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Gerd Without Heartburn Symptoms
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have GERD and have being having heartburn symptoms. im 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have small hiatal hernia. No GERD symptoms or heartburn. What are the chances it will get bigger and give me symptoms ? Ty
How does GERD cause Dysphagia if my esophagus is normal with no scarring or narrowing? I have no heartburn or any other GERD symptoms?
I'm pregnant of 33 weeks and i recently have GERD and heartburn chest . What can I do to stop this symptom and feel better?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Is heartburn always a symptom with GERD? I've had 3 bouts this year of stomach pain, sick stomach, related pain on left of chest. Is it GERD?
Can i continue Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 60mg daily for GERD like symptoms 10 days post op laparoscopic cholecystectomy? Still have nausea, burping, heartburn at times
I have a dry mouth, post nasal drip and loss of appetite. It seems it might be GERD.
If I use Gaviscon the post nasal drip stops. I also recently used Movicol and a lot of the symptoms got less.
Who do I go and see? I have no history of heartburn
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 ?!
Symptoms are belching after meals and bowel movements that don't feel complete, and indigestion after heavy drinking next morning. No heartburn. Gerd ?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Very effective: Approximately 95% of patients who undergo fundoplication for gerd report significant reduction in their symptoms. A useful test to perform before surgery is a 24-hour pH study, which helps correlate one's symptoms with acid presence in the esophagus. This is especially helpful for people with atypical symptoms. ...Read more
Not really.: Ibs causes abd distention, bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhea like symptoms. Your symptoms sound typical of reflux disease. Avoid spicy food, chocolates, coffee, eat small meals, and take anti ulcer meds. Reflux symptoms could be from a hiatal hernia as well which is diagnosed by either an upper GI contrast study or egd. Follow up with a GI doc if symp not goinng away. ...Read more
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