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    10 Questions to Ask Doctor About GERD

    Since you’ve recently been diagnosed with GERD, ask your doctor these questions at your next visit:

    1. Is my case mild, moderate, or severe?
    2. Could medications I take be causing my GERD symptoms?
    3. If I have chest pain, how can I tell whether it's GERD or a heart problem?
    4. Are there foods or beverages I should avoid?
    5. Are there other lifestyle changes that might help my symptoms?
    6. Should I take medication? If so, do I need a prescription?
    7. What side effects could the medication cause?
    8. What should I do if the medication doesn't seem to help?
    9. Will I need any tests or examinations?
    10. What complications could occur if my GERD doesn't improve?

    WebMD 10 Questions

    Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on October 20, 2014

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