(9:10) DURING THE CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY SEASON, WE ALL MAY TEND TO OVERDOSE ON TURKEY, DRESSING AND PIE WHICH COULD TRIGGER SERIOUS HEARTBURN. BUT YOUR HEARTBURN MAY BE MORE THAN JUST TOO MUCH TURKEY – IT CAN BE GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE, OR GERD. THIS COULD ALSO LEAD TO A PRE-CANCEROUS CONDITION CALLED BARRETT’S ESOPHAGUS.
DOCTOR PRAKASH GYAWALI (GAYA-WALLEY) AND TONY BRAMBLETT, WHO LIVES WITH GERD, JOIN US NOW WITH MORE.
QUESTION 1: DOCTOR PRAKASH GYAWALI - THERE’S LOTS OF TEMPTING FOOD AROUND US DURING THE HOLIDAYS– WHAT ARE THE SOME OF THE SIDE EFFECTS OF OVER-DOING IT AT THE DINNER OR BUFFET TABLE THIS TIME OF YEAR?
QUESTION 2: DOCTOR PRAKASH GYAWALI - HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE GERD?
QUESTION 3: TONY BRAMBLETT - HOW DOES YOUR STORY REFLECT THE MILLIONS OF OTHERS?
QUESTION 4: DOCTOR PRAKASH GYAWALI - WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH TO MANAGING PATIENTS WITH GERD?
QUESTION 5: DOCTOR PRAKASH GYAWALI - WHAT IS THE LINK TO CANCER FROM GERD?
Dr. Prakash Gyawali is currently a Professor of Medicine, Director of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, and Program Director of Gastroenterology Fellowship Training at the Division of Gastroenterology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, USA. Dr. Gyawali's academic interests include gastrointestinal motility, acid peptic disorders including gastroesophageal reflux disease, and functional bowel disorders; he is also prominently involved in education and mentoring of students, residents, fellows and peers at all levels.
Anthony (“Tony”) Bramblett
GERD Patient-For years, Tony unknowingly suffered with symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD
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