back up into the esophagus too often, and/or in too large of an amount, with or without feeling symptoms such as heartburn. A person with GERD should avoid vinegar and other acidic foods or liquids like juice or soda. The person is treated with lifestyle improvements, plus acid blockers and antacids to decrease acidity. ...Read more