Making the Most of the Topics You Should Discuss With Your Doctor

Who knows your acid reflux symptoms better than you? Learning how to discuss with your doctor ALL of the symptoms you are experiencing is a really good idea. With this information your doctor will be able to better diagnose your condition.

Here a few tips that you can use to discuss with your doctor:

Medical history:
1. Make the doctor aware of your family's medical history.
2. Are you presently being treated for any illnesses.
3. Create a list of ALL herbal supplements, OTC meds, prescription meds, vitamins, etc. you're presently taking.
4. Inform your doctor if you're nursing, pregnant, or planning to become pregnant.

Tell your doctor the symptoms you're experiencing:
1. When did you first experience these symptoms?
2. How often do you experience these symptoms?
3. What different treatments (herbal, home, over-the-counter) did you try before your visit with the doctor?
4. Make sure you tell the doctor if you noticed any beverages, foods, or snacks that triggered your symptoms?

Your lifestyle:
1. Do you smoke?
2. Do you drink alcohol?
3. Do you eat large meals?
4. How often do you exercise?
5. How much do you weigh?

These are just a few tips to help you get the most out of your doctor's appointment. This information will assist you in identifying your symptoms of acid reflux. It's very important to develop a good relationship with your doctor to create a healthful way of life. If you discover that you have acid reflux, your doctor will advise the right treatment that's suitable for you.

One way your doctor discovers if you have acid reflux is to refer you to see a gastroenterologist This doctor will schedule you through a series tests.

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