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GERD Treatments Blue Springs MO

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John Anthony Woltjen
(816) 220-9080
100 Nw Mock Ave
Blue Springs, MO
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Farid M Namin
(816) 229-1191
206 Nw Mock Ave
Blue Springs, MO
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Frank J Totta, DO
(816) 836-2200
3601 NE Ralph Powell Rd
Lees Summit, MO
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1995

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Russell Wade McCullough
(816) 251-1200
3601 Ne Ralph Powell Rd
Lees Summit, MO
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Husam A Barakat
(816) 251-1200
3601 Ne Ralph Powell Rd
Lees Summit, MO
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine

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Gregory M Vardakis, DO
(816) 836-2200
206 NW Mock Ave
Blue Springs, MO
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1990

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Gregory Vardakis
(816) 229-1191
206 Nw Mock Ave
Blue Springs, MO
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Marc Kenneth Taormina, MD
(816) 836-2200
3601 NE Ralph Powell Rd
Lees Summit, MO
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Hosp Of Blue Springs, Blue Springs, Mo; Independence Regional Health C, Independence, Mo; Medical Center Of Independence, Independence, Mo; Lees Summit Hospital, Lees Summit, Mo; North Kansas City Hospital, N Kansas City, Mo
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Dr.Marc Taormina
(816) 251-1200
3601 Northeast Ralph Powell Road
Lees Summit, MO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1976
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Hospital: Centerpoint Medical Center and St. Lukes Northland
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.3, out of 5 based on 11, reviews.

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Thomas J Shireman, MD
(816) 459-9300
113 NE Parks View Ct
Lees Summit, MO
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Heartburn

Think you might have a heartburn problem?  What causes chronic  heartburn and what can you do to stop or lessen it?  Read below.  While you're here, why not Try our Diet Wizard to find out which weight loss programs can help you lose the weight?

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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