Monday, September 30, 2013

Do I Have Acid Reflux GERD Or Heartburn Find Out

Do I have acid reflux?

This is an actual picture provided by Steven Fruitsmaak. In it shows a real person who has GERD. As you can see the acid moving all throughout the throat which also looks swollen from the acid reflux. Keep reading this post to learn more about GERD and how to provide yourself with treatment options. Heartburn could be so much more, so if you feel as though you have heartburn a lot maybe you have GERD and we are going to explain the difference between heartburn and GERD.



What Is GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)


In the video above you will learn what is GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) and what problems it causes. GERD gets regularly wrote of as Heartburn by many people who actually may have GERD. It is important to learn, if you just have heartburn or something else such as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.



Do I Have Heartburn Or GERD


Is it heartburn or GERD learn the symptoms of heartburn and the symptoms of GERD. You will learn that GERD is more sever and is more constant then heartburn and it will cause you to vomit or feel nauseated. If you think you have heartburn every day you should really get checked out to make sure you do not have Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, which can be very hard to treat, if you just keep writing it off as heartburn. These symptoms could also be signs of a heart attack as explained in the video.



How to treat GERD - Treament Options For GERD


If GERD is left untreated it can cause esophageal stricture and esophageal cancer.

GERD is treated by taking prescription strength Proton Pump Inhibitors Nexium and Protonix. These can help reduce your stomach acid by 95%, but are costly. You can also buy over the counter H 2 Blockers medication that isn't as strong as the above, but at least they will help. They are pepcid, zantac and axid. Another way to treat GERD is by surgery called fundoplication this is where they try to tighten up your esophagus sphincter that became weak and caused all this problem to start with. One more way doctors treat GERD is by conducting the stretta procedure, which is giving you radio frequency medication in low doses that will tighten the esophagus sphincter. The last treatment option for GERD mentioned in the video is the BARD endoscopic suturing system this is where they will stitch up your LES, which isn't tighten to much so that food can still pass though.

To be completely honest with you I have acid reflux or it could be GERD and that is why I was looking this up before I decided to write about it and give you the information. I have taken all of the over the counter medication before and they do work, but truth be told that Skinny Fiber works much better for me than any of the above mentioned. Now I can not say anything about the prescription strength medication because I have never tried any of those before, but if you have taken them please share your experiences in a comment below, so that we all know what works and what doesn't.

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