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GERD Treatments Sioux Falls SD

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Michael Patrick Mc Guire, MD
(605) 342-3280
PO Box 6020
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr.Tim Ridgway
(605) 328-8500
1500 W 22nd St #102
Sioux Falls, SD
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Hospital: Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Larry W Schafer
(605) 322-8630
1001 E. 21st St., Ste. 501
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Cristina A Hill
(605) 322-8630
1001 E 21st St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Christopher M Hurley, MD
(603) 328-8500
1500 W 22nd St Ste 101
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: Central Plains Clnc

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Dr.Jorge Gilbert
(605) 328-8500
1201 S Euclid Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Catol De Santiago De Guayaquil, Fac De Med, Guayaquil
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Steve Howard Gutnik, MD
(888) 956-4800
2800 E Stonehedge Ln
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1979

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John D Barker
(605) 322-8630
1001 E. 21st St., Ste. 501
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Robert R Raszkowski, MD
(605) 357-1304
1400 W 22nd St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Kennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd; Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: University Physicians Clinics

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Stephen E Nanton
(605) 322-3666
1001 E. 21st St., Ste. 010
Sioux Falls, SD
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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