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Treating GERD

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Keith Espiritu is treating GERD, an acronym for gastro-esophageal reflux disease.

Symptoms of GERD include frequent heartburn, altering sleep, not relieved by OTC meds, difficulty swallowing, pain with swallowing and unexplained weight loss.

Preventative measures include tums, zantac and not laying down soon after large meals.

It also helps to moderate portions of meals; limit fatty foods, caffeine, chocolate and alcohol; stop smoking and weight loss.

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