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GERD REFLUX
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GERD REFLUX

I WORRY ABOUT TAKING PRILOSEC FOREVER.  IS THERE A WAY TO CONTROL THIS REFLUX WITHOUT TAKING MEDS?  HAS ANYONE BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THIS..
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Hi,
Lifestyle modifications may provide relief to some extent -
Lifestyle modifications -
1. Head elevation while sleeping
2. Small frequent meals
3. Going to bed 2- 3 hours after food
4. Avoiding bed time snacks
5. Avoiding smoking and alcohol
6. Avoiding tight fitting clothes
7. Avoiding cola, citrus drinks, carbonated drinks, tea, coffee, spicy food
8. Weight reduction
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The information provided is for patients’ education only and is not a medical advice. Always consult your personal physician for complete evaluation of your health problem.

- Ratnakar Kini M.D.
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that's no way to live! ah, i'm doomed.
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WHAT IS SO BAZAAR IS THAT I NEVER COUGH AT NIGHT. I WOULD THINK REFLUX WOULD BE WORSE THEN.   I STILL FEEL SOMETHING IS BEING MISSED IN THIS DIAGNOSIS.   BUT I CANNOT DENY THAT PRILOSEC IS HELPING.  I NEVER MENTIONED THAT I HAVE HAD THIS COUGH FOR 24 YEARS. MANY YEARS AGO I HAD VARIOUS TESTING. EVERYTHING ALWAYS CAME BACK FINE..
I SEEM TO GET BENEFITS FROM HAVING A GLASS OF WINE WHEN MY COUGH IS REALLY MORE PRONOUNCED.  I HAVE GIVEN UP POP, AND COFFEE IS DOWN TO A CUP OR 2 IN THE AM.   IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT I SHOULD HAVE CHECKED OUT?
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You can confirm the diagnosis of GERD with 24 hours pH Monitoring test.
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- Ratnakar Kini M.D.
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