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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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Treatments and management of exercise for a patient suffering from gitelmans syndrome?

Treatments and management of exercise for a patient suffering from gitelmans syndrome?

Exercise: Intense exercise that causes sweating can change electorlyes. You are safe doing low intensity exercise that does not lead to profuse sweating. Ie yoga, but any exercise at low intensity should be fine. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

What are the treatments for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

Several treatments. : Several treatments are available for gerd. The first is lifestyle modifications. These include raising the head of your bed, avoid eating late, losing weight, and avoiding reflu inducing foods. The second is meds, including h2 blockers (zantac, pepcid) and ppis (nexium, prilosec, dexilant). The third is surgery. These include nissen fundoplication, tif (transoral fundoplication) and linx. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment options for silent reflux (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux) other than acid reducing drugs or surgery?

What are the best treatment options for silent reflux (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux) other than acid reducing drugs or surgery?

Depends: depends on the cause, for example, weight loss might help if one is more than 20% over their ideal body weight. Try to find the cause and you will have an idea for the best treatment. ...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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Please help very anxious, will taking PPIs for hiatal hernia and gerd reduce the risk of developing Barrett's oesophagus?

Please help very anxious, will taking PPIs for hiatal hernia and gerd reduce the risk of developing Barrett's oesophagus?

Follow advice...: Many factors may contribute to the occurrence of Barrett's esophagus like GERD, smoking, regurgitation, etc., and PPIs may help ease GERD-related symptoms. So, it is logical to state PPIs may potentially decrease the risk of developing Barrettt's esophagus. But, how much may it help still remains unclear. Remember: Doc never cures anything, but help modify something to some degree with/without... ...Read more

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Names of non ppi medications for acid reflux?

Names of non ppi medications for acid reflux?

Acid reduction...: Non-ppi acid reducers include the h2-blocker class (tagamet=cimetidine; zantac=ranitidine; pepcid=famotidine) as well as antacids (like maalox, mylanta, tums, (calcium carbonate) etc.). Can we help you further? ...Read more

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Relationship of GERD and heart disease?

Relationship of GERD and heart disease?

None known: Gerd is due to a faulty valve between the stomach and the esophagus. "heart disease" typically refers to plaque formation in the coronary arteries. ...Read more

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What are some of the bad causes of severe GERD (acid reflux) in teens?!

What are some of the bad causes of severe GERD (acid reflux) in teens?!

TYPES OF FOOD YOU AR: Maybe due to excessive amounts acidic or spicey foods. ...Read more

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What are the most severe symptoms of acid reflux or gerd?

What are the most severe symptoms of acid reflux or gerd?

Problems : The most severe symptoms of GERD would be pneumonia from reflux going in to the lungs, or massive bleeding from severe esophageal ulceration. Over the longer term, a stricture of the esophagus or the development of esophageal cancer are also quite bad. Fortunately, these are all uncommon. Unfortunately, they are not predictable for an individual. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Causes and prevention of acid reflux?

Causes and prevention of acid reflux?

Food: Most reflux issues are due to diet. Don't eat foods that you expect to cause heartburn. This may seem like common sense advice but needs to be said. If you continue to have symptoms however, you should be evaluated for a short course of medication and possible even a stomach scope (egd) to rule out ulcers and damage to the stomach and esophagus. ...Read more

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What are best medicines and trestment for GERD and preventing ulcer formation?

What are best medicines and trestment for GERD and preventing ulcer formation?

Omeprazole, but...: The hallmark symptoms are heartburn and acid regurgitation, and there can be metallic or sour taste in the mouth, bad breath, and even cough, laryngitis and asthma symptoms. Omeprazole (aka Prilosec) OTC taken once a day for 14 days should treat routine symptoms. Any recurrence or persistence of symptoms needs to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Management of bronchopneumonia ?

Management of bronchopneumonia
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Antibiotics: You need a doctor to evaluate the situation clinically. Depending on your age and your response to the infection you may not need to be hospitalized, but leave your mind open. It is easier to treat bronchopneumonia correctly as early as possible than it is to get you better after you have taken a turn for the worse. ...Read more

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What's the optimal non medicine treatment for severe depression?

Depression treatment: Alternative treatments for depression include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements ( 5 htp, same and st john's wort). I can't really say there is one particular treatment that is the best. Often for severe depression a combination treatment of medication and therapy is beneficial. If you are having suicidal thoughts it is recommended that you seek medical help immediately. ...Read more

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What are recently approved drugs for the management of peptic ulcer disease?

What are recently approved drugs for the management of peptic ulcer disease?

Define recent: Pylera is a combo pill used to treat helicobacter pylori which causes ulcers. Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is a proton-pump inhibitor in the same class as Prilosec and Nexium which helps to heal ulcers. ...Read more

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What are the possible pharmacological basis of a patient's complain of non response to Sildenafil recommended for management of sexual dysfunction.

What are the possible pharmacological basis of a patient's complain of non response to Sildenafil recommended for management of sexual dysfunction.

Other illness: When a medication for erectile dysfunction doesn't work, assuming the person took the medication as directed, it may be because there are other medical illnesses. Diabetes, high blood pressure, alcohol dependence, or other medications interfering with the sildenafil. Discuss all of this with your treating physician to determine the cause, and you should be able to get this cleared up. ...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