Hello Saud Kadir! Thank you for reading and your question. I too had GERD at a young age and wish you the best on your road to recovery. There are many different treatment options for GERD. Lifestyle and diet changes (see those in this post) are typically required to eliminate GERD. Medications are necessary at times in the treatment process. Your doctor knows your medical conditions and is the best person to consult conserning treatment. How To Treat Heartburn has many articles that may help you better understand your condition. Please discuss the treatment options in the posts to determine with options might be of benefit in your situation. Best! ~ Steve
My Mom is a C02 retainer. We have been to the ER often where a bipap has been used very successfully to get her C02 back to her normal level and she has returned home back to normal. She recently had another incident (very lathargic and disoriented) and she went to a different hospital. The ER doc insisted on putting her on a ventilator. I am wondering if this was necessay. It has been 2 days and she is still on the ventilator. She is very alert, writing us notes and understanding everything that is going on. She is 80 and not ambulatory. I am concerned. They’ve tried 4 times (the spontaneous trials noted above) but she has not been able to breathe on her own. Any advice would be most appreciative. The ICU nurses have been wonderful. I would love some guidance from an external physician.