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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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How do I relieve the symptoms of GERD when I drink too much?

How do I relieve the symptoms of GERD when I drink too much?

How about a lot less: Alcohol (etoh) empties rapidly from the stomach. Alcohol dehydrogenase in the stomach lining contributes to etoh metabolism. Etoh can not be stored by the body & obligatory oxidation takes place predominantly in the liver. 1 gram etoh gives 7 empty calories that provide only energy with no nutritional value. Poor diet (protein-calorie, choline, folate (folic acid) deficiency) contributes to liver toxicity. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause chest discomfort? What are GERD symptoms? How to relieve it?

Can GERD cause chest discomfort? What are GERD symptoms? How to relieve it?

Yes: As gerd is gastro esophageal reflux, or excessive acids that are being produced in your stomach and refluxing, or coming up into your esophagus causing pain discomfort and burning. Lots more could be said but the short answer is see your gastroenterologist and get a proper diagnosis, find out the causes and then they can probably take care of it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have occasional GERD symptoms- nausea, need to burp to get relief. How do I tell if i have too little OR to much stomach acid?

Have occasional GERD symptoms- nausea, need to burp to get relief. How do I tell if i have too little OR to much stomach acid?

Bloating,gas: Phil Thorek, a famous surgeon once wrote the 7 "Fs" of gallbladder disease: fair, fat, female, forty, fertile, flabby and flatulent ( gassy)- I suggest an abdominal ultrasound for gallbladder disease and a physical exam with blood evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a pretty severe burn from my gerd in my throat and ostacious tube. What can I do to relieve the symptoms of the burn?

I have a pretty severe burn from my gerd in my throat and ostacious tube. What can I do to relieve the symptoms of the burn?

GERD: if you do not have an established diagnosis of Gerd, then I would recommend that you take chewable antacids, such as Tums, (calcium carbonate) whenever you have the burning. If you have the burning more than three times a week, See your doctor. Antireflux measures, such as tilting your bed, avoiding foods which cause Gerd, and avoiding caffeine, alcohol, and smoking are also important. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does my GERD attacks during night?Mostly 7pm onwards?Feeling gas trapped in ny throat, weakness, shortness of breath.Burping will relieved symptoms

Why does my GERD attacks during night?Mostly 7pm onwards?Feeling gas trapped in ny throat, weakness, shortness of breath.Burping will relieved symptoms

Night GERD attacks: You have greater symptoms of gerd at night as you as lying in pain, normally in a supine position. If you are consistently taking drugs similar to Prilosec (p), you should be symptom free with daily dosing. You may have severe gerd and my need to take twice a day. Speak to your physician about your problem. ...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 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