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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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Is GERD cureable?

Is GERD cureable?

Maybe: Gerd is usually controlled with lifestyle changes and medication. There are some who are "cured" with certain surgical procedures which don't allow the stomach contents to reflux up into the esophagus. See your pcp or a gastroenterologist or a surgeon who specializes in this area. Surgery is usually reserved for those who cannot get control with medications or have other reasons. ...Read more

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Can GERD be cured by avoiding foods I am allergic to?

 Can GERD be cured by avoiding foods I am allergic to?

Absolutely: Yes! The best way to combat "Gerd", more commonly known as heartburn is by dietary modification. Foods that cause Gerd are not true allergens but rather "irritants". Try avoiding foods such as alcohol, spices, chocolate and mint. Different foods affect different people, try experimenting with your diet. ...Read more

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Do breathing problems related to GERD eventually heal and go away? (If the GERD is cured of course.) Not being able to breath well is miserable!

Do breathing problems related to GERD eventually heal and go away?  (If the GERD is cured of course.)  Not being able to breath well is miserable!

Yes: If the reflux is treated appropriately with combination regimen ( diet change to a low acid diet and completing the full treatment course of medication) the breathing issues will completely resolve. ...Read more

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What are the causes of GERD and the cures?

What are the causes of GERD and the cures?

Acid: Gastro esophageal reflux. Excessive acids in your stomach that are probably coming up in your throat. Acid causes: stress, diet, many others. See your gastroenterologist have it properly diagnosed and then they can go over a proper regimen for treatment. They can help you! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some best what are good home remediesfor helping cure GERD ?

Could you tell me what are some best what are good home remediesfor helping cure GERD ?

GERD: You may use over-the-counter antacids after meals and at bedtime, although they do not last very long. Common side effects of antacids include diarrhea or constipation. Eat smaller, more frequent meals. Don't eat within 2 or 3 hours of bedtime. Elevate your head a few inches while you sleep. Stop smoking. Avid alcohol. ...Read more

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How to cure GERD permanently or 100 percently.... I m 27 male suffering for past 1 year.....pls help me?

How to cure GERD permanently or 100 percently.... I m 27 male suffering for past 1 year.....pls help me?

See specialist: If you are overweight you need to lose weight. See Gastrointestinal Specialist who will be able to determine if your symptoms are caused by a bacteria which is easily treated. There are surgeries that help in certain cases. Otherwise, you will need medications for as long as you get the symptoms ...Read more

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Wat are the pros and cons on surgery for acid reflux. Does it cure GERD or its a temporary fix and how invasive is the surgery.

Yes: It will cure gerd but for how long depends. Pros is not needing to take those pills anymore and suffering from debilitating reflux. Cons it is an operation and carries its risks. ...Read more

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How to cure gerd? The feeling of shortness of breath is really uneasy...

Reflux: Gerd or reflux is commonly treated with an acid-reducing medication for 14 days, and avoidance of foods which reduce the lower esophageal sphincter tone (chocolate, caffeinated beverages) allowing acid to rise up the esophagus from the stomach. Also, one should stop smoking and raise the head of ones bed 4-6 inches to allow gravity to prevent the stomach acid from rising when one is in bed. ...Read more

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Is there a connection beteeen sugar intake and gerd? Does acidity cures by avoiding sugar?

Is there a connection beteeen sugar intake and gerd? Does acidity cures by avoiding sugar?

Not direct.: I am unaware of a direct connection between sugar intake and gerd. For example high-fat meals increase gastric emptying time and this causes gerd. Think of pizza late-night. Increase sugar does cause obesity and this is a risk factor for gerd.. ...Read more

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Is it true that drinking pure aloe juice can help cure GERD and erosions from it?

Is it true that drinking pure aloe juice can help cure GERD and erosions from it?

Helps treat,not cure: Aloe juice is a wonderful natural treatment that can help to heal but is not a "cure" as to cure you need to address the underlying causes. See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/021858_aloe_vera_gel.Html for more on aloe and http://www.Naturalnews.Com/036336_ppis_acid_reflux_side_effects.Html and http://www.Gerd-diet.Com/gerd-treatment/ for info on approaches that will help to cure this problem! ...Read more

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What are natural way to cure GERD other than taking medication? I don't smoke, average alcohol consumption. Am overweight

What are natural way to cure GERD other than taking medication? I don't smoke, average alcohol consumption. Am overweight

Certain foods: To reduce reflux it is wise to reduce the acid foods you may be eating. Thsi would include tomato sauce, citrus fruits and their juice, foods picked with vinegar. and overuse of alcohol. Try to limit bending over to lift things as this can move stomach contents into your throat. Bned with your knees (goSpeak to your physician about the many other foods and things you can do to relieve your reflux. ...Read more

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My GERD is almost cured, but i still got lump in my throat, i get it 2h after waking up, will it go away bay itself or maybe i can do something withit?

My GERD is almost cured, but i still got lump in my throat, i get it 2h after waking up, will it go away bay itself or maybe i can do something withit?

Not to worry: This common symptom known as the globus sensation is not dangerous. While it certainly feels like something is in the throat, there is nothing there. It is unclear what this is from, or what to do about it, but its not dangerous. Hope this helps! glad your reflux is better. ...Read more

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How much time it will take to cure severe Gerd?

GERD: Symptoms from GERD often are alleviated rather quickly (several days) with medications like Nexium, (esomeprazole) Prilosec among others that are available over the counter now. If symptoms persist then an endoscopy should be done. ...Read more

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I have GERD how can I cure or control it without meds. I don't eat foods that aggravate it . I hate being on the meds for months at a time.

I have GERD how can I cure or control it without meds. I don't eat foods that aggravate it . I hate being on the meds for months at a time.

Tough: This is a very common problem without a great answer. Foods such as coffee, tea, peppermint, onions, garlic and carbonated beverages can worsen it. I would not eat anything 3 hours before you go to bed, keep the head of your bed up, and you may want to use sulcralfate, which is not absorbed and is totally safe. ...Read more

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Taking nexsium and levosulphride for 6 months now for GERD. how long it will take to cure my GERD and does this have any side effects in long term use?

GERD: Hi, I have read studies regarding Levosulphride for treatment of functional dyspepsia and reported effectiveness of 30-40% but never had seen it being prescribed by our Gasteroenterologist, the studies have not mentioned a lot of side effects. As far as Nexium (esomeprazole) goes, a course of 8-12 wks should be enough, some of the possible side effects of Nexium (esomeprazole) are thinning of bone, low Platelet and C diff ...Read more

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What causes Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Gerd) and how to cure it? What are some common symptoms of Gerd?

Esophageal Sphincter: GERD is typically caused by a relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter (a tightening of the esophagus before it reaches the stomach). This allows gastric juices from the stomach to enter into the esophagus. Typical symptoms are heartburn, sour or bitter tastes, nausea after eating, stomach bloating or stomach pain in the upper abdomen. ...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