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GERD Treatments Bangor ME

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Philip Gabel Hunter, MD
(207) 947-6116
PO Box 2249
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1965

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Dr.Angel Fernandez
(207) 947-6116
358 Broadway #100
Bangor, ME
Gender
M
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Scott Stern
(207) 947-6116
700 Mount Hope Ave
Bangor, ME
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Hospital: Emmc, St JosephS
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Larry Irwin Good, MD
(631) 739-8607
489 State St
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1973

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Stephanie Schmitt, MS
(207) 947-6707
98 Oak Grove Dr
Brewer, ME
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Daniel Emmett Cassidy, MD
(207) 947-6116
700 Mount Hope Ave Ste 210
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1976

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Scott Brian Stern, DO
(207) 947-6116
85 Royal Rd
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1996

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John Joseph Mc Devitt IV, MD
(207) 947-6116
210 Evergreen Woods
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1969

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Dr.Mark R. Lena
(207) 947-6116
700 Mount Hope Ave
Bangor, ME
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.5, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Stephen D Coleman
(207) 621-1150
6 E Chestnut St
Augusta, ME
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Heartburn

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Heartburn

Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER)

and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD )

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Definition

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a more serious form of gastroesophageal reflux (GER), which is common. GER occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter opens spontaneously, for varying periods of time, or does not close properly and stomach contents rise up into the esophagus. GER is also called acid reflux or acid regurgitation, because digestive juices—called acids—rise up with the food. The esophagus is the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. The LES is a ring of muscle at the bottom of the esophagus that acts like a valve between the esophagus and stomach.

When acid reflux occurs, food or fluid can be tasted in the back of the mouth. When refluxed stomach acid touches the lining of the esophagus it may cause a burning sensation in the chest or throat called heartburn or acid indigestion. Occasional GER is common and does not necessarily mean one has GERD. Persistent reflux that occurs more than twice a week is considered GERD, and it can eventually lead to more serious health problems. People of all ages can have GERD.

What are the symptoms of GERD?

The main symptom of GERD in adults is frequent heartburn, also called acid indigestion—burning-type pain in the lower part of the mid-chest, behind the breast bone, and in the mid-abdomen. Most children under 12 years with GERD, and some adults, have GERD without heartburn. Instead, they may experience a dry cough, asthma symptoms, or trouble swallowing.

What causes GERD?

The reason some people develop GERD is still unclear. However, research shows that in people with GERD, the LES relaxes while the rest of the esophagus is working. Anatomical abnormalities such as a hiatal hernia may also contribute to GERD. A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach and the LES move above the diaphragm, the muscle wall that separates the stomach from the chest. Normally, the diaphragm helps the LES keep acid from rising up into the esophagus. When a hiatal hernia is present, acid reflux can occur more easily. A hiatal hernia can occur in people of any age and is most often a normal finding in otherwise healthy people over age 50. Most of the time, a hiatal hernia produces no symptoms.

Other factors that may contribute to GERD include

obesity

pregnancy

smoking

Common foods that can worsen reflux symptoms include

citrus fruits

chocolate

drinks with caffeine o...

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