Week 6 discussion.docx - List differential diagnosis that would help confirm GERD while ruling out other diagnosis Which medication is the best

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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? Your response should be at least 350 words. List differential diagnosis that would help confirm GERD while ruling out other diagnosis. 1- Dyspepsia - Dyspepsia symptoms include upper abdominal pain, early satiety, belching, bloating, and nausea. 2- Eosinophilic esophagitis - Features of GERD and eosinophilic esophagitis overlap. However, patients with eosinophilic esophagitis may be younger or have symptoms of dysphagia, food impactions, or documented food allergies (Badillo & Francis, 2016). 3- Malignancy - Suspected in older adults presenting with alarming symptoms such as anemia, acute or progressive dysphagia, hematemesis, melena, persistent vomiting, or involuntary weight loss. 4- Peptic Ulcer Disease - Burning pain in the epigastrium, which occurs hours after meals or with hunger. The pain often wakes the patient at night and is relieved by food and antacids. 5- Stable Angina - Stable angina causes chest pain which is typically substernal, precipitated by exertion, and relieved by rest.
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