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GERD defined: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) involves movement of stomach contents back into your esophagus. Gerd can be "silent" in a substantial # of patients, manifesting with ear/nose/throat & lung problems without heartburn. Heartburn is the common presentation of burning discomfort in your chest with exposure of the esophagus to stomach contents. See earlier healthtap answers for gerd prevention. ...Read more
Barrettes esophagit.: it is possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Esophagitis is damage to the lining of the esophagus caused by stomach acid coming up past a failing valve at the top of the stomach, called gerd. Acid medicines can reduce the pain and much of the damage to the esophagus, but they do not stop the stomach fluid from coming up. Gerd is often associated with hiatal hernias and this can be repaired with anti-reflux surgery. ...Read more
Many Possibilities: If this is chronic and not a new problem may need to consider your diet such as things like coffee, smoking, spicy foods, and alcohol intake. Also there can be a chronic infection of the stomach that can cause this called h. Pylori which can be tested for by blood and stool tests. This is treatable with antibiotics. Also try otc meds like Zantac (ranitidine) and Prilosec with maalox. Try changing diet as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crohns disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, barrett's esophagus, esophagitis. 2010 had a fundoplication. Why isn't it working anymore?
Achalasia: This is a disease where the nerves of the esophagus no longer function to coordinate the muscles to push down food, or send a signal to the lower valve of the esophagus at the entrance to the stomach to open an let the food in. Cause usually unknown. Most effective and most invasive treatment is surgically cutting the muscle of the valve, that can be done laparoscopically or endoscopically (poem). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Surgery for GERD: In 2008, a british study conducted by grant compared surgery vs medical therapy in patients with gerd. The investigators reported that by 12 months, 38% of those who had surgery were taking reflux medication, compared with 90% of those on medical management. Long-term results of antireflux surgery have shown that, at 10 years, 90% of patients are symptom-free and only a minority still take meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anti-acid therapy: Sounds like you need some antacid therapy to start. This should help both the gerd symptoms and the gastritis. Make sure to ask if you have H. Pylori infection as a cause of the gastritis. This needs to be treated with antibiotics as well. Forget about the hiatal hernia unless it becomes very large. Hope this helps! ...Read more
It can happen: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy has been reported to increase the risk of new onset gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) by altering the normal position of the sphincter at the gastroesophageal junction or in some cases, having the sleeve migrate into the chest. One survey found that 6.5% of the patients who had undergone lsg developed post-operative gerd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It is not dangerous now, but is left untreated could become dangerous. Follow up on recommendations from your gastroenterologist. Youll be ok. Hope this helps! ...Read more
No. : GERD is acid coming up in the esophagus which can cause irritation to the cells that line the esophagus. Rarely, those cells can change appearance to what is called "Barrett's esophagus". These changes in the cells may have potential to become cancerous. Barrett's is rare and it takes years to develop. ...Read more
Prilosec10yrs+ Short seg Barrett's.HALO ablation2015.Barrett's gone.Prefer stop PPI's. Endoscopy July '16. Wait? H2 blockers enough? Combo approach?
Endoscopy: I would wait for July's endoscopic results before making any changes in your management. If there's no sign of Barrett's, your gastroenterologist may agree with avoiding more long-term ppi therapy in view of recent reports of adverse potential side effects. On the other hand long term ppi treatment does protect against malignant transformation. ...Read more