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Meds That Help Gerd
Have GERD hiatal hernia had dialation xs 3 in 6month been on several meds only help awhile also have schatzki ring would i benefit the fundoloplicatio?
Maybe: Need a more complete picture of symptoms, size of hiatal hernia, and general medical condition. The ring has nothing to do with hernia or GERD. After anatomic & physiologic testing, you may be a candidate for an endoscopic procedure such as Stretta, or a surgical fundoplication. Gastric bypass is even an option in obese patients also considering weight loss surgery. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What meds can I take for GERD if i'm already taking Pepcid and reglan? What will help the mucus? I can't eat or swollow pills
PPIs: Proton pump inhibitors, such as Omeprazole (prilosec) or Lansoprazole (prevacid) or zegerid can be taken over-the-counter for gerd. Certain other things such as avoidance of fried and fatty foods, assuming supine position after meals, avoiding tight clothes, elevating the head of your bed may further help your gerd. ...Read more
Barking cough untreated by asthma, allergy, and GERD meds. Only prednisone clears it up. It effects my life greatly and no one can fix this. Help!
Poss spasmodic croup: Depending on how frequently these episodes occur, and in association with what triggers, you could have spasmodic croup. Spasmodic croup is alleviated by prednisone. If the cough is more persistent, and refractory, you should have a workup to determine the etiology. Smoking is probably not helping, so i would try quitting that first and foremost. ...Read more
I have ehlers danlos, pots, gerd, anxiety and pstd. I am in pain everyday and refuse to take pain meds. Would med marijuana or acupuncture help?
Pain in the chest, back, arms, and shoulders. I burp constantly. Doc thought it was GERD, but meds don't help. Family history of gallstones.
5'6/150lbs/dizzy since 6wk miscarriage 5/6/15/ 8cm ovarian cyst rupture 9/1 Belly pain/nausea since 10/9 Gerd meds help mildly. Could this be cardiac?
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
I haven't taken the '-ozoles'@ years of gerd. Will sleeping elevated in my left side be enough or do I have to take the meds? Ali
The answer to your: Question requires the knowledge o how beat up your esophagus an stomach look. ...Read more
At what point does a hiatal hernia need repair? Is it worth getting done because I've met my insur deductible? Also have GERD controlled by meds.
Repair likely needed: Presence of hiatal hernia along with GERD symptoms is a good enough reason to get it repaired however decision to perform a surgical intervention depends on many factors including overall health, endoscopy findings and results of other investigations. A timely evaluation by a surgeon with experience in laparoscopic repair is a good idea. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was diagnosed with GERD. With meds it has just started helping. After 2 days I have horrible chest pain. Is it normal for it to go and come back?
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