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GERD Symptoms and Information Dallas TX

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which the stomach acid leaks backwards (refluxes) from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach). This action can irritate the esophagus and cause heartburn or acid reflux. Other symptoms that James Hakert, M.D. in Dallas TX may consider as a manifestation of GERD are:
  • Bloating
  • Burping
  • Chest pain
  • Dry cough
  • Hoarseness
  • Nausea
  • Sinus Problems
  • Sore throat
  • Swallowing
showing how stomach acid can flow into esophagus - acid reflux In many patients, GERD is a chronic relapsing disease. In these cases, long-term maintenance is the key to treatment. Dr. Hakert may advise lifestyle changes or medications to treat GERD based on each patient’s individual symptoms. The goal is to decrease the amount of acid produced by the stomach and therefore decrease the GERD symptoms.

Untreated GERD can cause serious health problems. The acid can damage your esophagus and make it hard to swallow. In some people with GERD, the cells in the esophagus can become abnormal. These abnormal cells could lead to cancer of the esophagus. If these abnormal cells are discovered, Dr. James Hakert uses a safe new technology called the BARRX Procedure to treat this irregularity. BAARX uses radio waves to treat the damaged cells and has a success rate of over 98%.

James Hakert, M.D.
8220 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 710 Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: (214) 368-6707
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