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Which Doctors Specialize In Gerd
Several: For medication treatment of symptoms, primary care physicians and gastroenterologist provide the frontline in care. Generally, specialists for gerd include minimally invasive surgeons, minimally invasive thoracic surgeons, and gastroenterologists. The option/s for potential curative intervention requires surgical specialists to treat and/or cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PCP referal: Gerd is a reasonable reason to see a gastroenterologist. All that you shoul need is a referal from your pcp. ...Read more
I've been told that I have GERD and the doctor just keeps telling me to take medicine, omparzil, sulfcrate)my question is can't they do some test ?
See a GI specialist: Gerd (movement of stomach contents into esophagus) can result from: 1) inappropriate relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, gastroparesis (sluggish stomach emptying, partial gastric outlet obstruction), ineffective esophageal peristalsis, inadequate salivary production. Limit consumption of: caffeine & fizzy drinks, dietary fats, tomato products, chocolate, tobacco, alcohol, bedtime snacks. ...Read more
Chronic gerd, and no Barrett's. Should I consider nissen? Gastro doc says it won't help. ? Why wouldn't it?
Because no change: in the situation that caused the hiatal hernia in the first place. It will work. BUT there is a high likelihood of the condition returning after a few years due to whatever anatomy/obesity etc caused it. but... if obesity is a consideration, I might recommend a book http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet, meds: If chronic, severe, recurrent, see doc. Generally we say to avoid fried, greasy, fatty foods, chocolate, coffee, tobacco, alcohol, citrus, acidic foods, peppermint, large meals, bending over after eating, tight garments, lying down for 2h after eating, eating for 2h before bed. Meds can include antacids, histamine blockers like zantac, (ranitidine) or proton pump inhibitors like prilosec. If symp continue c md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mum has a gerd. How long does she needs to take losec10mg? And what are the side effects of losec10mg? Thanks doc!
I have Gerd but prilosec doesn't seem to be doing enough. Also doc said possible costiochondritis possible. What's best way to tell the difference ?
Esophagram, pH probe: If you are having persistent reflux symptoms despite medications, you should undergo EGD (scope in stomach) to rule out ulcer, etc. An esophagram will help diagnose reflux and other functional esophageal problems. Finally, a pH probe study is needed to confirm the diagnosis of acid reflux. These studies will help differentiate your pain from other sources. ...Read more
I was on a GERD med course. The doc told me to exrcise and eat at 7pm.But i did neither. Now the course is over.I had gastric esophagitis.GERD solved?
GERD structural.: The problem is that GERD is caused by a structural aberrancy at the junction of the esophagus with the stomach, and medication will not fix this. Lifestyle measures like weight loss and avoiding eating late at night will reduce its effect on you, but the structural issue will remain. So, no, GERD not solved unfortunately. ...Read more
3 months ago the doctor diagnosed (GERD) and he prescribed medication and advised me to have diet and stop training hard
Can I continue my training?
I have gerd. And my doctor recently raised my dosage from 40mg to 80mg daily of omeprizol. Do I take it forever? I've been on omeprizol for 2 years no
Consider 2nd opinion: If you only have GERD, then a) 80 mg daily is too much and b) is not recommended to be taken for longer than a year. An EGD/ endoscopy would be important (and repeat one if it's been a few years). I'd suggest getting a 2nd opinion from a GI specialist. Also really focus on lifestyle changes- no smoking, reduce alcohol/ spicy and acidic foods, elevate the head of the bed. ...Read more
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