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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 herbal meds/teas are good for the following:gastritis/gerd, chronic anxiety, tense muscles (all the above I have from extreme stress!) please thx?

What herbal meds/teas are good for the following:gastritis/gerd, chronic anxiety, tense muscles (all the above I have from extreme stress!) please thx?

We do not advocate: The physicians here do not advocate for any herbal or dietary specifics. Teas and herbs are used in all of the cultures of the world for a variety of reasons and purported health benefits. Medicine in general does not have must to add in regards to whether these are truly beneficial or not. ...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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Is surgery ever warranted in the treatment of gerd?

Yes: When meds no longer work or the symptoms increase to cause night cough. See a surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment of GERD in neonat. Pediatric?

What is the best treatment of GERD in neonat. Pediatric?

.: First try non medication. Including head end elevation position at sleep, burping well, thicken feeds and stir bottle and not shake. If they do not work can try h2 blocker like ranitidine. But a large part of gerd is non acidic reflex. May not be relieved by medication. If gerd too bad causing poor wt or distress or pneumonias, may need surgery. ...Read more

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What's the optimal natural/alternative medicine treatment for gerd?

What's the optimal natural/alternative medicine treatment for gerd?

GERD: The best alternative treatment is dgl tablets which is a special form of licorice tablets in which the bad ingredient that raises blood pressure is removed, hence the name. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for silent gerd, no heartburn whatsoever?

What is the best treatment for silent gerd, no heartburn whatsoever?

The same as GERD: The treatment is the same for both gerd and silent gerd. Low acidic foods and/or medications such as h2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors can relieve symptoms, if you have them. Speak with your doctor about which plan is most appropriate for you. ...Read more

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I'm 18, have 1cm sliding hiatial hernia. Also have GERD (mild). What best treatment in my case ?

I'm 18, have 1cm sliding hiatial hernia. Also have GERD (mild). What best treatment  in my case ?

GERD: I would start with a visit to your pharmacy for advice. There is most likely something over the counter without prescription. Regarding the hernia it might be worth a visit to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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My father(55) has GERD and also complains of pain in upper back. Could these be related? What should be the treatment?

My father(55) has GERD and also complains of pain in  upper back. Could these be related? What should be the treatment?

Co-morbidity: Two separate condition that should be addressed and treated separately. Rec.: take your dad to primary care physician for proper consultation, tests, imaging and treatment. ...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

Dr. Randy Baker
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Medicinal Herbs (Definition)

Medicinal herbs is a term used to describe plants that either have or are believed ...Read more