pathologies. Whole grains, granola, flaxseed increase stool bulk, reduce transit time in the large intestine, and make fecal elimination easier and quicker (Vomero & Colpo, 2014). Goderska, K., Agudo Pena, S., & Alarcon, T. (2018). Helicobacter pylori treatment: antibiotics or probiotics. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 102(1), 1–7. Huang, C.-C., Tsai, K.-W., Tsai, T.-J., & Hsu, P.-I. (2017). Update on the first-line treatment for Helicobacter pylori infection - a continuing challenge from an old enemy. Biomarker Research, 5, 23. Safavi, M., Sabourian, R., & Foroumadi, A. (2016). Treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection: Current and future insights. World Journal of Clinical Cases, 4(1), 5–19. Vomero, N. & Colpo, E. (2014). Nutritional care in peptic ulcer. Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva : ABCD = Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery, 27(4), 298–302. Discussion 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 350 words. 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.
The best medication to treat GERD is a PPI such as pantoprazole. The main goals of GERD treatment are to relieve symptoms, heal and maintain remission of EE, prevent complications, and improve health-related quality of life. PPIs provide unsurpassed clinical efficacy in GERD patients, primarily due to their profound inhibitory effect on acid secretion (Maradey-Romero & Fass, 2014). PPI’s should be taken 30 to 60 minutes before breakfast for 8
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