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Heartburn_Dyspepsia Fall 2012 (1)

What dietary and lifestyle measures have you tried

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What dietary and lifestyle measures have you tried for your heartburn and were they effective? What OTC medications have you tried for heartburn and were they effective?
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Patient Counseling Tips Diet or lifestyle changes Proper use of medication Dose Adverse effects Onset of action (when they should see relief) Duration of use When to refer to a HC provider
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Questions?
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Patient Case #1 JR is a 59 yo WM who presents to his PCP complaining of “heartburn and an upset stomach”. His PMH is significant for a MVA 2 years ago and HTN. His current medications include amlodipine 10mg po daily (CCB for HTN) and a multivitamin. What questions would you ask? What are some likely causes? What would you recommend?
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