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Walter M Bain, MD

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is an inflammation of the lower esophagus caused by acid backing up from the stomach. It is usually characterized by heartburn. Other symptoms of GERD are difficult or painful swallowing and esophageal narrowing.

The goal of treatment is to keep stomach acid and irritating substances out of the esophagus.

Medicines (pills, tablets,capsules) can be used as well as lifestyle adjustments, to include bed blocks, diet, weight loss, cessation of smoking, limiting coffee intake, and eating smaller meals.


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Explore your options with Walter M Bain, MD

Dr. Walter M. Bain and staff welcome you and thank you for choosing us as your San Antonio health care provider.  Dr. Bain is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist (also known as an ENT or Ears, Nose, and Throat specialist) in private practice in San Antonio since 1981.

Call us today at 210-696-HEAR (4327).

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