Treatment & Management Of GERD
GERD – Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease is the most annoying disease that prevents eating your favourite food.
GERD is a digestive disorder affecting the LES – lower esophageal sphincter – a ring-like muscle between the esophagus and stomach. In this condition, the stomach acid or bile flows back into the food pipe and irritates the lining of the food pipe.
GERD is a preventable disease, but only if you follow some precautions. If you are suffering from GERD, you no need to worry it is treatable.
Treatment for GERD is a stepwise procedure. The primary goals of the treatment involved in controlling the symptoms, healing esophagitis, and prevent other complications.
Most of the people with GERD, manage the discomfort by opting some lifestyle changes and over-the-counter medications. But in severe conditions, some people might need stronger medications or surgical treatment with corrective antireflux surgery.
Nearly 80% of patients suffer from a recurrent but nonprogressive form of GERD, which can control through medications. Only In 20% of patients, GERD is progressive and requires immediate treatment, because they might develop severe complications like strictures or Barrett esophagus. In such a complicated situation, surgical treatment is necessary at an earlier stage to avoid further serious consequences.