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Is it common or possible to have GERD WITHOUT the symptoms of heartburn or regurgitation?

Is it common or possible to have GERD WITHOUT the symptoms of heartburn or regurgitation?

GERD: Gerd is always associated with symptoms! . If you don't have symptoms you don't have Gerd. What makes you think something is wrong? ...Read more

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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If PPIs and diet only help a little with heartburn and other GERD symptoms, can anything else be done besides surgery?

If PPIs and diet only help a little with heartburn and other GERD symptoms, can anything else be done besides surgery?

Yes: On diet, want to ensure cutting back drastically on caffeine, coffee, alcohol, fatty/fried foods, too much acidic or spicy foods (some good), red meats. Lose weight. Keep blood pressure and diabetes (if applicable) in control. Exercise daily. Stay sitting or standing at least 30 min after any meal. Sleep on a regular schedule. Control stress. These all help with GERD unless hiatal hernia present. ...Read more

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I have GERD and have being having heartburn symptoms. I'm taking zantac (ranitidine) now daily and I still have heartburn. What medication is best for heartburn?

I have GERD and have being having heartburn symptoms. I'm taking zantac (ranitidine) now daily and I still have heartburn. What medication is best for heartburn?

PPI: Proton pump inhibitor. This class of medications typically works the best for reflux disease. It is advisable over to use this for about three months, and then try and wean yourself off and see how the symptoms are. Do this with the knowledge of your primary care provider. They might need to send you for more tests should medication fail. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have barrett esophagus. If I no longer have GERD symptoms (heartburn) do I have to take omeprozole for the rest of my life?

I have barrett esophagus. If I no longer have GERD symptoms (heartburn) do I have to take omeprozole for the rest of my life?

Maybe: You could have a ph study off medication to seteone whether or not your actually having a symptomatic reflux, and that could help guide your decision. I would say a 48 hour bravo study would be best. This is a small sensor attached to your esophagus that wirelessly sends information about acid reflux to a small pager like device your carry with you. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have small hiatal hernia. No GERD symptoms or heartburn. What are the chances it will get bigger and give me symptoms? Ty

I have small hiatal hernia. No GERD symptoms or heartburn. What are the chances it will get bigger and give me symptoms? Ty

Hiatal Hernia: Hiatal hernia will slowly stretch and may give you symptoms. It may run in families. If your parents have GERD, then you may develop GERD. No need to do anything until you have symptoms. Hiatal hernias are easily fixed. ...Read more

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Small hiatus hernia. No GERD, heartburn. What are the chances of this gettin bigger with time and give me symptoms? Anything to do to prevent HH? Ty

Small hiatus hernia. No GERD, heartburn. What are the chances of this gettin bigger with time and give me symptoms? Anything to do to prevent HH? Ty

May not be a problem: Many people have hiatal hernias without ever having problems. Anything that increases your intraabdominal pressure a lot, such as doing strenuous activity or coughing a lot, or obesity, can cause the hernia to get bigger. Decreasing those activities will reduce your risk of symptoms. Once you have the hernia, you can't prevent it. It won't resolve on its own. ...Read more

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I hv sliding hiatus hernia with gerd, esophagitis la grade b, duodanitis. I don't have any symptom now like heartburn etc. Does it mean, medication NT rqr?

I hv sliding hiatus hernia with gerd, esophagitis la grade b, duodanitis. I don't have any symptom now like heartburn etc. Does it mean, medication NT rqr?

Stay on meds: I would use anti-acid producing medication until you know the damage to your esophagus heals. This means another endoscopy. If the esophagitis comes back after healing and stopping meds, may need to consider an anti-reflux procedure which could be done endoscopically or surgically. Hope this helps, and you have a merry christmas! ...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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Can I continue Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 60mg daily for GERD like symptoms 10 days post op laparoscopic cholecystectomy? Still have nausea, burping, heartburn at times

Can I continue Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 60mg daily for GERD like symptoms 10 days post op laparoscopic cholecystectomy? Still have nausea, burping, heartburn at times

Yes: Although you are in an early post operative state and your system may still be adjusting it is not uncommon to have gallbladder and reflux issues. Taking Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is ok. If your reflux symptoms persist discuss them with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have GERD & hituus hernia my symptoms are soar throat and after eating my stomach doesn't feel good no heartburn at all. Is it from the GERD?!

I have GERD & hituus hernia my symptoms are soar throat and after eating my stomach doesn't feel good no heartburn at all. Is it from the GERD?!

It's possible: To have laryngitis caused by ge reflux. This might explain your sore throat. If you still have this when you are on maximum medical treatment - then yes, anti-reflux surgery might be next. See you GI doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have GERD symptoms. I have constant burping and bad breath. There is no heartburn and throat burn. Baking soda sometimes helps and it prevents burping and bad breath. Any natural remedies?

I have GERD symptoms. I have constant burping and bad breath. There is no heartburn and throat burn. Baking soda sometimes helps and it prevents burping and bad breath. Any natural remedies?

Yes, qualified: Listen to your body. Eat healthy unprocessed foods. Eat small amounts of food at a time. Hiatal hernia can be problem. Raise arms over head, raise on toes, and drop to jar body, drink water, and press from under left rib cage to navel 3 times before each meals and bedtime. Bad bacteria could be a problem, try raw apple cider vinegar and olive oil as a salad dressing. A. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of GERD is there a diet I should be following?

I have all the symptoms of GERD is there a diet I should be following?

Somewhat: Small portion meals that help prevent over-eating (i.e. "stuffed"), limiting alcohol intake, limiting caffeine, etc... May all help. But, currently as noted, there are good medications to alleviate the "heart burn" pain/discomfort of the acid refluxing back into your esophagus. ...Read more

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Can bronchiecstasis cause GERD like symptoms?

Can bronchiecstasis cause GERD like symptoms?

GERD bronchiectasis: Bronchiectasis does not usually cause gastroesophageal reflux. Acid reflux can cause throat irritation, postnasal drip and hoarseness, as well as recurrent cough, chest congestion and lung inflammation leading to asthma and/or bronchitis/ pneumonia. Ger can cause bronchiectasis by aspiration of food material secondary to reflux causing lung destruction and bronchiectasis. ...Read more

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How effective is the GERD surgery in reducing symptoms?

Very effective: Surgery is very effective. But frequently your gerd symptoms of heartburn may get replaced by gas bloating symptoms. Please discuss those symptoms in detail with the surgeon before saying yes to surgery. Surgery is an excellent option if your heartburn symptoms are really frequent and bad. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of asthma? And gerd?

What are the symptoms of asthma? And gerd?

Asthma symptoms: The common symptoms of asthma are recurrent or frequent episodes of cough, wheezing, shortness of breath and/or chest tightness. The triggers are frequently colds, cold air, exercise, allergens, and symptoms at night. For GE reflux disease, symptoms can include cough, regurgitation, heartburn. It is more common to see GE reflux symptoms in patients with asthma. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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