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Can the damage of the esophagus caused by stomach acid from GERD be healed?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, many medications can heal acid reflux.
The strongest medications fall under the class of proton pump inhibitors. They block stomach acid production and can heal erosive esophagitis almost 90 percent of the time at 8 weeks.

In brief: Yes

Yes, many medications can heal acid reflux.
The strongest medications fall under the class of proton pump inhibitors. They block stomach acid production and can heal erosive esophagitis almost 90 percent of the time at 8 weeks.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Suppression of stomach acid production with medications, over time, can allow the damage within the esophagus to heal.
However, given that the issue that usually causes gerd, a hiatal hernia, is a permanent structural anomaly, damage does tend to recur once medications are stopped.

In brief: Yes

Suppression of stomach acid production with medications, over time, can allow the damage within the esophagus to heal.
However, given that the issue that usually causes gerd, a hiatal hernia, is a permanent structural anomaly, damage does tend to recur once medications are stopped.
Dr. Dean Giannone
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