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What Is The Difference Between Gerd And Gord
GERD: Stands for gastro esophageal reflux disease, gastric contents are almost always acidic, so gerd is basically the same as acid reflux. Treatment for this condition is reducing the amount of acid in the stomach, reducing the amount of the volume of reflux, reducing the amount of time there is reflux, or any two or all three. There are meds, mechanical means, and operations to accomplish them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A lot: Achalasia is a disease of the esophagus where the nerves coordinating function don't work, and the esophagus cannot properly propel food down to the stomach. Gerd is a problem with the valve between the esophagus and stomach whereby it permits stomach contents into the esophagus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same thing: These refer to the same problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
GERD/Pancreatitis: Between the 2 diseases, sometimes the symptoms can be similar. Gerd would have frequent acid reflux, heartburns, epigastric discomfort, chest pain, difficulty swallowing. Chronic pancreatitis: epigastric/luq pain, radiates toward the back, especially after fatty meal. Very easy to be evaluated to differentiate between the 2, such as trial of antireflux meds, egd, abdominal x ray (or ct), past hx. ...Read more
I want to know what is the difference between acid reflux and GERD and what's the difference in treatments?
Same Thing: Gerd is gastro-esophageal reflux disease - the medical name for acid refulux. Gerd is generally assigned when someone has frequent problems and seeks treatment. An occasional bought after a heavey or spicy meal may be treated with antacids or just letting it pass. Long-term problems call for meds that are taken regualarly - either over the counter or prescribed. Talk to your md if it is frequent. ...Read more
What is the difference between NERD & GERD? If my endoscopy shows normal but I have dysphagia corrected by Nexium (esomeprazole), (esomeprazole) is this NERD?.. Only Nexium (esomeprazole) works.
NERD: ... Is an endoscopic term meaning that no erosions were seen in the esophagus by endoscopy . It does not mean that you do not have gastroesophageal reflux disease. If Nexium (esomeprazole) helps, I would continue that medicine, as recommended by your gastroenterologist. You should also continue antireflux measures, in addition. Good luck. ...Read more
HH, GERD, achalasia: Simplistically, a sliding hiatal hernia is a common upward bulge of stomach (with acid) thru the diaphragmatic hiatus (hole in diaphragm thru which esophagus & stomach connect). Gerd is physical movement of stomach contents into the esophagus, often associated with esophageal inflammation that can progress to esophageal cancer. Achalasia is motility disorder of esophagus and its lower sphincter. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
All related: Heartburn is a common symptom of the physiologic event of acid reflux. Gerd is diagnosed when reflux symptoms occur frequently to require medical attention. Reflux symptoms include heartburn, regurgitation, frequent burping, night time cough, or even aspiration.... And many others. If you are having frequent problems and takes Tums (calcium carbonate) or acid reducer regularly, you need to see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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