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Is GERD more common in adults than children?

Is GERD more common in adults than children?

Both groups: Reflux disease is common in both children and adults, but children usually "grow" out of it. Treatment option include lifestyle changes, medication, endoscopic procedures, or surgery. ...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


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I read that 45-70% of adults with asthma also have GERD? What is the cause? My asthma is caused by allergies. Could GERD be cause by allergies?

I read that 45-70% of adults with asthma also have GERD? What is the cause? My asthma is caused by allergies. Could GERD be cause by allergies?

GERD: Most cases of Gastro-esophageal reflux are due to the loose sphincter at the junction of the esophagus with the stomach. This allows some the gastric secretions to get up to the upper aero-digestive tract and this can trigger cough and even wheezing. In some of these cases with the reflux is properly treated the asthma symptoms can also improve ...Read more

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What are the long term health effects of having severe GERD since birth and being on adult doses of prevacid (lansoprazole) and omeprazole since he was 6 months old?

Possible : Intestinal overgrowth of bacteria and infection susceptibility but sounds like he is doing ok so far. Sometime you have to outweigh benefits and risks. Talk to your provider about this question. You deserve this answer from the provider in this case. ...Read more

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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

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Signs of gerd?

Signs of  gerd?

More on GERD: Healthtap is full of answers regarding gerd's causes, variations, and approaches for prevention. Please type "gerd" in the search box, and i think you'll find all the responses you could want! ...Read more

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Is GERD cureable?

Is GERD cureable?

Maybe: Gerd is usually controlled with lifestyle changes and medication. There are some who are "cured" with certain surgical procedures which don't allow the stomach contents to reflux up into the esophagus. See your pcp or a gastroenterologist or a surgeon who specializes in this area. Surgery is usually reserved for those who cannot get control with medications or have other reasons. ...Read more

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Symptoms of gerd?

Symptoms of gerd?

See answer: typically an acid taste in the mouth and an uncomfortable burning sensation in the chest. Classically along the sternum. Some people develop a horse voice or respiratory symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes gerd?

GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux disease is caused by incompetence of the lower esophageal sphincter, allowing stomach acid to reflux into the lower esophagus. ...Read more

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