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What is gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD)?

A condition where stomach acid flows back up the esophagus (food pipe). It can be caused or worsened by obesity, alcohol, and caffeine. Eating habits also play a role - eating large meals quickly or lying down after meals are known triggers.

Symptoms of gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD)

  • Previously treated for H. pylori

  • Feeling uncomfortably bloated after meals

  • Upset tummy / upper abdominal discomfort

  • Acid reflux symptoms

  • Burning sensation in the chest, rising up from the stomach

  • Nausea or vomiting after eating

  • Upper central abdominal pain

  • Change in living environment in the past one month

Questions your doctor may ask to check for gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD)

  • Have you been treated for H. pylori infection?

  • Have you experienced any changes in your life or environment recently?

  • Do you feel a lump or pressure in your throat?

Treatment for gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Treatment starts with lifestyle changes like eating smaller meals and taking a walk after heavy meals. Medications to reduce stomach acid or speed up digestion may be helpful. In severe cases, patients can undergo procedures or surgery.

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Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS

Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS (Primary Care Physician)

Dr. Nass received dual medical degrees from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Charles R. Drew University in Medicine and Science. He completed Family Medicine residency at Ventura County Medical Center with subsequent fellowships at Ventura, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, George Washington University, and University of California-Irvine. He holds faculty appointments at Keck School of Medicine of USC, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Western University of Health Sciences.

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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