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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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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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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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Do you still have GERD after treatment? Can chest pain and shortness of breath be a symptom that your med is not working?

Do you still have GERD after treatment? Can chest pain and shortness of breath be a symptom that your med is not working?

Gerd: We don't cure gerd. Symptoms can recur or get worse. The symptoms are not specific and be those you mention. ...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?

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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Climbing hill symptoms:shortness of breath heart heaviness sweating. Admitted to hospital ekg, stress test, no heart attack. Angiogram no blockage? Could it be related to gerd? Treatment type of dr.

Climbing hill symptoms:shortness of breath heart heaviness sweating. Admitted to hospital ekg, stress test, no heart attack.  Angiogram no blockage? Could it be related to gerd?  Treatment type of dr.

More info needed....: Are you overweight? Do you exercise regularly? Do you ever exert yourself strenuously? You've listed symptoms associated with someone being out of shape exerting themselves... Thankfully you didn't have a coronary. Time to make a plan with your physician to take care of yourself by loosing weight (if necessary), eating right, and starting a cardiovascular workout routine. All the best. ...Read more

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Finished triple therapy two weeks back for h pylori and now on ppi twice a day. I am having sticky stools and GERD symptoms . What is suggested now ?

Finished triple therapy two weeks back for h pylori and now on ppi twice a day. I am having sticky stools and GERD symptoms . What is suggested now ?

Sticky stool: May be a sign of ulcers or related to the medicines you took. Recommend a scope down the mouth to look. If you have a larger hiatal hernia, then surgical correction is really the only way to fix this problem. When ppi stop working, surgery is reasonable option. There are incision-less options too called (tif). Some good info on northcypressbariatrics.Com. ...Read more

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What GERD is and it's treatment?

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