Tips for Seniors on the Safe Use of Acid Reflux Medications

As a person gets older, they may be faced with more health conditions that they will need to treat on a regular basis. This includes gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). If you are a senior citizen and on various medications, you no doubt know the importance of taking medication safely. Sometimes the difficulty arises when the number of medications, and medical conditions they treat, increases. That's a lot to keep organized at times. These tips on safe use of medications can go a long way in helping you with this part of your health care. Related Information: Antacids Maalox Mylanta Tums Gaviscon Chooz H2 Blockers Axid Pepcid Tagamet Zantac Proton Pump Inhibitors Aciphex Dexilant Nexium Prevacid Prilosec Protonix Tips for Seniors on the Safe Use of Acid Reflux Medications originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 11:31:40.Permalink | Comment | Email this
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Authors: Hoshikawa Y, Sawada A, Sonmez S, Nikaki K, Woodland P, Yazaki E, Sifrim D Abstract Background/Aims: Mean nocturnal baseline impedance (MNBI) during multichannel intraluminal impedance pH-monitoring (MII-pH) reflects the status of esophageal mucosal integrity. MNBI is suggested as an adjunctive method to distinguish patients with true gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) from functional heartburn (FH) and might predict outcomes for anti-reflux treatment. However, current methodology for calculation of MNBI is time-consuming and subject to operator-dependent selection bias. We aim to simplify and provide a...
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
Heartburn is a common symptom in clinical practice, but as many as 70% of patients have normal findings from upper endoscopy. Most of these patients have non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) or functional esophageal disorders. NERD is the most common gastroesophageal reflux disease, and functional heartburn is the most common cause for refractory heartburn. In patients with NERD, symptoms arise from gastroesophageal reflux and esophageal hypersensitivity, whereas in patients with functional heartburn, symptoms result from esophageal hypersensitivity.
Source: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
The evolution of disease complexity often exceeds the  simplicity of its original name. For example, regional enteritis (Crohn’s disease) is anything but regional in the GI tract and is associated with a myriad of systemic manifestations. It is measured by numerous determinations, including standardized symptom and endoscopy scores, enterographic imaging, and fecal calprotectin. Gastroesophageal reflux was a disease of heartburn but now is comprehensively assessed by the Los Angeles classification, ambulatory pH/impedance monitoring, and risk stratification tools for Barrett’s esophagus.
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
HEARTBURN is an extremely uncomfortable feeling which occurs if one has had too much of the wrong foods or drinks. Acid reflux, which causes heartburn, often follow overindulgence. But how can it be avoided and when could heartburn signal something more serious?
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
AbstractNonerosive reflux disease (NERD) is a gastrointestinal disorder that leads to symptoms such as heartburn and regurgitation without visible esophageal mucosal injury, and it is treated with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs). CHETOGERD® gel or orosoluble (oro) formulations —an association of natural active ingredient: hyaluronic acid, altea, malva, apple active TM,Aloe vera,l-triptophan, calcium gluconate, sodium bicarbonate,Musa paradisiaca) —may be an alternative or a coadjutant treatment in patients with NERD. The aim of the study was to evaluate, prospectively, the efficacy of CHETOGERD® gel and o...
Source: Internal and Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions TIF with MUSE significantly improved symptoms at 1-year follow-up, allowing the consumption of PPIs to be stopped or halved in 90 % of patients. [...] © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Innovations and brief communication Source Type: research
AbstractThe most studied medical condition related with dental erosions is gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The aim of this study was to assess other predictors of dental erosions besides GERD in outpatients referred for upper digestive endoscopy. In a cross-sectional study, we prospectively evaluated 235 patients who underwent upper digestive endoscopy. Patients were interviewed and examined by a trained dentist before the endoscopies, addressing dental health as well as clinical information and food intake. Dental erosion was classified using Basic Erosive Wear Examination score. Potential predictors for dental er...
Source: Odontology - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Authors: Ribolsi M, Savarino E, Rogers B, Rengarajan A, Coletta M, Ghisa M, Cicala M, Gyawali CP Abstract Background/Aims: Impaired esophageal motility and disrupted esophagogastric junction (EGJ) on highresolution manometry (HRM) have been associated with increased reflux severity in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients. However, there are limited data evaluating HRM parameters in proton pump inhibitors (PPI) non-responders. Methods: Clinical and endoscopic data, HRM and multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH studies performed of PPI therapy in patients with typical GERD symptoms were reviewed from ...
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have been the first line treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of vonoprazan (VPZ), a potassium-competitive acid blocker for reflux esophagitis (RE), nonerosive reflux disease (NERD), and PPI-resistant GERD patients. An open-label, single-center, observational study in our hospital was performed from August 2016 to August 2017. All patients diagnosed with GERD were asked to self-report a questionnaire of frequency scale for the symptoms of GERD (FSSG) and rate their degree of satisfaction with the treatment of GERD during outp...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
BackgroundBased on 122 cases reported in China, data mining indicated that Sini Powder (SNP) and the Zuojin Pill (ZJP) are both widely used as the basic recipe for treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).ObjectivesTo evaluate the intervention effects of Sini Zuojin Decoction (SNZJD) in patients with GERD.MethodsA comprehensive collection of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) using SNZJD in patients with GERD that were published in domestic and foreign journals was made by computer retrieval. RevMan 5.3 software was used for meta-analysis and bias risk assessment, Stata 14.0 software was used for sensitivity analys...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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