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Information On Gerd
I would like furter information on my question of yesterday, had up GI series for gerd, found it was full, from stomach to neck, what is called.
Esophag. obstruction: If stuff is not emptying out of the bottom of the esophagus, into the stomach, doctors can call it esophageal obstruction... Until they figure out why stuff is not easily getting through to the stomach. Once a diagnosis of the cause of the blockage is made, then doctors can call the condition by the cause (such as esophageal stricture, achalasia, esophageal cancer, etc...). ...Read more
Heartburn: The typical symptoms of gerd are heartburn, which is a burning pain under the sternum that occurs after eating meals, often ones that are spicy, acidic, or rich. Other symptoms include regurgitation, hoarseness of the voice, or even asthma attacks and recurrent pneumonias. Be certain to talk to your doctor about this, as heartburn can mimic a heart attack or heart pain (angina). ...Read more
Herd: If you have gerd, you need to have some lifestyle modification that is losing weight, eat smaller meal portions, avoid eating and drinking within 3 hours of eating. Avoid fatty/spicy food, onion, tomatoes, garlic, chocolate. You can take omeprazolw 20mg bid for 2 weeks. If symptoms are not improved, please discuss with your physician. ...Read more
Variable : GERD symptoms, typically heartburn and regurgitation, can vary in severity and frequency, and depend on many factors including diet and stress. These things are obviously highly variable among individuals. Based on your own experience, you should have a good idea how often you will have the symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more