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What is a ppi?

What is a ppi?

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 more

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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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What is a gastroscope?

What is a gastroscope?

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 more

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What is a esophagogastroduodenoscopy?

What is a esophagogastroduodenoscopy?

EGD: Is a diagnostic endoscopic procedure that visualizes the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract up to the duodenum. It is typically performed by a gastroenterologist or surgeon. ...Read more

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What is gerd?

What is gerd?

Spit + pain: Gerd = gastroesophageal reflux disease. It's when food repeatedly comes up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing discomfort. If little babies spit up but don't have pain or fussiness, that's just spit-up, not gerd. ...Read more

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What is GERD?

What is GERD?

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

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What is a acid reflux?

What is a acid reflux?

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

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What is a good diet for laryngopharyngeal reflux?

What is a good diet for laryngopharyngeal reflux?

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 more

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What is a cholecystectomy?

What is a cholecystectomy?

Cholecystectomy ...: Is the name of the operation to remove the gallbladder. It can be done as an open operation with a large upper abdominal incision. More commonly these days, it is performed as a minimally-invasive laparoscopic procedure. ...Read more

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What is a strictureplasty?

What is a strictureplasty?

Repairing of scar: It is a surgical procedure performed to repair the formation of excessive scar tissue in the intestinal region which was made due to presence of repeated injury and healing secondary to inflammatory bowel diseases like crohns disease. ...Read more

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What is a remedy for a stomach ulcer?

What is a remedy for a stomach ulcer?

If you have a: documented gastric ulcer - would recommend use of traditional approaches over remedies. Take care. ...Read more

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What is a gastroenterostomy?

What is a gastroenterostomy?

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

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What is a tracheotomy?

What is a tracheotomy?

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

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What is a hemigastrectomy?

What is a hemigastrectomy?

Hemi = half: Half (usually the distal half) is removed and the stomach is anastamosed to either the duodenum or the small bowel. Usually done for ulcer disease or cancer. ...Read more

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What is a stomach spasm?

What is a stomach spasm?

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 more

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What is a stomach sleeper?

What is a stomach sleeper?

Stomach toward floor: The image depicts a classic baby stomach sleeper with stomach facing toward the ground. ...Read more

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What is esophagitis?

What is esophagitis?

Inflammation: in the esophagus (swallowing pipe) - usually due to acid reflux but can be caused by other things. It makes your chest hurt especially with swallowing and acid reflux. Untreated esophagitis can lead to scarring and tight areas in your swallowing tube (strictures). ...Read more

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What is a A1c diagnosis?

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 more

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What is reflux?

What is reflux?

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 more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more