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Medical Condition Gerd
What are the risks of having to be on long term GERD medicines due to chronic condition? Can anything be done to minimize risks?
Well tolerated meds: In general, proton pump inhibitors are well tolerated. Occasionally, they may result in headache or altered stool pattern. Rarely, they may contribute to hypomagnesemia (low magnesium blood levels) & increase risk of clostridium difficile infection. Significantly, particularly in postmenopausal women, they can increase risk of hip fractures. Checking a bone density scan can help define this risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i'm a 46 year old female who has multiple medical problems gerd, refractory asthma, elevate ast, enlarged liv?
Primary care doctor: You need a relationship with a competent, patient, understanding primary care physician who is willing to work with you and explain things to you. Insist on full explanations, including why the ALT is up (the really bad things are ruled out, right?) The key to recovering your health may be as much about increasing your level of aerobic fitness as in finding the right medications. ...Read more
What are the Medical/Scientific ways of treating structural aberrancy of lower esophageal sphincter which causes GERD?
I have GERD grade c and hiatus hernia. Used to consume alcohol but have stopped for now. Can this condition reverse itself. I run 3 km daily.
Only with effort: Gerd worsens with factors that push stomach acid back up, such as being overweight, eating large meals and laying flat...Or factors that relax your lower esophagus allowing reflux, like fatty foods, alcohol, caffeine, so running to get in shape and laying off alcohol helps a lot. But the condition is being helped by your hard work, not truly "reversed by itself". ...Read more
Harvard medical school pamphlet lists hbp medication such as CCB as one of the causes for GERD and acid reflux. Any experience with your patients.?
Yes: Especially in high doses.Get a more detailed answer ›
What are the symptoms of GERD? Can I ask my doctor on Friday to test me to see if I have it ? Will Tums help? I have no medical conditions.
Nausea waves that feel similar to motion or morning sickness buti am still and not prg. No medical cause found. Have anxiety and gerd. Hormones?
I have thick mucus in my throat every day. Have addressed allergies, gerd, environment, take acid pills, use medical wedge, eat right and early.?
Can we get sunken eyes and dark circles due to gerd? I'm 33 years old male with this condition, doctor says its becz of weak eyesight, kindly advice!
Doubtful.: They say "anything can cause anything" but i haven't heard of gerd (acid reflux disease) causing dark circles, sunken eyes or weak eyesight before. You aren't getting dehydrated or suffering from another condition like allergies, are you? Something doesn't add up. Please contact your doctor to discuss your symptoms. ...Read more
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