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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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If you have GERD i there a tendency that you will loose weight a lot?

If you have GERD i there a tendency that you will loose weight a lot?

GERD: I guess only if the gerd curbs your appetite , also if the gerd makes you throw up. Having gerd is not good as you could develop barretts esophagus which can lead to cancer. ...Read more

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My doctor recently suspected that I have gerd...I've been having problems with weight [i am 110 lbs but losing weight. Could this be symptoms of gerd.?

My doctor recently suspected that I have gerd...I've been having problems with weight [i am 110 lbs but losing weight. Could this be symptoms of gerd.?

Not clear: Weight loss is not a common finding in gerd. Symptoms are usually heartburn, food or bile refluxing into throat, sometimes food sticking in the esophagus. Not sure if I am missing information or medical history. ...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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Can weight lifting cause gerd?

Can weight lifting cause gerd?

Sure: Increase the intra-abdominal pressure with weight lifting can overwhelm the lower esophageal sphincter tone, causing gerd. With any activity, make sure you have good mechanics. ...Read more

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Does GERD cause lose stool?

Does GERD cause lose stool?

Not typically.: GERD does not typically affect the stool either way. However, some antacids, particularly those based on magnesium, such as Maalox and Mylanta, can result in loose stool. If this is the case, using aluminum or calcium-based antacids, such as Alternagel or Tums, (calcium carbonate) can help. Good luck. ...Read more

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I weigh 148 and 5'3 (I gained this weight all last year due to lifestyle) almost all weight since in abdomen, could that be why my GERD is so bad???

I weigh 148 and 5'3 (I gained this weight all last year due to lifestyle) almost all weight since in abdomen, could that be why my GERD is so bad???

GERD: This may be a partial explanation, but better to be checked and make certain you have not gotten Helicobacter pylori infection and/or a large hiatus hernia or some other problem. See a gastroenterologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have GERD &take prilosec. I feel the need to eat often in the day to relieve the sickness i feel cause it helps. What can I do, i'm gaining weight?

I have GERD &take prilosec. I feel the need to eat often in the day to relieve the sickness i feel cause it helps. What can I do, i'm gaining weight?

Potential ulcer: If you have already been on Prilosec and still have nausea and need to eat you should consider the possibility of the presence of an ulcer or h. Pylori. Make sure you are not taking any nsaids like Aspirin or Ibuprofen and check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have severe GERD that causes me to frequently lose my voice. Im taking two diff ppis but still losing my voice. What else can I do?

Other treatment: I suggest you see a gastroenterologist to discuss additional options to control reflux. You may have to consider surgical options. For now, continue taking your ppis and be judicious with diet precautions. Good luck! ...Read more

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Lost weight, lost GERD symptoms, however, how frequently do I check the esophagus for any problems that could have been created by past reflux ?

Lost weight, lost GERD symptoms, however, how frequently do I check the esophagus  for any problems that could have been created by past reflux ?

Depends: I there was no damage to the esophagus and it have no symptoms, no need to check it at all. If there was damage, particularly barrett's esophagus, may need surveillance every 2-5 years. ...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