Acid Reflux Disease (GERD) (cont.)
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Acid Reflux (GERD) Prognosis
Reflux disease (GERD) is treatable, but relapses are common, especially if you do not change your lifestyle.
Complications of acid reflux can include any of the following. Most of these are rare, but GERD can be the first step toward any of them. The best treatment for any of these is prevention.
Acid Reflux (GERD) Pictures
Heartburn occurs when stomach acid backs up into the esophagus.
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GERD - Proton Pump Inhibitors
Heartburn symptoms caused by GERD are usually relieved by drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as Prilosec, Prevacid, Aciphex, Protonix, Nexium, Zegerid; however, sometimes they do not work well. Can you please describe your GERD symptoms that did not improve on PPIs? Did you find other treatments effective?
GERD - Symptoms and Signs
What were your GERD symptoms and signs?