How should I treat my gastroesophageal reflux?

Medication,foods. Gerd can be treat with medication ppi class such as prilocec alon with foods avoidance-chocolate, peppermint, fatty foods, spices ....You need to see doctor for proper evaluaion andtreatment.

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I am 46 year old, take Nexium (esomeprazole) almost 6 months treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux. Lately I have Erectile Dysfunction.?

ED. Erectile dysfunction is fairly common in the mid 40s, but when it comes on suddenly, it is a good idea to have a medical evaluation to determine if there is a specific medical cause. It is not likely to be due to the Nexium (esomeprazole). I would see your doctor as soon as you can for evaluation and possible treatment. Good luck. Read more...

Help please? What is gastroesophageal reflux?

See below. Ikt is a very common condition in which usually there is hyperacidity leading to stomach acid leaking into the food pipe causing heart burns and many a times leading to chest pain, difficulty swallowing etc. Read more...

Can I die from gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Unlikely. While there are potentially life threatening complications from gerd, these are very rare, and include aspirating stomach fluid in the lungs and the development on cancer. These complications would only occur if there is some sort of underlying neurological or respiratory disease, an longstanding gerd (>10 years). To put it in perspective, you stand a greater chance of dying in a car accident. Read more...
Unlikely. Long term effects of untreated or inadequately treated gerd can include narrowing, scarring, and increased risk for esophageal cancer. Esophageal cancer is a bad disease, kills people. Most people with gerd don't get that. Read more...
Yes. Chronic reflux is the main cause of esophageal adenocarcinoma. It is the fastest growing cancer in the U.S. Hiatal hernias tend to make reflux worse. The important thing is to have an endoscopy to get checked. Read more...

What is the best medicine for gastroesophageal reflux?

Diet & lifestyle. Meds only reduce the discomfort / injury associated with gerd. Dietary and behavior modification are what's needed to address gerd. Select better food, smaller portion and keeping your wt in check will serve you well long term. Occasional use of otc meds like Zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec is fine but you need to see a doc if your problems persist. Read more...

What are the tests for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Several. Upper endoscopy, upper GI and manometry. Bravo probe if not clear cut symptoms and findings on egd. Read more...
Sx & response to Rx. Most commonly diagnosed by clinical history with typical symptoms and relief with medication. Endoscopy and ph monitoring may aid in the diagnosis but are by no means necessary. Read more...
Testing. I believe that symptoms are a good blue to gerd but i think that egd, and posibly oh probe are the best way to characterize the degree of reflux and severity of damages. I would add to that an UGI and gastric emptying. The symptoms of gerd can be due to several conditions. If one just uses symptoms as the diagnostic tool, i would not treat medically for longer than 4 weeks. It can be serious. Read more...
Clinical history . Symptoms with a repose to treatment is way most people are diagnose with gerd. If there are questions about the diagnosis invasive testing such as endoscopy, hr-mano, ph can be considered. Read more...

Help! What is actually gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Acid in Esophagus. Gastric=stomach & upper 2/3 lined with cells which secrete hydrochloric acid (inhibits bacterial growth) under brain control. With healthy subconscious control of esophagus, bottom of esophagus only relaxes as solid/liquid is pushed down. If stomach contents repeatedly pushed back up, esp. When lots of acid present, then esophagus damaged over time; can eventually promote esophagus cancer. Read more...