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http://www.medicinen..._gerd/page9.htm

GERD At A Glance

  • GERD is a condition in which the acidified liquid contents of the stomach backs up into the esophagus.

  • The causes of GERD include an abnormal lower esophageal sphincter, hiatal hernia, abnormal esophageal contractions, and slow emptying of the stomach.

  • GERD may damage the lining of the esophagus, thereby causing inflammation (esophagitis), although usually it does not.

  • The symptoms of uncomplicated GERD are heartburn, regurgitation, and nausea.

  • Complications of GERD include ulcers and strictures of the esophagus, Barrett's esophagus, cough and asthma, throat and laryngeal inflammation, inflammation and infection of the lungs, and collection of fluid in the sinuses and middle ear.

  • Barrett's esophagus is a pre-cancerous condition that requires periodic endoscopic surveillance for the development of cancer.

  • GERD may be diagnosed or evaluated by a trial of treatment, endoscopy, biopsy, x-ray, examination of the throat and larynx, 24 hour esophageal acid testing, esophageal motility testing, emptying studies of the stomach, and esophageal acid perfusion.

  • GERD is treated with life-style changes, antacids, histamine antagonists (H2 blockers), proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), pro-motility drugs, foam barriers, surgery, and endoscopy.

My intentions are to help, my advice maybe wrong, be your own advocate and know what is in your C-File and the 38 CFR that governs your disabilities and conditions.

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NSAIDS have been found by the medical community to cause GERD in many cases.

The VA will concede that a vet has GERD asa secondary if the medical evidence shows VA prescribed NSAIDS for any SC condition were contributing to the GERD:

http://www.va.gov/vetapp10/files3/1026486.txt

It takes an opinion from a doctor to state the connection.

GRADUATE ! Nov 2nd 2007 American Military University !

When thousands of Americans faced annihilation in the 1800s Chief

Osceola's response to his people, the Seminoles, was

simply "They(the US Army)have guns, but so do we."

Sameo to us -They (VA) have 38 CFR ,38 USC, and M21-1- but so do we.

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