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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.

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

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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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Can i eat icecream with gerd?

Can i eat icecream with gerd?

Yes: if you have lactose intolerance then it is not a great idea If you have no symptoms after you eat ice cream then you are ok to eat it ...Read more

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How can I know if I have gerd?

How can I know if I have gerd?

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

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What foods should I eat for gerd?

Avoid certain foods: Spicy food, greasy food, chocolate, spearmint/peppermint, alcohol, carbonated drinks. Avoid heavy meals and avoid lying down after eating. ...Read more

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I have GERD what can I do for the pain?

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

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How will i confirm if i'm having a GERD?

Symptoms or: upper endoscopy. The gold standard to absolutely diagnose GERD would be directly visualization by endoscopy of the upper GI tract. ...Read more

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How frequently will I have GERD attacks?

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

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How can I control GERD without medication?

How can I control GERD without medication?

Diet and gum: An antireflux diet can help. Also gum=chewing increases saliva production which is a good neutralizer of acid. ...Read more

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What things can I do to treat GERD at home?

PPI's: Stands for "proton pump inhibitors". These are drugs that turn off the acid producing cells in the stomach lining. Omeprazol is often used. ...Read more

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How do I change my lifestyle to deal with gerd?

How do I change my lifestyle to deal with gerd?

See below: Avoid caffeine, nicotine, chocolate, peppermint, late meals, large fatty meals, tomatoes and tomato sauce, spicy foods, and alcohol. ...Read more

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