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Elderly Father Takes Prevacid for last 20 years, seems to do more harm, how to stop

First, we can't give advice specific to an individual on Health SE. See rules. BUT what I CAN do is help guide your next discussion with his doctor. (Those are great diagrams and will help your ...
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Causes of GERD when not responding to weight loss or PPIs

I would first and foremost attempt to lose weight; nevertheless, Endoscopy is not really the the optimal test to diagnose hiatal hernia. You should do a double-contrast Esophagus-Stomach-Duodenal X-...
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Causes of GERD when not responding to weight loss or PPIs

Only your healthcare provider can help diagnose and treat YOUR situation, so keep working with them on this. But what I can do is help reflect your own statements back to you. Regarding the ...
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Can esophageal obstruction cause choking?

Severe esophageal obstruction could cause choking via: Regurgitation leading to bronchoaspiration Compression of the adjacent trachea Resuscitation in such a scenario would warrant emergent ...
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What is the clinical description of conduction of esophageal manometry and impedance study with particular reference to supragastric belching?

Measuring esophageal manometry is a procedure measuring the strength (therefore motility and function) of the muscles relating to your swallow ability (in the esophagus). A flexible catheter is placed ...
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Barrett's esophagus (BO) and proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs)

Are PPIs effective in prevention of esophageal carcinoma in individuals with Barrett's esophagus? The evidence is conflicting; I listed it from yes to no. Acid-suppressive medications and risk of ...
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