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
All medications have side effects. The recent influx of information on the side effects of PPIs has made many scared to take them, even... Read more »
Acid reflux is not limited to the United States. Parents and support groups from around the world contact us with questions about acid... Read more »
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