GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid repeatedly flows back into the tube connecting your mouth and stomach (esophagus).
GERD is a digestive disorder. It is caused by gastric acid flowing from your stomach back up into your food pipe (esophagus). Heartburn is the most common symptom of GERD. Some lifestyle issues that may cause GERD include being overweight, overeating, having caffeine and alcohol, and eating chocolate and spicy foods.
Treatment
Over-the-counter and prescription medicines
Antacids. Doctors may recommend antacids to relieve mild heartburn and other mild GER and GERD symptoms. …
H2 blockers. H2 blockers lower the amount of acid your stomach makes. …
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). …
Other medicines. …
Fundoplication. …
Bariatric surgery. …
Endoscopy.

Dr Ishtiaq Azhar Qureshi

Medical Specialist and General Physician MBBS, (RMP) , FCPS

www.drishtiaqazhar.com

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