Acid Reflux Disease (GERD) (cont.)
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Vincent W Yang, MD, PhD
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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?