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How to cure gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) naturally? Ginger?

How to cure gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) naturally? Ginger?

1: Bland diet, low in acidic foods like citrus, tomatoes etc, high fat diet like cheese, fried food, red meat etc, no or low caffeine, no alcohol or smoking and avoiding lifting and stooping etc. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ginger (Definition)

Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more


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What is gerd?

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?

Heartburn: Gerd is the medical term for heartburn. It stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is your stomach acid refluxing or rising up into your esophagus (food pipe) which presents as a burning sensation. If left untreated for a long period it can lead to severe irritation and inflammation of the lining of the esophagus. ...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?

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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What causes gerd?

GERD: Some reflux is normal, but when it causes damage to the esophagus, lungs, or vocal cords, or significantly impacts daily life, it is a disease. Many factors contribute to cause including diet, obesity, hiatal hernia, and too many random openings only the valve entering the stomach called transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxations (tlesr's). Diagnosis & treatment are patient specific. ...Read more

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Is GERD permanent?

GERD duration: Some people are cured of their GERD with changes in weight, diet, medications, etc. It may last a long time, it may be affected by certain conditions, but no, GERD is not permanent. It is in a sense curable. ...Read more

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Is GERD dangerous?

GERD: Common complications of untreated gerd are strictures of the esophagus. Less common is barrett's esophagus and malignant transformation into cancer. Smoking increases the risk of the latter in particular. ...Read more

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What exactly is gerd?

What exactly is gerd?

Acid in the esophagu: Gerd is gastroesophageal reflux disease, where stomach contents (usually but not always acidic) reflux back up into the esophagus, causing burning pain and sometimes injury to the esophagus lining. ...Read more

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Does my baby have gerd?

Does my baby have gerd?

No: Likely not. Even though there is no way to tell without details, it is unlikely. Remember that all babies have reflux - they all spit up. This is why we all buy burp cloths and bibs before we have a baby. But very few have true reflux disease. This only occurs if more severe problems happen like severe pain with spitting or poor weight gain. If you have those symptoms talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is yogurt bad for gerd?

Is yogurt bad for gerd?

Not necessarily: While there are some foods known to increase gerd symptoms such as heartburn and regurgitation by lowering the pressure in the valve at the bottom of the esophagus, this is variable among people. Therefore, if the yogurt doesn't make your symptoms worse, go ahead and have it - moderation of course. ...Read more

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How long does GERD last?

How long does GERD last?

Highly variable: No single answer for this one unfortunately. Firstly, some reflux is normal. It becomes a disease if it is damaging your organs (esophagus, vocal cords, lungs), or causing unacceptable lifestyle changes. It can last years, or only occur over a short period of time, say during a stressful period in life. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can a thin woman have GERD?

Sure: GERD is usually caused by changes in the barrier between the stomach and the esophagus, including abnormal relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter, impaired expulsion of gastric reflux from the esophagus (dysmotility), or a hiatal hernia. These changes may be permanent or temporary. Factors that can contribute: Hernia, obesity, hypercalcemia, ZE syndrome, meds, Scleroderma, systemic sclerosis.... ...Read more

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How long does GERD last for?

How long does GERD last for?

Variable: It is highly variable how long reflux disease lasts. I have seen patients that have had symptoms for 20 years before coming to see me for a procedure to actually try to treat the underlying anatomical/physiological problems. Children frequently "grow out of it" by the time they are school age. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can I eat icecream with gerd?

Can I eat icecream with gerd?

Yes: If you have lactose intolerance then it is not a great idea If you have no symptoms after you eat ice cream then you are ok to eat it ...Read more

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Is plain yogurt bad for gerd?

Individual: Even though some food and drink such as citrus and chocolate are known to typically worsen gerd symptoms, everyone is unique, and may have a slightly different, or even opposite response. There is nothing dangerous about having some yoghurt as it relates to gerd. If it doesn't make your symptoms worse, enjoy! ...Read more

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Can u feel whinded with gerd?

Can u feel whinded with gerd?

Yes: If gerd is not controlled it can cause chest pain and some people feel out of breath, or cannot take a deep breath when they are symptomatic. ...Read more

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Why is Gerd worse in the Fall?

GERD: There is no seasonality to exacerbation of symptoms. It is likely due to change in your diet and activity habits with the season than with the position of Earth around the Sun's orbit. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gerd?

What are the symptoms of gerd?

Heartburn plus more: Not everyone with gerd has heartburn. The primary symptoms of gerd are heartburn, regurgitation, and nausea.

Heartburn usually is described as a burning pain in the middle of the chest. Other symptoms include hoarseness,
laryngitis, chronic dry cough, bad breath, earaches, chest pain/discomfort. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have gerd?

Heartburn: The typical symptoms of gerd are heartburn, which is a burning pain under the sternum that occurs after eating meals, often ones that are spicy, acidic, or rich. Other symptoms include regurgitation, hoarseness of the voice, or even asthma attacks and recurrent pneumonias. Be certain to talk to your doctor about this, as heartburn can mimic a heart attack or heart pain (angina). ...Read more

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What makes GERD symptoms worse?

What makes GERD symptoms worse?

See below: Eating within 3 hours of bedtime, overating, meals high in fat, tomatoes, spicy foods, nicotine, chocolate, peppermint, and alcohol can all make gerd worse. ...Read more

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What is best for treating gerd?

What is best for treating gerd?

Depends: Treatment is unique to the individual symptoms, severity, and goals of each patient. Options include dietary changes, medications, endoscopic or surgical procedures. Best to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation if necessary. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How is GERD typically diagnosed?

Clinical history: Usually just a good clinical history and response to acid reducers are enough to diagnose gerd. The gold standard is ph testing of the esophagus with either a catheter or capsule test. An endoscopy will show if there is erosive gerd. ...Read more

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What foods should I eat for gerd?

Avoid certain foods: Spicy food, greasy food, chocolate, spearmint/peppermint, alcohol, carbonated drinks. Avoid heavy meals and avoid lying down after eating. ...Read more

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How do people typically get gerd?

Multiple: Gerd is multi-factoral. At its basics, it is a dysfunction of the "valve" between the esophagus and stomach. The function of this valve can be diminished by excess weight, dietary substance, some muscle relaxing substances, etc... Also, individual anatomy and/or changes with age can cause dysfunction. Unfortunately, longstanding gerd can cause further damage and progressive worsening of gerd... ...Read more

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Difference between gord and GERD?

Common language: It has been said the english and the americans are separated by a common language. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is the same thing as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (gord). They spell esophagus with a leading ''o" (oesophagus) in the uk. ...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


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more