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					    GERD
    By Sukhchain,
Syed, Zach and Brandon



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                   What is gerd?
   Gastroesophageal
    reflux disease
   Gastroesophageal
    reflux disease
    (GERD) is a condition
    in which food or liquid
    travels backwards
    from the stomach to
    the esophagus
   This action can irritate
    the esophagus.



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       What are the symptoms?
   Belching
   Cough or wheezing
   Difficulty swallowing
   Heartburn
   Hoarseness or change in voice
   Nausea and vomiting
   Regurgitation of food
   Sore throat
   Vomiting blood

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                  What cause Gerd?
 Gastro esophageal reflux is a common
  condition that often occurs without
  symptoms after meals
 It is often related to a problem with the
  lower esophageal sphincter
       If this sphincter doesn't close properly, food
        and liquid can move backward into the
        esophagus and may cause the symptoms.




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     What are the treatments?
 The five classes of drugs that are most
  commonly recommended for the treatment of
  GERD include:
 Antacids - use different combinations of three
  basic salts -- magnesium, calcium, and
  aluminum -- with hydroxide or bicarbonate ions
  to neutralize the acid in your stomach.
           Foaming agents - work by covering
  your stomach contents with foam to prevent
  reflux.
 -These drugs may help those who have no
  damage to the esophagus.
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 H2 blockers- These lower the level of acid
  produced by your stomach.
 Proton-pump inhibitors
       These drugs reduce the amount of acid that your
        stomach releases.
       PPIs are effective at both relieving heartburn
        symptoms and healing the damage that GERD does
        to the esophagus.
   Promotility medication.
        Help the lower esophageal sphincter close off more
        than it did before (acid). This can prevent stomach
        juices from moving back up into the esophagus.



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             Works Cited
 http://www.gerd.com/
 http://www.medicinenet.com/gastroesopha
  geal_reflux_disease_gerd/article.htm
 http://www.webmd.com/heartburn-
  gerd/default.htm




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