Heartburn


>>ALL RIGHT, ERIC. THANKS SO MUCH.>>>THIS THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY YOU OR SOMEONE NEXT TO YOU AT THE TABLE PROBABLY SUFFERED FROM HEARTBURN, INDIGESTION OR FOOD-RELATED SYMPTOMS. IN FACT, WE HAVE PEOPLE IN THE MALL, JUST BY A SHOW OF HANDS, HOW MANY OF YOU EXPERIENCED HEART? WAIT, EVERY PERSON IN THAT GROUP. MY GOODNESS, OKAY. SORRY ABOUT YOUR HEART BUT PAY ATTENTION TO THE NEXT SEGMENT. OUR NEXT GUEST IS HERE TO SHARE A SOLUTION THAT COULD STOP YOUR SYMPTOMS, DR. DORITO, ALONG WITH RAYMOND AND ANNA. DID I GET IT RIGHT? WE WILL HEAR FROM THEM. DR. DOR RITA, SEEMS LIBRARY HEARTBURN, I HAVE EXPERIENCED IT, THIS IS COMMON.>>IT IS VERY COMMON. IT IS AN EPIDEMIC NOW. 30% OF THE POPULATION SUFFERS FROM HEARTBURN.>>PEOPLE USUALLY DOWN SOME SORT OF ANTACID OR MAYBE TAKE AN OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATION OR HAVE A PRESCRIPTION FROM THEIR DOCTOR. WHAT IS WRONG WITH TAKING A MEDICATION FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS?>>THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH MEDICATIONS TO TREAT A PROBLEM. FIRST, THOUGH, YOU HAVE TO GET DIAGNOSED. YOU HAVE TO BE DIAGNOSED WITH A PROBLEM. NOT JUST SELF-MEDICATE WITH MEDICATIONS OVER THE COUNTER.>>WHEN YOU SAY YOU HAVE TO DIAGNOSE A PROBLEM, IF I’M HAVING OCCASIONAL HEARTBURN, MAYBE THREE SLICES OF PIZZA BEFORE BED. IT JUST HAPPENED LAST WEEK. I WAKE UP AND HAVE ACID REFLUX OR HEARTBURN. HOW DOWE KNOW WHEN IT IS REALLY MORE THAN JUST MORE THAN A NORMAL THING.>>IF YOU ARE HAVING HEARTBURN ON A DAILY OR WEEKLY BASIS, THIS IS A DISEASE. WHEN IT IS NO LONGER OCCASIONAL, SOMETHING YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM ON A DAILY OR WEEKLY BASIS, AT THIS POINT YOU OUGHT TO SEE A DOCTOR, A SPECIALIST IN ACID REFLUX.>>DESCRIBE THE PROCEDURE OR TREATMENT YOU DO. YOU BELIEVE IN ACTUALLY GETTING TO THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM AND DOING A PROCEDURE TO STOP THINGS ONCE AND FOR ALL.>>WE BELIEVE IN TAYLORING IT TO THE STAGES. IF YOU ARE STAGE ONE, MAYBE LIFESTYLE CHANGES ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH FOR YOU. IF YOU HAVE HEART AFTER YOU EAT THREE, FOUR SLICES OF PIZZA MAYBE NEXT TIME YOU SHOULD EAT TWO OR AVOID IT.>>SOME OF THE SYMPTOMS OF SILENT REFLUX WE WERE SEEING ON THE SCREEN, IN TERMS OF THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A SYMPTOM OR A SILENT SYMPTOM, WHAT THE YOU MEAN BY THAT?