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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 recommendations that your doctor gave you: (1) You say you're not responding to weight loss - but that you are still 40 lbs overweight. You have reduced your ...


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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-Ray. As for what Gene said re: PPIs, it makes no sense. Their mechanism of action is to inhibit the chemical mechanism that allows the gastric parietal cells to ...


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