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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 GERD is and it's treatment?

What GERD is and it's treatment?

Gerd definition: Gerd stands for gastro esophal reflux disease. Many Factors include dietary indiscretion with decrease lower esophageal sphincter pressures allowing acid to reflux into the Esophagus. It is usually treated withmedications called PPI's that markedly reduce acid secretion from the cardiac area of the stomach. Treatment is long term and requires dietary control of red sauces, spices, caffeine and ...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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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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What is the most effective treatment for chronic GERD to avoid complications ?

What is the most effective treatment for chronic GERD to avoid complications ?

H. pylori treatment: Go see your primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist and get worked up for an H. pylori infection in your stomach and treated if (+). If not an EGD should help find the answer. ...Read more

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Are there ways to improve GERD symptoms enough that drug treatment is no longer needed?

Are there ways to improve GERD symptoms enough that drug treatment is no longer needed?

Calm your volcano: Time for change: *stop smoking. *avoid triggers: caffeine, chocolate [sorry!], alcohol, citrus, sour/acid foods, fatty/spicy foods, carbonated drinks, garlic, spearmint. *eat small meals. Sit down and eat slowly. *reduce stress. *after you eat, wait 2-3 hours before laying down. Get checked for h. Pylori germs, which can kick up the acid in your stomach. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options in the event that medications fail to control my GERD symptoms?

What are some treatment options in the event that medications fail to control my GERD symptoms?

Several: Several surgical options are available for the treatment of reflux. The most common is a laparoscopic nissen fundoplication. It works very well but does have some side effects, such as inability to vomit, gas bloat and trouble swallowing. My favorite is the tif (transoral incisionless fundoplication). It controls reflux very well without the nissen side effects. ...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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Now long is the typical initial treatment for GERD with PPIs?

Now long is the typical initial treatment for GERD with PPIs?

Depends: if you are taking it OTC and have not had a definitive diagnosis, you should take it for no longer than two weeks. However, if GERD has been officially diagnosed, it often takes at least several months to get it under good control. At that point one might consider a trial of trying to stop the medicine, but often people need long-term maintenance therapy to keep it under control. Good luck. ...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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