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2018). Lifestyle changes are also necessary in this treatment plan. Diet changes for those who areoverweight, elevating your head at night, avoid eating late at night, eliminating alcohol, chocolate, acidic foods, fried foods and caffeine. References:Epocrates. (2018). Helicobacter pylori. Retrieved from URL Epocrates. (2018). GERD. Retrieved from URL Jemilohun, A. C., & Otegbayo, J. A. (2016). Helicobacter pylori infection: past, present and future. Pan African Medical Journal, 23, 1–15. . 23.216.8852Discussion Question 2
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 350words.Symptoms of GERD can be similar to peptic ulcer disease, esophagitis, gastritis, angina, and gastric cancers. It is important to ensure that a patient is not experiencing angina before diagnosing with GERD. If a patient presents with classic or mild GERD symptoms, the first line of treatment are usually antacids. They can be taken before meals or activity known to cause reflux symptoms and can be taken every 30 to 60 minutes until symptoms subside in acute management.