Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) FAQs Topic Guide
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) FAQs: Acid reflux (GERD) is caused by lifestyle factors (alcohol, obesity), medication, diet, medical conditions, and eating habits. Symptoms of acid reflux (GERD) include bad breath, hoarseness, chronic cough, bitter taste in the mouth, wheezing, and a feeling of tightness in the throat. Treatment of acid reflux include lifestyle modifications and medication.
GERD and Heartburn Medications GERD and heartburn medications include antacids, histamine-2 blockers, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), coating drugs, and promotility drugs. Side effects, drug interactions, and patient information should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.
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