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Is There A Difference Between Gerd And Gord
Yes: Gerd is gastroesophageal reflux disease or reflux. You can have reflux and not a hiatal hernia. You can also have a hiatal hernia, which could make your reflux worse. A hernia is an enlarged opening in the diaphragm where the esophagus comes through into the abdominal cavity. With a hh, the stomach can slide up into the chest. You can have a hh without reflux. Most often, they go together. ...Read more
None...: Same thing...different terms.Get a more detailed answer ›
A lot: Achalasia is a disease of the esophagus where the nerves coordinating function don't work, and the esophagus cannot properly propel food down to the stomach. Gerd is a problem with the valve between the esophagus and stomach whereby it permits stomach contents into the esophagus. ...Read more
GERD: Stands for gastro esophageal reflux disease, gastric contents are almost always acidic, so gerd is basically the same as acid reflux. Treatment for this condition is reducing the amount of acid in the stomach, reducing the amount of the volume of reflux, reducing the amount of time there is reflux, or any two or all three. There are meds, mechanical means, and operations to accomplish them. ...Read more
Same thing: These refer to the same problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
GERD/Pancreatitis: Between the 2 diseases, sometimes the symptoms can be similar. Gerd would have frequent acid reflux, heartburns, epigastric discomfort, chest pain, difficulty swallowing. Chronic pancreatitis: epigastric/luq pain, radiates toward the back, especially after fatty meal. Very easy to be evaluated to differentiate between the 2, such as trial of antireflux meds, egd, abdominal x ray (or ct), past hx. ...Read more
Degrees: Gastro esophageal reflux disease = gerd. Some gastroesophageal reflux (ger) is normal. It becomes a disease (gerd) when it causes organ damage (inflammation of the esophagus, stricture, dysfunction, aspiration, barrett's esophagus, etc…), has adverse impact on you, or requires chronic medication to control. ...Read more
Multiple treat: Gastro esophageal reflux disease = gerd. This is generally synonymous with "acid reflux" or "heart burn". If you take "acid blockers", you decrease/eliminate stomach acid, however, that does not stop reflux into esophagus. It just decreases and/or eliminates the acidic content of material that refluxes into the esophagus. Hopefully, alleviating symptoms of reflux. ...Read more
I want to know what is the difference between acid reflux and GERD and what's the difference in treatments?
Same Thing: Gerd is gastro-esophageal reflux disease - the medical name for acid refulux. Gerd is generally assigned when someone has frequent problems and seeks treatment. An occasional bought after a heavey or spicy meal may be treated with antacids or just letting it pass. Long-term problems call for meds that are taken regualarly - either over the counter or prescribed. Talk to your md if it is frequent. ...Read more
What is the difference between NERD & GERD? If my endoscopy shows normal but I have dysphagia corrected by Nexium (esomeprazole), (esomeprazole) is this NERD? . Only Nexium (esomeprazole) works.
NERD: ... Is an endoscopic term meaning that no erosions were seen in the esophagus by endoscopy. It does not mean that you do not have gastroesophageal reflux disease. If Nexium (esomeprazole) helps, I would continue that medicine, as recommended by your gastroenterologist. You should also continue antireflux measures, in addition. Good luck. ...Read more
All related: Heartburn is a common symptom of the physiologic event of acid reflux. Gerd is diagnosed when reflux symptoms occur frequently to require medical attention. Reflux symptoms include heartburn, regurgitation, frequent burping, night time cough, or even aspiration.... And many others. If you are having frequent problems and takes Tums (calcium carbonate) or acid reducer regularly, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more
HH, GERD, achalasia: Simplistically, a sliding hiatal hernia is a common upward bulge of stomach (with acid) thru the diaphragmatic hiatus (hole in diaphragm thru which esophagus & stomach connect). Gerd is physical movement of stomach contents into the esophagus, often associated with esophageal inflammation that can progress to esophageal cancer. Achalasia is motility disorder of esophagus and its lower sphincter. ...Read more
How can you tell the difference between hiatal hernia/gerd symptoms and esophageal cancer symptoms?
Big difference: GERD is when stomach contents come up in to the esophagus, hence the term gastroesophageal reflux disease. Allergies are an immune reaction, typically to things floating in the air such as animal dander and pollen. Best to see your primary care provider to help sort it out of the symptoms are bad enough. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Sphincter difference: Gastroesophageal reflux is gastric contents going up into esophagus because of lack of normal tone of distal esophageal sphincter or muscle which closes esophagus. Achalasia represents too much tone and spasm of sphincter causing obstruction to ingested materials and prolonged retention in esophagus. ...Read more
No short answer:
They are essentially the same.
