What is gerd?

Spit + pain. Gerd = gastroesophageal reflux disease. It's when food repeatedly comes up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing discomfort. If little babies spit up but don't have pain or fussiness, that's just spit-up, not gerd.
Heartburn. Gerd is the medical term for heartburn. It stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is your stomach acid refluxing or rising up into your esophagus ( food pipe) which presents as a burning sensation. If left untreated for a long period it can lead to severe irritation and inflammation of the lining of the esophagus.
GERD. Gastro esophageal reflux disease. Most babies spit up somewhat, but when they are in pain with it due to acid coming back up on them, then you can have gerd, which might need medicine to help the symptoms.

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What is GERD?

Stomach reflux. Gastroesophageal reflux disease is when the stomach contents comes back up into the esophagus too often, and/or in too large of an amount, with or without feeling symptoms such as heartburn. A person with GERD should avoid vinegar and other acidic foods or liquids like juice or soda. The person is treated with lifestyle improvements, plus acid blockers and antacids to decrease acidity. Read more...
Heartburn. Gerd is the medical term for heartburn. It stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is your stomach acid refluxing or rising up into your esophagus ( food pipe) which presents as a burning sensation. If left untreated for a long period it can lead to severe irritation and inflammation of the lining of the esophagus. Read more...

What causes gerd?

GERD. Gastroesophageal reflux disease is caused by incompetence of the lower esophageal sphincter, allowing stomach acid to reflux into the lower esophagus. Read more...
See below. There are many possible causes of gastro-esophageal reflux disease, including obesity, alcohol, tobacco and some medications. See this site for more information. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001311/. Read more...

What causes gerd?

GERD. Some reflux is normal, but when it causes damage to the esophagus, lungs, or vocal cords, or significantly impacts daily life, it is a disease. Many factors contribute to cause including diet, obesity, hiatal hernia, and too many random openings only the valve entering the stomach called transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxations (tlesr's). Diagnosis & treatment are patient specific. Read more...

What makes GERD symptoms worse?

See below. Eating within 3 hours of bedtime, overating, meals high in fat, tomatoes, spicy foods, nicotine, chocolate, peppermint, and alcohol can all make gerd worse. Read more...
See below! There are some foods that cause relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter and thereby make reflux worse. These include caffeine, alcohol, peppermint, smoking, chocolate. Other foods can cause direct irritation to the esophagus that may already be inflamed by gerd. These include the spicy, acidic foods such as salsa, citrus, etc. Read more...

What causes GERD how can you prevent it and what are some remedys for it?

Acid in the esophagu. GERD is short for gastroesphogeal reflux disease. It's due for the most part to acid from your stomach splashing up into the esophagus. There are several OTC as well as prescription products to treat it. There are several non medicinal treatments like not eating for a few hours prior to going to bed, not wearing tight restrictive clothes, avoid chocolate and others. Try Prilosec OTC . Read more...
Doctor Consult. Lower pressure on the 'LES' 'sphincter that keeps stuff on stomach', acid goes up. Loose belt, elevated headrest on bed, no peppermints, or chocolates. Acid reducers like Omeprazole or zantac, (ranitidine) usually prescribed. No large meals, don't eat 3 hours before going to bed. See your doctor :) Read more...

What differentiates GERD from functioal dyspepsia?

EGD. The gold standard diagnostic tool is a egd(upper endoscopy). The egd will determine if you have gerds or just dyspepsia. Dyspepsia would show gasrtis. Gerd would show eosphagitis. Read more...

Can GERD cause chest discomfort? What are GERD symptoms? How to relieve it?

Yes. As gerd is gastro esophageal reflux, or excessive acids that are being produced in your stomach and refluxing, or coming up into your esophagus causing pain discomfort and burning. Lots more could be said but the short answer is see your gastroenterologist and get a proper diagnosis, find out the causes and then they can probably take care of it. Good luck. Read more...

Is there a connection between gastritis and lupus or what about GERD and lupus?

Not per se. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect multiple organs or body system/areas. Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach. Gerd is gastroesophageal reflux disease. Someone with lupus could have gastritis and/or gerd but lupus would not likely be the cause. Autoimmune gastritis does occur but rare. Medications to treat lupus could predispose to gastritis or aggravate gerd. Read more...

Severe Gerd even on 40mg Protoninx Daily. What's next? GERD all day every day worse with food. Oatmeal even made it bad, I have lupus & dysautonomia

Try PPI 2x/day. (1) the Protonix (pantoprazole) needs be taken 30-60 mins before your first meal. (2) you may need a second dose before dinner. (3)No food/drink 3 hrs before bedtime (4)Normalized weight. Consult a GI doctor since there are new device or procedure which may greatly improve your GERD. Read more...