Diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)/Heartburn Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and perform a physical exam. He or she will usually make an initial diagnosis of GERD based on your symptoms.

GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE (GERD)

WHAT IS IT?

Acid reflux is a major digestive problem of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract that troubles many people.

ake this "Richter Scale/Acid Test" to see if you're a GERD sufferer and if you are taking the right steps to treat it.
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MEDICATIONS FOR GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE (GERD)/HEARTBURN

The information provided here is meant to give you a general idea about each of the medications listed below.

SURGICAL PROCEDURES FOR GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE (GERD)/HEARTBURN

Surgery is only performed in severe cases of GERD.

You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor or health care provider about your personal risk factors and/or experience with GERD or heartburn.

Avoid Specific Eating and Drinking Habits

Habits to avoid include:

TIPS FOR MANAGING HEARTBURN

Avoid foods and beverages that affect lower esophageal sphincter (LES) pressure. When the LES doesn't do its job, the acidic stomach contents flow backward into the esophagus and cause irritat

TREATMENT OF SLIDING HIATUS HERNIA AND GERD

If you have a sliding hiatus hernia but have no symptoms because of it, there is no need to treat it.

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