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GERD defined: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) involves movement of stomach contents back into your esophagus. Gerd can be "silent" in a substantial # of patients, manifesting with ear/nose/throat & lung problems without heartburn. Heartburn is the common presentation of burning discomfort in your chest with exposure of the esophagus to stomach contents. See earlier healthtap answers for gerd prevention. ...Read more
I feel severe pressure in my head after having GERD sensetive food, i don't have any other symptom(e.G hurtburn etc.). Whats wrong with me?
Whats spasmodic cough sound like? Been having STRANGE cough for 7 months. Done every possible investigation.I may have GERD I know it causes spasmodic
Spasmodic cough: if GERD try ranitidine / prevecid &elevate head of bed . May also be post nasal drip/sinusitis for which zyrtec prior to bed and elevation of head when sleeping may help. May be allergic zyrtec should help or asthma-may need inhaler. Could be other conditions as well, so would check CXR-sarcoid TB, masses, clots. occasionally mycoplasma- tx w zithromax . f/u/ w/ pulmonary/ allergist., ...Read more
Whats the proper diet, for gerd? High fiber foods are casuing gas, which si bad, and i heard low fiber creates fat, which is bad too. I am confused.
Please see below: One thing you can do to reduce your risk for heartburn and acid reflux disease is to eat low-fat, high-protein meals. Also, eat smaller meals more frequently; stop eating before you get too full. It may also help if you avoid certain beverages and foods, like coffee and carbonated drinks as well. ...Read more
Maybe: Gerd is usually controlled with lifestyle changes and medication. There are some who are "cured" with certain surgical procedures which don't allow the stomach contents to reflux up into the esophagus. See your pcp or a gastroenterologist or a surgeon who specializes in this area. Surgery is usually reserved for those who cannot get control with medications or have other reasons. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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