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PW9: GERD and Proton Pump Inhibitors
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PW9: GERD and Proton Pump Inhibitors
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Continuing Education Credits
2.5 hours of pharmacy for California Naturopathic Doctors
Dr. Lyn Patrick, ND

Webinar Description
Gastroesopahgeal reflux disease is an increasingly common disorder in both adults and children. It is estimated that 14 to 20 percent of all adults in the U.S. have some degree of gastroesophageal reflux and spend 10 billion dollars a year on proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs). Two PPIs sit comfortably in the top five list of pharmaceuticals sold in the U.S. Despite the use of proton-pump inhibitors, the incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma, has been increasing significantly in the past twenty years and the side effect profile of proton-pump inhibitors has grown tremendously.  We will visit the indications for the use of antacids along with the contraindications and side effects, and also review the different PPIs, their mechanism of action and side effects. At long last, we will discuss the etiology of GERD from a naturopathic perspective including the role of food allergies, dietary modifications for the treatment of GERD and the research relating to very effective naturopathic treatments.
Goals and Objectives
  1. GERD
  1. suspect signs and symptoms
  2. diagnostic testing and medication trial
  3. complications and sequelae
  1. Pharmacologic Therapy for the treatment of GERD-mechanisms of action, side effects
  2. Naturopathic Approaches  to GERD
Dr. Lyn Patrick, ND
Dr. Lyn Patrick, ND received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in 1984 and has been in private practice in Arizona and Colorado since that time. She is a faculty member of the Postgraduate Certification Course on Environmental Medicine through Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, a year-long CME program for physicians and licensed naturopathic doctors. Dr. Patrick is also a consulting member of the Board of Directors of American College for the Advancement of Medicine and she speaks internationally on the integrative medical treatment of chronic hepatitis C, environmental medicine and other topics. Dr. Patrick is a published author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and is a Contributing Editor for Alternative Medicine Review, a Medline-indexed journal of complementary/alternative medical research. 

Immediate Download Includes
• Windows version (.wmv) and Mac version (.mov) of the Webinar
• PDF booklet
• Certification form
• Purchase the webinar
• Download files to your computer
• Watch webinar
• Use the link in the Word file receive your Self-Study CE certificate