By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness
May 1, 2019
The number of patients I have who think they have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is startling. Some of them received the diagnosis from their previous physician. Others have self-diagnosed their heartburn as GERD.
And most of them slug down heartburn meds like they’re candy.
Well let me tell you a little-known fact about how most doctors diagnose gastric reflux.
In a large number of cases, primary care providers perform something called a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) test. It’s a super easy test. But it’s extremely unscientific. Continue reading