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What Is A Gerd
Class of antacid..: The famous purple pill(prilosec) is an example of proton-pump-inhibitor often used to treat gastritis/ulcers, reflux etc...It reduces acid by inhibiting the chemical pumps in your stomache that makes the acid--hydrochloric acid, thus reducing the acidity in your stomach and associated pain. There are quite a few now--nexium, prevacid, protonix, aciphex, and dexilant (dexlansoprazole). Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A camera: It is a tiny fiber optic camera on the end of a long tube (like a thin garden hose). It is passed into the mouth, down the esophagus (food pipe) and in to the stomach. It is used by gastroenterologists to look for ailments on the lining of the intestinal tract. Often, they take biopsies through the scope, which are little scrapings on the intestinal lining so they can run additional tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrong way: It is a condition by which acid an food particles creep up into your esophagus . The minuscule between your esophagus and stomach is not working properly. Several causes. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Tricks to help GERD: Over 70 million americans have gerd, and most will benefit from acid blocker medications. Behavior and diet can help by minimizing dietary fats and grease, mints, alcohol, tobacco, spicy and large volume meals, caffeine, chocolate. Minimize salicylates (like aspirin), avoid laying down or bending over 2-3 hours after eating, cut out bedtime snacks, and keep your weight under control. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Re-routing: A gastroenterostomy is a fashioning of a connection between the stomach and the jejunum, (the second section of the small bowel). It can be done to bypass the distal stomach or duodenum (the first part of the small bowel), or if those sections are removed, it provides continuity of the gut, so you can eat and digest your food. ...Read more
Access: Tracheotomy is the procedure of accessing the trachea usually to establish a more direct airway in case of emergency upper airway blockage or the need for long term ventilation. This hole then can be site of tracheostomy tube for bentilation and suctioning of airway and even bronchoscopy at times. Can now be done open or percutaneously. ...Read more
Many possibilities.: Peptic ulcers, constipation, gallbladder disease, hepatitis, colitis, diverticulitis, incarcerated hernia, intussusception, bowel obstruction, bladder infection...these are just a partial list of possible causes of "stomach spasm". What this tells us is that it's best to seek a doctor's exam before trying to make a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elevated blood sugar: If your blood sugar remains elevated, you will see a rise in your hemoglobin a1c. This "smooths out" the up and down variations in your blood sugar level, and give an indication of the average over time of your blood sugar. So if it is elevated, that means you have diabetes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Backward fluid flow.: Reflux generally means that a body fluid is flowing backward, usually in the wrong direction. One example is stomach acid in gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), where acid moves back up into the esophagus to cause heartburn instead of exiting to the intestine. In the bladder, vesicoureteral reflux (vur) occurs when urine moves back up toward the kidneys rather than remaining in the bladder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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