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GERD Treatments Honolulu HI

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Garson K Lee
(808) 538-9011
1301 Punchbowl St
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Rodney Mitsuo Kazama
(808) 526-0033
1380 Lusitana St
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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George Bennett Lisehora, MD
(808) 524-1856
1380 Lusitana St
Honolulu, HI
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1984

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Edward Luke Bourke, MD
(808) 521-8351
1380 Lusitana St Ste 510
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1972

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Stephen K Buto
(808) 524-7676
1329 Lusitana St
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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George Bennett Lisehora, MD
(808) 524-1856
1380 Lusitana St Ste 614
Honolulu, HI
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1984

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Cory T Miyamoto
(808) 538-9011
1301 Punchbowl St
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Gerald Alan Hiatt, MD
(808) 526-9575
1329 Lusitana St Ste 705
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1968

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Rodney Mitsuo Kazama, MD
(808) 526-0033
1380 Lusitana St
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1978

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Loreli K Oka
(808) 522-4233
888 S King St
Honolulu, HI
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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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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