GERD quiz: How much do you know about acid reflux treatment?

July 31, 2009

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It's best to wait ________ hour(s) after eating dinner before going to bed.
  1. 0 one
  2. 0 two
  3. 1 three or more

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Your Results

  1. 1

    It's best to wait ________ hour(s) after eating dinner before going to bed.

    Correct Answer: three or more

  2. 2

    The drink that causes acid reflux more frequently is:

    Correct Answer: coffee

  3. 3

    If you're suffering from weight loss, having difficulty swallowing and getting occasional black stools, your doctor will most likely send you for an:

    Correct Answer: Upper endoscopy

  4. 4

    Medications that can be worsening my GERD symptoms include:

    Correct Answer: Blood pressure medications

  5. 5

    If your doctor has already done an endoscopy to rule out cancer and told you it's OK to try over-the-counter GERD medications, you may be considering checking the medications out. The strongest over-the-counter medication available for GERD is:

    Correct Answer: Prilosec

  6. 6

    If I have a hiatal hernia, I will one day develop GERD

    Correct Answer: False

  7. 7

    If you have Barrett's esophagus, the best way to ensure you won't develop esophageal cancer is:

    Correct Answer: Make sure I am in an endoscopic surveillance program

  8. 8

    Once diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus, the chance that one will develop cancer of the esophagus is:

    Correct Answer: 10 percent