>>MOST PATIENTS HAVE TIM KAL SYMPTOMS OF HEARTBURN. A BURNING SENSATION BEHIND THE BREASTBONE. ACID REFLUX PATIENTS DON’T HAVE HEART BUT SYMPTOMS LIKE HOARSENESS OR LUMP IN THEIR THROAT. THEY SUFFER FROM SILENT REFLUX.>>WOW. IT SOUNDS VERY SCIENTIFIC, BUT IT IS VERY COMMON. TELL ME ABOUT YOUR ISSUES, BECAUSE I UNDERSTAND YOU SUFFER FROM HEARTBURN.>>I HAD IT BAD, YES. YOU KNOW, FOR YEARS I THOUGHT IT WAS ALL HER — ALLERGIES. I HAD THE COUGH, NASAL DRIP. I WOULD WAKE UP AND COUGH ALL DAY. BY THE TIME I GOT HOME I HAD NO ENERGY, MY CHEST WAS ALWAYS ON FIRE. I HAD IT PRETTY BAD.>>WHAT DID YOU DO?>>WELL, I WENT TO SEE DR. DORITO. WE DIAGNOSED I HAVE BEEN TREATING SYMPTOMS BUT NOT THE CAUSE OF THESE PROBLEMS, SO WE DECIDED UPON SURGERY AS THE WAY TO GO AHEAD AND FIX THIS ACID REFLUX. I REMEMBER ASKING HIM, AFTER WE DO THE SURGERY, HOW LONG BEFORE ALL THE BURNING AND COUGH GOES AWAY. HE IS LIKE IMMEDIATELY.>>I REMEMBER DAY TWO AFTER SURGERY I JUST KIND OF REALIZED I HADN’T COUGHED, HAD NO MORE ACID REFLUX. I STARTED TO CRY. I WAS OVERWHELMED WITH JOY AND GRATITUDE THAT THAT WASN’T GOING TO BE MY NORMAL.>>RAYMOND, TELL US BECAUSE YOU WERE HAVING SIMILAR ISSUES.>>I SUFFERED FOR MANY YEARS. I CAN’T PINPOINT WHEN IT STARTED. I TREATED SYMPTOMS WITH MEDICATION, OVER THE COUNTER, I DID NOT REALIZE IT COULD BE TREATEUNTIL I STARTED DOING MY RESEARCH. WHEN I DID THAT I DISCOVERED DR. DOR RIO SPECIALIZES IN THAT TREATMENT AND IT WORKED. I NO LONGER HAVE SYMPTOMS. THE SYMPTOMS I HAD WAS HOARSENESS, COUGHING, CLEARING MY THROUGHOUT ALL THE TIME AND WAKING UP AT 2 A.M. WITH MY GASTRIC CONTENTS UP INTO MY THROAT. I WAS ASPIRATING. A FOURTH EPISODE TO REALIZE I NEEDED HELP. I WENT TO DR. DORITO AND YES, HE HELPED. I DON’T HAVE MORE SYMPTOMS.>>DOCTOR, THAT IS AMAZING THAT THOSE SYMPTOMS STOPPED IMMEDIATELY. A LOT OF TIMES IF YOU SEE A TYPICAL DOCTOR, THEY WILL PUT PEOPLE ON A PILL REGIME.>>WE BELIEVE A PILL DOESN’T TREAT EVERY SINGLE ASPECT OF ASIDE REFLUX DISEASE. WHEN YOU HAVE ADVANCED STAGE ACID REFLEX, PILLS AND LIFESTYLE DO NOT WORK ANYMORE.>>IS IT TRUE THEY COULD LEAD TO SERIOUS LONG-TERM SIDE EFFECTS?>>NOW WE KNOW THESE PILLS WHEN YOU TAKE MANY YEARS THEY CAUSE A LOT OF SIDE EFFECTS LIKE DEMENTIA, HEART PROBLEMS, KIDNEY FAILURE, OSTEOPOROSIS. THESE ARE A FEW OF THE SIDE EFFECTS.>>DOCTOR, WE NEED TO HAVE YOU BACK AND CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION. WHO KNEW ACID REFLUX COULD TAKE UP SO MUCH TIME, RIGHT? RAYMOND, THANK YOU FOR COMING ON AND SHARING YOUR STORIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOUSTON

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