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Are there available medicines that can treat gerd?

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Yes

As dr. Vinson has outlined, there are different types/classes of medications to alleviate the symptoms of gerd by decreasing/eliminating the acid component of the disease.
However, the medications do not prevent the refluxing of fluid/material from your stomach. There are lifestyle changes that can decrease the amount and frequency of refluxing, but in general without surgery, there is no "cure".

In brief: Yes

As dr. Vinson has outlined, there are different types/classes of medications to alleviate the symptoms of gerd by decreasing/eliminating the acid component of the disease.
However, the medications do not prevent the refluxing of fluid/material from your stomach. There are lifestyle changes that can decrease the amount and frequency of refluxing, but in general without surgery, there is no "cure".
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Yes

The 3 main classes are proton pump inhibitiors (prilosec, etc), h2 blockers (zantac, pepcid, (famotidine) etc) and anti-acids (tums, mylanta, etc).
They are listed in order of effectiveness.

In brief: Yes

The 3 main classes are proton pump inhibitiors (prilosec, etc), h2 blockers (zantac, pepcid, (famotidine) etc) and anti-acids (tums, mylanta, etc).
They are listed in order of effectiveness.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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