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Have esophageal dysmotility. Ph test showed normal ph. What treatment should be done?

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I have esophageal dismotility. It causes reflux, but I do not have acid indigestion. ph test showed normal ph. The reflux has caused erosions and irritation of the pharynx resulting in a chronic (5 years) cough. What is treatment (PPIs don't help). XXXXXX
Posted Mon, 15 Oct 2012 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ishfaq Habib 2 hours later
Thanks for the query

There are several problems associated with the GERD. The PPIs alone do not helps in relieving the symptoms. A gastric pro kinetic like domeperidone is also added to enhance gastric motility. Prolonged reflux causes a condition known as barret's esophagus therefore it is recommended to have endoscopic before using extensive medication to go for proper management.

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