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GERD Treatments Valdosta GA

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C Allen Woods, MD
(229) 244-4720
410 Connell Rd
Valdosta, GA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1983

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Scott David Farquhar, MD
(229) 244-1400
2412 N Oak St
Valdosta, GA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: South Georgia Med Ctr, Valdosta, Ga; Smith Northview Hosp, Valdosta, Ga
Group Practice: Valdosta Family Medicine Assoc

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Eric M Ward
(229) 244-4720
410 Connell Rd
Valdosta, GA
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Dr.Scott Farquhar
(229) 219-0247
2412 North Oak Street
Valdosta, GA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Hospital: South Georgia Med Ctr, Valdosta, Ga
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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William Neville Gee
(229) 259-4135
2501 N Patterson St
Valdosta, GA
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Dr.Eric M. Ward
(229) 244-4720
410 Connell Road
Valdosta, GA
Gender
M
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Edward John Fricker, MD
(912) 253-1018
1001 Williamsburg Dr
Valdosta, GA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 1987

Data Provided By:
Carl A Woods
(229) 244-4720
410 Connell Rd
Valdosta, GA
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Scott D Farquhar
(229) 219-0247
2418 N Oak St
Valdosta, GA
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Eric Michael Ward, MD
(229) 244-4747
410 Connell Rd
Valdosta, GA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1998

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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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