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GERD Treatments Eagle River AK

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Saket Ambasht, MD
8756 Inyo Cir
Eagle River, AK
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Ronald John Boisen, MD
(907) 569-1333
3340 Providence Drive Suite 352
Eagle River, AK
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Hepatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Providence Alaska Med Ctr, Anchorage, Ak
Group Practice: Alaska Digestive & Liver Dise

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Dr.Brian Sweeney
(907) 562-2928
4048 Laurel St # 301
Anchorage, AK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.8, out of 5 based on 12, reviews.

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Brian F Sweeney
(907) 729-1500
4315 Diplomacy Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Charles Allan Pratt
(907) 276-5517
3340 Providence Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Pediatric Gastroenterology

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Tay Seun Kim, MD
(213) 738-1000
17712 Toakoana Way
Eagle River, AK
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yonsei Univ, Coll Of Med, Sudai-Moon-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1956

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Dr.Michael Valantas
(907) 276-2811
2841 Debarr Rd # 50
Anchorage, AK
Gender
M
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Hospital: Alaska Regional
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.1, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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William H Mc Cray, MD
(907) 276-2811
2841 Debarr Rd Ste 50
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Alaska Reg Hosp, Anchorage, Ak
Group Practice: Internal Medicine Assoc Inc

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Dr.Richard Farleigh
(907) 561-4293
4120 Laurel St # 202
Anchorage, AK
Gender
M
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Geronimo Sahagun, MD
(907) 276-2811
2841 Debarr Rd Ste 50
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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