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GERD Treatments Butte MT

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Florian M Cortese
(406) 723-1300
300 W Mercury St
Butte, MT
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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John Raymond Jacobson, MD
(406) 782-9132
1101 S Montana St
Butte, MT
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1966

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Gerald Dean Spencer, MD
(406) 761-1800
1300 28th St S Ste 3
Great Falls, MT
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr.Bradley Zins
(406) 238-2500
2825 8th Avenue North
Billings, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.4, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Gerald D Spencer
(406) 455-5870
1300 28th St S
Great Falls, MT
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Florian Mose Cortese, MD
(406) 782-1261
300 W Mercury St
Butte, MT
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1973

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Thomas William Korb Jr, MD
(406) 238-6380
1115 Back Bay Dr
Billings, MT
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
German, Spanish, Russian, Polish
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Hosp & Health Ctr, Billings, Mt; Deaconess Billings Clinic, Billings, Mt
Group Practice: Billings Gastrointestinal

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Robert Frank Yacavone, MD
(406) 752-7441
75 Claremont St
Kalispell, MT
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1994

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Timothy Donald Johnson
(406) 586-3309
931 Highland Blvd
Bozeman, MT
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Dr.Mark Rumans
(406) 238-2500
2825 8th Avenue North
Billings, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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