Acid Reflux Disease (GERD) (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
Although many people can relieve their reflux disease symptoms by changes in their habits, diet, and lifestyle, others need to consult their health care professional.
If you have any of the following, go immediately to the emergency department:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/13/2013
P John Simic, MD
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
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