The Different Types of Acid Reflux Disease

Most people know what GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is. They understand it very well if they have been diagnosed with it. What is lesser know are the different types of acid reflux disease. Some doctors may not specific the type of GERD a person may have, while others will help persons track symptoms. The treatment if most often the same, with some of the treatment being more aggressive depending on the intensity of the symptoms. The different types of GERD include: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux disease, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus. Refractory Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Refractory GERD) The term refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease (refractory GERD) describes those patients who continue to have symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux despite standard treatment with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Nonerosive Reflux Disease (NERD) For some patients, GERD can cause erosive esophagitis, a condition that causes inflammation, swelling, or irritation of the esophagus. In recent studies, however, it has been found that less than half of GERD patient suffer from esophagitis. They have what is called nonerosive reflux disease, or NERD. Larygopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) When the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is not functioning properly, there is a back flow of stomach acid ...
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Conclusions: In Asian patients with GERD, treatment with dexlansoprazole modified-release indicates a favorable efficacy and safety profile in relieving heartburn and acid regurgitation symptoms. PMID: 31597230 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
Authors: Sun YM, Gao Y, Gao F Abstract Background/Aims: Recently, esophageal mean nocturnal baseline impedance (MNBI) and post-reflux swallow-induced peristaltic wave (PSPW) index have been proposed, which can increase the diagnostic role of multichannel intraluminal impedance and pH recording (MII/pH) for differentiating patients with heartburn. Therefore, our aim is to investigate the role of esophageal proximal MNBI, distal MNBI, and PSPW index in differentiating Chinese patients with heartburn. Methods: Patients with heartburn from the Beijing Anzhen Hospital, who underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy ...
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
AbstractGastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is an especially common disorder in the elderly population. Its presentation in this population is often different  from that in younger patients. A greater proportion of patients experience atypical GERD symptoms rather than heartburn or regurgitation, increasing the likelihood the diagnosis will be missed or overlooked. Elderly patients more commonly present with severe erosive esophagitis and GERD complicati ons compared with younger patients, and thus may require more aggressive therapy. While diagnostic work-up and management of GERD in elderly patients is similar to...
Source: Drugs and Aging - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
Purpose of review Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is primarily a motor disorder, but its pathogenesis is multifactorial. Although gastric acid secretion is usually normal in GERD patients, treatment with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) has become the standard of care, despite increasing awareness of their shortcomings. In this article, a new class of antisecretory drugs (namely potassium-competitive acid blockers, P-CABs), developed to overcome these limitations, is discussed. Recent findings P-CABs block the K+ exchange channel of the proton pump, resulting in rapid, competitive, reversible inhibition of acid se...
Source: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: ESOPHAGUS: Edited by Stuart J. Spechler Source Type: research
CONCLUSION Male gender and hiatal hernia were associated with EE. Aged patients, smoking and hiatal herni a were related to severe EE. It is suggested that the risk factors for EE and non-EE types are different. Cohort studies are necessary to identify the exact mechanisms involved in each disease form.RESUMO CONTEXTO: A doen ça do refluxo gastroesofágico (DRGE) é uma das doenças digestivas mais comuns na prática médica e deve ser suspeitada de acordo com os seus sintomas clínicos, podendo ser classificada em esofagite erosiva (EE) de acordo com os achados de endoscopia. OBJ...
Source: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: These data showed that GERD is present in a quarter of ABG patients, suggesting that hypochlorhydria not exclude per se arising of oesophageal symptoms. In ABG we found that ME is a frequent finding but its clinical relevance remains to be investigated with further studies. PMID: 30638085 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
ConclusionsDexlansoprazole is safe and efficacious for healing EE and maintenance of healed EE in adolescents.
Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Abstract AIM: To compare vonoprazan 10 and 20 mg vs lansoprazole 15 mg as maintenance therapy in healed erosive esophagitis (EE). METHODS: A total of 607 patients aged ≥ 20 years, with endoscopically-confirmed healed EE following 8 wk of treatment with vonoprazan 20 mg once daily, were randomized 1:1:1 to receive lansoprazole 15 mg (n = 201), vonoprazan 10 mg (n = 202), or vonoprazan 20 mg (n = 204), once daily. The primary endpoint of the study was the rate of endoscopically-confirmed EE recurrence during a 24-wk maintenance period. The secondary endpoint was the EE recurrence rate at Week 12 during maint...
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: World J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The management of this disease requires a complex approach. Maintenance therapy of GERD after using anti-secretory drugs should be continuously monitored. PMID: 29560670 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research
Conclusion This randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial demonstrated that Amla could reduce frequencies of heartburn and regurgitation and improve heartburn and regurgitation severity in patients with NERD. Trial Registration Iranian Registry of Clinical Trials IRCT2016061428469N1.
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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