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What are recommended treatments for gerd?

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Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology

In brief: Diet and Medication

The typical treatment is a Reflux diet, which consists of low acid foods, avoiding all citrus, caffeinated foods, fried foods, carbonated drinks, etc.
Also eating smaller meals with increased frequency. I also typically recommend medication for 3-4 months, which would be a Proton Pump Inhibitor (ie- Nexium, (esomeprazole) Prevacid, Protonix)

In brief: Diet and Medication

The typical treatment is a Reflux diet, which consists of low acid foods, avoiding all citrus, caffeinated foods, fried foods, carbonated drinks, etc.
Also eating smaller meals with increased frequency. I also typically recommend medication for 3-4 months, which would be a Proton Pump Inhibitor (ie- Nexium, (esomeprazole) Prevacid, Protonix)
Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon
Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon
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Dr. David Earle
Surgery

In brief: Many options

Treatment from least to most invasive include lifestyle modifications (dietary changes, avoid eating too close to bedtime, elevating the head of bed, etc.
), anti-acid medications, endoscopic treatment (stretta is best in my opinion), and surgery (laparoscopic nissen fundoplication). Some reflux is normal, but becomes a disease needing treatment if significant symptoms or damage to the esophagus.

In brief: Many options

Treatment from least to most invasive include lifestyle modifications (dietary changes, avoid eating too close to bedtime, elevating the head of bed, etc.
), anti-acid medications, endoscopic treatment (stretta is best in my opinion), and surgery (laparoscopic nissen fundoplication). Some reflux is normal, but becomes a disease needing treatment if significant symptoms or damage to the esophagus.
Dr. David Earle
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine

In brief: Gerd

Avoid heavy meals at night.
Do not eat or drink for 3 hours before bedtime. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Avoid being overweight. Raise head of bed six inches. See a gastro-enterologist for professional help.

In brief: Gerd

Avoid heavy meals at night.
Do not eat or drink for 3 hours before bedtime. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Avoid being overweight. Raise head of bed six inches. See a gastro-enterologist for professional help.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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