Gastroesophageal reflux disease

From MEpedia, a crowd-sourced encyclopedia of ME and CFS science and history

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease or GERD is a digestive disease, GERD causes stomach contents to rise back up to the esophagus.[1]

Signs and symptoms[edit | edit source]

Treatment[edit | edit source]

Treatment options include , behavioral/lifestyle changes, medication and in some cases surgery.[1]

Over the counter medicals used for gastroesophageal reflux disease include the antacid mix aluminum hydroxide/magnesium hydroxide/simethicone (Almacone, Gelusil, Mi-Acid, Milantex), calcium carbonate (Titralac), and protein pump inhibitors including omeprazole (Prilosec), pantoprazole (Protonix), and famotidine (Pepcid).[2]

Perscription medications for gastroesophageal reflux disease include omeprazole (Prilosec), pantoprazole (Protonix), ranitidine (Zantac, which was withdrawn from the market in the US), famotidine (Pepcid) and metoclopramide.[2]

ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

GERD is not a recognised comorbidity for people with ME/CFS, although acid reflux may occur as part of a set of Digestive symptoms according to the International Consensus Criteria primer for clinicians.[3][4][5]

Notable articles[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Get the Facts About Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)". WebMD. Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "List of GERD Medications (83 Compared)". Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  3. Carruthers, BM; van de Sande, MI; De Meirleir, KL; Klimas, NG; Broderick, G; Mitchell, T; Staines, D; Powles, ACP; Speight, N; Vallings, R; Bateman, L; Bell, DS; Carlo-Stella, N; Chia, J; Darragh, A; Gerken, A; Jo, D; Lewis, DP; Light, AR; Light, KC; Marshall-Gradisnik, S; McLaren-Howard, J; Mena, I; Miwa, K; Murovska, M; Stevens, SR (2012), Myalgic encephalomyelitis: Adult & Paediatric: International Consensus Primer for Medical Practitioners (PDF), ISBN 978-0-9739335-3-6
  4. Carruthers, Bruce M.; Jain, Anil Kumar; De Meirleir, Kenny L.; Peterson, Daniel L.; Klimas, Nancy G.; Lerner, A. Martin; Bested, Alison C.; Flor-Henry, Pierre; Joshi, Pradip; Powles, AC Peter; Sherkey, Jeffrey A.; van de Sande, Marjorie I. (2003), "Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Clinical Working Case Definition, Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols" (PDF), Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 11 (2): 7–115, doi:10.1300/J092v11n01_02
  5. Fukuda, K.; Straus, S.E.; Hickie, I.; Sharpe, M. C.; Dobbins, J. G.; Komaroff, A. (December 15, 1994). "The chronic fatigue syndrome: a comprehensive approach to its definition and study. International Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Study Group" (PDF). Annals of Internal Medicine. American College of Physicians. 121 (12): 953–959. ISSN 0003-4819. PMID 7978722.