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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i heolp you
Doctor :   sorry
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   well i been to my family doctor several times regarding some gerd issues
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   i was diagnose with acid reflux 3 years ago am 33 year old male weight 214 height 6
User :   Realtor and bussiness owner
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anytime u had Upper GI endoscopy done?
User :   yes
Doctor :   do u have the report with u now
Doctor :   could u type in the report
User :   not at this time
Doctor :   ok
User :   doctor prescribe acipex nexium with no relief
Doctor :   ok
User :   so i ask the doctor to check further and see why this medication is not responding
Doctor :   did u take anti ulcer treatment for 2 weeks?
User :   yes i been taking acid blockers since
User :   sorry 2004
Doctor :   ok
User :   with no relief
Doctor :   when was this endoscopy done
User :   so doctor order egd
Doctor :   how long was it i mean
User :   3mo ago they found small hital hernia
Doctor :   ok
User :   esopahgatis
Doctor :   hiatus hernia isit
Doctor :   ok
User :   normal stomach
Doctor :   did they found any ulcer on the scopy
User :   no ulcer
User :   thats when i asked the doctor to futher evaluate
User :   and she order blood work
Doctor :   yes it needs to be evaluated
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   A test to detect the H. pylori bacterium is also recommended
User :   per doctor a secreate too much acid
Doctor :   A repeat endoscopy is usually advised a few weeks after treatment has finished.
User :   they prescribe sucrafate and protonix
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please go consult a gastroenterologist and get these tests done
Doctor :   i mean a repeat endoscopy to why the GERD is persisting
Doctor :   u need to modify ur diet
Doctor :   as well
Doctor :   have less of spicy food
Doctor :   less of alcohol
User :   ok they recently did a ct scan
Doctor :   ok
User :   with pancreatic protocol
Doctor :   avoid taking anti inflammatory drugs as well like pain killers
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   could u mail us all the report to us
User :   and all they said is that i have small hital hernia
Doctor :   we will be in able to comment
Doctor :   ok
User :   my questions is why my body make too much acid
Doctor :   stomach normally produces acid to help with the digestion of food and to kill bacteria
Doctor :   This acid is corrosive so some cells on the inside lining of the stomach and duodenum produce a natural mucus barrier which protects the lining of the stomach and duodenum
Doctor :   there is normally a balance between the amount of acid that you make and the mucus defense barrier
User :   and i allways feel something close to my ear and troat like an obtruction
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   get a repeat endoscopy done to see if u have developed ulcers
User :   ok
Doctor :   Infection with Helicobacter pylori and anti-inflammatory drugs - including aspirin
User :   ok
Doctor :   will such problems
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
User :   thank you
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   bye for noe
Doctor :   good nite
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
Doctor :   Hi

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