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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...
Cause vs effect. Gerd is what happens if acid reflux continues long enough to create symptoms. The intensity of GERD symptoms is correlated with the amount of damage. Everyone has the potential to backwash some of their stomach acid (reflux). This is aggravated if you lay down after a meal or consume caffeine, nicotine ir acidic foods. Treatment can be as simple as stopping aggravating factors and or adding meds. Read more...

What's the difference between acid reflux and gerd. What are the different treatments?

Degrees. Gastro esophageal reflux disease = gerd. Some gastroesophageal reflux (ger) is normal. It becomes a disease(gerd) when it causes organ damage (inflammation of the esophagus, stricture, dysfunction, aspiration, barrett's esophagus, etc…), has adverse impact on you, or requires chronic medication to control. Read more...

What are difference between acid reflux and GERD and what are the differences in treatment?

Multiple treat. Gastro esophageal reflux disease = gerd. This is generally synonymous with "acid reflux" or "heart burn". If you take "acid blockers", you decrease/eliminate stomach acid, however, that does not stop reflux into esophagus. It just decreases and/or eliminates the acidic content of material that refluxes into the esophagus. Hopefully, alleviating symptoms of reflux. Read more...

What is the difference between GERD and acid reflux?

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 more...

What is the difference between heartburn, acid reflux and the gastroesophageal reflux disease?

1. Acid reflux or gastroesophgeal reflux disorder is syndrom where because of lax sphincter between the esophgus and the stomach, people get regurgitation of acid conent in to the esophagus. Heartburn is the most common symptom of acid reflux but by no means the only symptom or manifestion. Acid reflux causes heartburn, esophagitis, strictures, barretts esophagus as well as cough etc. Read more...
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 more...
Heartburn is pain. Heartburn is the pain people get from the damage to the lining of the esophagus caused by stomach acid coming up past a failing valve at the top of the stomach. Gerd is the name of this disease. While acid medicines can reduce the pain they do not stop the stomach fluid from coming up. Gerd is often associated with hiatal hernias. Both of these can be fixed with minimally invasive procedures. Read more...

Is there a difference between GERD and acid reflux?

Essentially the same. Laryngopharyngeal reflux will fall under acid reflux but would technically not be gerd. Many patients suffer from both gerd & lprd. Read more...

What strength of melatonin to treat acid reflux GERD and when will I start to notice a difference?

Not the best. drug for treating that. Drugs for acid secretion or changing motility are better. 6 mg. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/717460_5. Read more...
Higher doses. On the order of 5-10 mg daily were used in several studies regarding melatonin and GERD. Remember, some of these studies involved other B vitamin supplementation too. Several studies have reported significant symptoms improvement by 7 days of supplementation. Read more...
Melatonin-GERD. Melatonin – Melatonin, a hormone that helps to control our body clock, has been shown in studies to help protect the lining of the stomach and to increase the pressure of the lower esophageal sphincter, which helps lock acid out of the esophagus. Try 3 mg of melatonin two hours before bedtime for up to four weeks. Read more...