wat is gerd its symptoms and causea and its treatment? can i use ganaton total for this problem?

Question (Posted on :  04 Aug 2009 )

wat is gerd its symptoms and causea and its treatment? can i use ganaton total for this problem?

Doctor's Response (Posted on : 08 Aug 2009 )

GERD refers to gastro oesophageal reflux disease. Occurs due to reflux of gastric contents into the oesophagus. The acidic contents can lead to mucosal damage. Most common presenting symptoms include heart burn, regurgitation, dysphagia, odynophagia, chest pain, frequent throat infections. Hiatal hernie, obesity, improper food intake, hypercalcemia, systemic sclerosis / connective tissue disorders, use of steriods etc are the causative factors. Treatment includes dietary modification and use of antacids and drugs that reduce the production of gastric acid. Surgical correction is rarely needed. ganaton total / Pantoprazole os a good choice , but it must be added along with other antacids.

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