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Acid Reflux Disease (GERD) (cont.)

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acid reflux, acid reflux disease, esophageal reflux, esophagus, food pipe, GERD, heartburn, chronic heartburn, hiatal hernia, reflux esophagitis, antacids, acid blockers, stomach acid, reflux, lower esophageal sphincter, LES, symptoms of GERD, symptoms of reflux, GI endoscopy, gastrointestinal endoscopy, barium swallow, esophageal manometry, 24-hour pH monitoring, treatment of reflux, treatment of GERD, diaphragm, bitter acid, vomiting, promotility drug, gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease FAQs

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/13/2013
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Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Acid Reflux (GERD):

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?





Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease »

Gastroesophageal reflux is a normal physiological phenomenon experienced intermittently by most people, particularly after a meal.

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