Treating Acid Reflux
Lifestyle and dietary changes
If you experience moderate-to-severe GERD symptoms that are not relieved by lifestyle changes and over-the-counter medicines, your doctor may prescribe certain medications for your condition. These prescription medications may include:
- Several types of proton pump inhibitors to lower the amount of acid made by the stomach
- Prokinetics, which help accelerate stomach emptying
- Fundoplication. This surgery is done using a laparoscope and is the most common surgery for GERD. The goal is to increase pressure to the lower end of the oesophagus and reduce reflux. It often leads to immediate relief of acid reflux and patients typically loses the need to rely on long-term medication.
- Endoscopic techniques. Endoscopic sewing and radiofrequency are procedures done using an endoscope to tighten the sphincter muscle. These newer procedures may be suitable for certain patients but is often considered to be not as effect as Fundoplication, which is typically considered the gold standard treatment for acid reflux.
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