Nocturnal GERD

Case Profile

A 40-year-old male patient presented with c/o

Heart burn since 1-2 months

History of presenting illness

He typically experiences this burning sensation in his chest or heart burn 1 - 2 hours after he eats. It is there almost 3-4 days a week. It usually worsens with lying down after dinner. At times it wakes him at night. He has been taking over the counter antacids, which gives some relief for a short time, but has had not much of relief.

There is no h/o chest pain, vomiting.

He has a sedentary lifestyle and complains of lot of stress at work since the last couple on months. There is no other significant history.

He is a known smoker for the last 20 years, takes alcohol occasionally (social drinker).

GERD is typically diagnosed by …


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