Can my esophogus heal or is it permanently damaged?

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   Posted 7/31/2013 2:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know much about GERD but I deal with it everyday. I haven't been taking any medicines for it. Is the damage to my esophagus receiving permanent damage or will it heal if i start a PPI?

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   Posted 7/31/2013 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi worrywart,
Yes, PPIs are amazingly effective in healing the esophagus (presuming that the problem is caused by acid, not bile).  GI docs are quite confident when they prescribe the PPIs, as they have a great track-record for getting things healed up.
Not treating reflux isn't a good option.  Have you seen a primary care or GI doc regarding your reflux problems? 
Getting medical treatment is important if you have GERD.
Take care,
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