Acid suppression continues to be the mainstay for treating GERD that does not respond to lifestyle changes and treatment. The aim of drug therapy is to reduce the amount of acid and improve any abnormalities in muscle function of the lower esophageal sphincter, esophagus, or stomach.
Most cases of gastroesophageal reflux are mild and can be managed with lifestyle changes, over-the-counter medications, and antacids.
Patients with moderate-to-severe symptoms that do not...Read more
Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) is a common condition from infancy to adulthood. However, there are significant differences in the symptoms... Read more »
The mother of a 9-year-old girl with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) sent me the following email: "My daughter has become very... Read more »