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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is the reason for this appointment?

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Has a doctor diagnosed you or your loved one with GERD?

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Is the appointment with a current or new doctor?

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What are your symptoms? (Optional)

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What medications are you taking (if any) for GERD? (Optional)

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Most important questions to ask about GERD

Top 10 Questions about GERD

  1. What is GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and what causes it?
  2. How will GERD affect my daily life and long-term health?
  3. How can I lower my risk of developing complications from GERD, including Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer?
  4. What are the symptoms of GERD?
  5. What are my treatment options for GERD?
  6. Do I have any dietary restrictions with GERD or should I change the way I eat or drink in any way?
  7. What other lifestyle changes, such as weight loss, smoking cessation, and exercise, will help my GERD?
  8. What medications can treat GERD and how long do they take to start working?
  1. What is GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and what causes it?
  2. How severe is my GERD and is GERD different than heartburn?
  3. Is GERD curable or controllable?
  4. How will GERD affect my daily life and long-term health?
  5. How can I lower my risk of developing complications from GERD, including Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer?
  6. What tests or exams, such as endoscopy, do I need to monitor for complications of GERD?
  7. What types of healthcare providers, such as a gastroenterologist, do I need to see and how often do I need to see them?
  8. Will my GERD get worse over time?
  9. How will I know if my GERD is getting worse?
  10. What are the symptoms of GERD?
  11. Could another medical condition be causing my symptoms?
  12. How is GERD diagnosed and what kinds of tests do I need?
  13. Can my primary care doctor diagnose GERD or will I need to see a specialist, such as a gastroenterologist?
  14. When and how will I learn of my diagnosis?
  15. Does GERD get worse over time?
  16. How does GERD affect your life and long-term health?
  17. What are my treatment options for GERD?
  18. What might happen if I do nothing to treat my GERD?
  19. Do I have any dietary restrictions with GERD or should I change the way I eat or drink in any way?
  20. What other lifestyle changes, such as weight loss, smoking cessation, and exercise, will help my GERD?
  21. Can any of my other medical conditions or medications make my GERD symptoms worse or interfere with my treatment?
  22. When is surgery indicated to treat GERD and what are the options?
  23. What is the success rate of each type of GERD surgery and will I still need to take medications following surgery?
  24. How will I know if my treatment plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  25. What medications can treat GERD and how long do they take to start working?
  26. Can I use over-the-counter medications to treat my GERD or do I require a prescription medication?
  27. What should I do if I'm still having symptoms on my GERD medication? Can I use another medication as needed?
  28. How and when should I take my medication and what should I do if I miss a dose?
  29. How long will I need to use medication for GERD?
  30. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my medication for GERD?