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Barrett's esophagus (BO) and proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs)

I have come across an interview with a European gastroenterologist (apparently from 2006) where he argues that in cases where a reflux disease does not cause typical symptoms even the presence of a ...
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Elderly Father Takes Prevacid for last 20 years, seems to do more harm, how to stop [closed]

Note: Requesting guidance on how to approach, not medical advice. My Dad is in his early 70s and has taken Prevacid once a day for nearly 20 years. After eating food would come up after an hour. ...
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Is it possible to strengthen/tighten the LES (lower esophageal sphincter)?

To my knowledge, in relation to GERD, certain things you aren't supposed to have include coffee, tea, spicy foods, citrus foods, and chocolate because they relax the (LES) "lower esophageal sphincter."...
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What Happened To All The Hiatal Hernia Centers?

I have been doing much research for years on the esophageal hiatal hernia. I found exactly one paper on-line (from the U.S. military, I believe, I cannot relocate it) that mentioned in passing that ...
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Causes of GERD when not responding to weight loss or PPIs

I have had symptoms of silent reflux for 5 months now and finally did a 24-hour esophageal pH monitor that confirmed I have reflux. I'm in my 30s, I am 40 lbs overweight (which I know is bad, but I'm ...