They can cause chest pain (sometimes mistaken for a heart attack), esophagitis (inflammation and possible ulceration of the lower to upper esophagus, coughing, probably asthma. There is also a question whether it can cause barrett's esophagus which may be a precursor to esophageal cancer. ...Read more
Gerd for 7 mo; been on reddys 20-40mg omep; now on kremers brand. Does brand make a difference? Burning has gotten worse. What can I take for relief?
GERD: I hope you are doing the lifestyle changes too. Avoid food that give u heartburn like coffee, chocolate, alcohol, acid fruits & juices, spicy and fatty foods, sodas, large meals before bed; loose weight, exercise, avoid tight cloths, try eating smler meals 6 times a day. If symptoms continue even on protons inhibitors, you should consult a gastroenterologist to r/o h.Pylori by endoscopy. ...Read more
What strength of melatonin to treat acid reflux GERD and when will I start to notice a difference?
Not the best:
Drug for treating that. Drugs for acid secretion or changing motility are better.
http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/717460_5 ...Read more
I have Gerd but prilosec doesn't seem to be doing enough. Also doc said possible costiochondritis possible. What's best way to tell the difference?
Esophagram, pH probe: If you are having persistent reflux symptoms despite medications, you should undergo EGD (scope in stomach) to rule out ulcer, etc. An esophagram will help diagnose reflux and other functional esophageal problems. Finally, a pH probe study is needed to confirm the diagnosis of acid reflux. These studies will help differentiate your pain from other sources. ...Read more
If severe GERD leads to Barrets. How about just GERD? What's the difference? Mine is a out 80% controlled with Nexium (esomeprazole). 49 yrs old, diagnosed GI series
Barrett's esophagus.: Barrets esophagus is condition where esophagus lining is abnormal and can increase cancer in some persons depending on dysplasia (change in type of cells). It can occur as complication from Gerd and needs close monitoring depending on type of Barrett's. In Gerd there is inflammatory changes in lining of esophagus caused by acid exposure. Various types depending on endoscopy appearance. ...Read more
I'm 365 pounds and would like to know what's a good amount of niacin to start taking to make a difference on my cholesterol, diabetes, anxiety, gerd.
Obesity: Need weight loss Niacin won't help. Work with a doc to find a healthy and save means to lose. ...Read more
Dysphagia vs globus- what's difference & which is sign of esophageal cancer? Going on 3+ weeks, constant. Long history of GERD. Dr said no endoscopy needed.
Dysphagia is usually a problem with a neurologic cause. It is difficulty in swallowing to the point the person may aspirate in any of the phases of swallowing.
Globus is a problem with swallowing that is usually thought to be psychogenic in origin and is made worse by stress and anxiety. Re the GERD, see your doctor again and at your age you may not need an EGD. Ask the doctor why no endoscopy. ...Read more
I have switched after using ppi for GERD for over 4 years to Tums (calcium carbonate) (3000mg daily) since 2 months and do not feel any difference/ is it ok to continue?
In brief...: Peptic ulcer is a break in the lining of the stomach or duodenum caused by excess acid in combination with either an infection with h. Pylori or a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug (ibuprofen). Gerd is reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus. It can also cause injury in the esophagus. Hyperacidity is too much acid production by the stomach. This can have many causes (smoking). ...Read more
Not necessarily: With long term use of ppi's, may be worthwhile to check a B12 level after 10-15 yrs of use. Thereay be a rational to check a baseline magnesium level if you have diarrhea or other electrolyte problems. I would not take either supplement unless you knew you were deficient in either. ...Read more
Heartburn: Gerd is the medical term for heartburn. It stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is your stomach acid refluxing or rising up into your esophagus (food pipe) which presents as a burning sensation. If left untreated for a long period it can lead to severe irritation and inflammation of the lining of the esophagus. ...Read more
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
GERD: Some reflux is normal, but when it causes damage to the esophagus, lungs, or vocal cords, or significantly impacts daily life, it is a disease. Many factors contribute to cause including diet, obesity, hiatal hernia, and too many random openings only the valve entering the stomach called transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxations (tlesr's). Diagnosis & treatment are patient specific. ...Read more