What is Gastroesophageal Reflux? What are its symptoms?
This is a common medical condition in which acid from the stomach leaks over to the oesophagus. This primarily occurs when the ring of muscle at the bottom of the oesophagus becomes weak. Gastro-oesophageal reflux, therefore, refers to the return of the stomach’s contents to the oesophagus.
If you experience the following, however, it’s important that you receive prompt medical attention:
What treatment can I expect for acid reflux?
Medication is generally the way in which your doctor will attempt to cure your symptoms. Some of these include antacids and surface acting agents, which can relieve mild symptoms but are only effective for a short period of time. Histamine blockers are stronger and long-lasting. Both these type can be purchased without a prescription.
Proton pump inhibitors are the most effective. Some can be purchased without a prescription.
If you wish to be proactive about preventing this condition from occurring, recurring, or simply to reduce your symptoms, you could also:
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