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What GERD is and it's treatment?

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Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology

In brief: Severe acid reflux

GERD stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease and is a chronic digestive disease.
In this condition, stomach acid flows back up the esophagus and causes irritation. The main treatment for GERD is medication that blocks acid production and heals the esophagus - a proton pump inhibitor like omeprazole or a histamine blocker like ranitidine. Antacids like TUMS may help temporarily relieve symptoms.

In brief: Severe acid reflux

GERD stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease and is a chronic digestive disease.
In this condition, stomach acid flows back up the esophagus and causes irritation. The main treatment for GERD is medication that blocks acid production and heals the esophagus - a proton pump inhibitor like omeprazole or a histamine blocker like ranitidine. Antacids like TUMS may help temporarily relieve symptoms.
Dr. Charles Turck
Dr. Charles Turck
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Dr. Howard Brown
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Gerd definition

Gerd stands for gastro esophal reflux disease.
Many Factors include dietary indiscretion with decrease lower esophageal sphincter pressures allowing acid to reflux into the Esophagus. It is usually treated withmedications called PPI's that markedly reduce acid secretion from the cardiac area of the stomach. Treatment is long term and requires dietary control of red sauces, spices, caffeine and

In brief: Gerd definition

Gerd stands for gastro esophal reflux disease.
Many Factors include dietary indiscretion with decrease lower esophageal sphincter pressures allowing acid to reflux into the Esophagus. It is usually treated withmedications called PPI's that markedly reduce acid secretion from the cardiac area of the stomach. Treatment is long term and requires dietary control of red sauces, spices, caffeine and
Dr. Howard Brown
Dr. Howard Brown
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