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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 is the treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

What is the treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Complex: I think that reflux is a complex disease and more a mechanical problem. It could be transient but when it persists it should be carefully studied and addressed accordingly. Medications are the first line and then surgical procedures can be considered. Medications only address the symptoms and do not correct the problem. See your doctor. Don't just take over the counter meds. ...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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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

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Is there any natural remedy that works for chronic severe GERD?

Is there any natural remedy that works for chronic severe GERD?

Mastic Gum: If you have GERD, Mastic Gum (available in a health food store) should help. 1,000 mg per day for at least two weeks. That should eradicate H. pylori, the spirochete that causes GERD, ulcers, and stomach cancer. Mastic gum also heals gastric and duodenal ulcers. ...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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What are difference between acid reflux and GERD and what are the differences in treatment?

Multiple treat: Gastro esophageal reflux disease = gerd. This is generally synonymous with "acid reflux" or "heart burn". If you take "acid blockers", you decrease/eliminate stomach acid, however, that does not stop reflux into esophagus. It just decreases and/or eliminates the acidic content of material that refluxes into the esophagus. Hopefully, alleviating symptoms of reflux. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between asthma n gerd? While giving treatment to asthma, GERD should also be treat?

Is there a correlation between asthma n gerd? While giving treatment to asthma, GERD should also be treat?

Yes ; yes: Gerd can exacerbate / trigger asthma. Should be on an h2 blocker or ppi (depending on extent of symptoms) to assist with asthma control and your gerd symptoms. ...Read more

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Natural remedy for heartburn/gerd?

Multiple things.: Chewing gum for 30 mins after eating has shown to help. Also taking half a teaspoon of baking soda with water also helps. Avoid the foods that cause it such as coffee, tea, peppermint, high fat foods, chocolate, etc. ...Read more

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Treatment for GERD after gastric sleeve surgery?

Treatment for GERD after gastric sleeve surgery?

Diet and: Medication management first. Sleeves can be converted to gastric bypasses with little or no natural stomach left and therefor is ofter curative for the gerd. Also a new procedure, the torax is approved. http://www.toraxmedical.com/linx/. ...Read more

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Which natural remedy can I use to treat GERD besides ppis and h2 blockers?

Which natural remedy can I use to treat GERD besides ppis and h2 blockers?

Small meals: Small frequent meals, low in fat and fried foods- cause they delay stomach emptying. Foods that dont contain caffeine such as coffee and tea and dark chocolate would be helpful since these products also increase acid production in the stomach. If overweight, losing weight can decrease the pressure on the abdomen that is contributing to reflex. ...Read more

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I need longterm treatment for GERD, I take only Lustral 50 mg for depression Nd I have been suffering from GERD for more than 3 years?

Consider tricyclic: Lustral (sertraline) is an SSRI-type antidepressant. This medication class is associated with GERD and with upper GI bleeding (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24993365) Tricyclic antidepressants (like amitriptyline) have H2 receptor blocking activity, which may be stomach-protective (e.g. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12570020) Talk to your doc about whether this would be appropriate. ...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


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