100 Questions & Answers About Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): A Lahey Clinic Guide: A Lahey Clinic Guide

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Aug 14, 2008 - Medical - 185 pages
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More than 25 million Americans suffer from gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Whether you've recently been diagnosed with GERD, want to gain a better understanding of GERD, or know someone who suffers from this condition, this book offers help. The only text to provide both the patient's and physician's perspectives, this invaluable resource offers readers authoritative, practical answers to 100 of the most common questions asked by patients and families.
 

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Contents

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Definitions and Facts
1
Symptoms and Atypical Manifestations of GERD
25
Hiatal Hernias the Lower Esophageal Sphincter and Reflux
37
Lifestyle Medications Diet and GERD
41
Complications of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
69
Doctors Evaluation
97
Testing for GERD
103
H pylori GERD and Peptic Ulcer Disease
117
Medications for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
125
Endoscopic and Surgical Options for GERD
145
Conclusion and Summary Thoughts
165
Appendix
167
Glossary
169
Index
177
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