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List differential diagnosis that would help confirm GERD while ruling out other diagnosis. Which medication is the best medication for treatment of GERD and why? What labs or other diagnostic tests that are used to confirm GERD? Differential diagnosis that would help confirm GERD while ruling out other diagnosis would be cholelithiasis, peptic ulcer disease, angina and gastritis just to name a few (Raney, 2015). Endoscopy is used to help confirm GERD. There are many more that could be a differential diagnosis. The best medications for treatment of GERD would be Antacids, H2 receptor blockers (H2RA’s) and Proton pump inhibitors (PPI’s). Henricks state that these medications are listed in increasing order of strength, H2-receptor blockers are better at reducing acid than antacids, and proton pump inhibitors are stronger than H2 receptor blockers (Henricks, M., 2016). H2RAs helps to limit gastric parietal cells acid secretion, PPI’s suppresses the gastric acid juices more than 90 percent (Woo & Robinson, 2015). Depending on the symptoms of the
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