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GERD Treatments Reno NV

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Atigadda Narasimha Reddy, MD
(775) 329-4600
880 Ryland St
Reno, NV
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kakatiya Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Warrangal, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1969

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Frances Selsnick, MD
(775) 786-7200
1000 Locust St Ste 111
Reno, NV
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Reg Qualif Granted By Scottish Conjoint Bd, Scotld (919-09 Eff 1/1971)
Graduation Year: 1943
Hospital
Hospital: Ioannis A Lougaris Va Med Ctr, Reno, Nv
Group Practice: US Veterans Medical Ctr

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Steven Douglas Taylor, MD
(775) 884-4567
880 Ryland St
Reno, NV
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Carson Tahoe Hosp, Carson City, Nv
Group Practice: Gastroenterology Consultants

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David Albert Gremse, MD
(702) 671-6402
2040 W Charleston Blvd #402
Reno, NV
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1983

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Clark Ashley Harrison, MD
(702) 329-4600
880 Ryland St
Reno, NV
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Washoe Med Ctr, Reno, Nv
Group Practice: Gastroenterology Consultants

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John F Gray, MD
(775) 329-4600
880 Ryland St
Reno, NV
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Reg Medctr, Reno, Nv; Ioannis A Lougaris Va Med Ctr, Reno, Nv; Washoe Med Ctr, Reno, Nv
Group Practice: Gastroenterology Consultants

Data Provided By:
Daniel Nason
(775) 329-4600
880 Ryland St
Reno, NV
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Eric Martin Osgard
(775) 329-4600
880 Ryland St
Reno, NV
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Craig Martin Sande, MD
(702) 329-4600
880 Ryland St
Reno, NV
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Washoe Med Ctr, Reno, Nv
Group Practice: Gastroenterology Consultants

Data Provided By:
Juan Gregory
(775) 329-4600
880 Ryland St
Reno, NV
Specialty
Pediatric 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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