Acid Reflux and GERD Treatments
GERD medications are
designed to reduce acid production in the
stomach. While these medications may
reduce acid and help heal irritation to the
esophagus, they do not address the cause
of GERD, the weak lower esophageal
sphincter (LES), and do not prevent reflux.
There are minimally
surgical procedures available to treat
GERD. These procedures are designed to
correct the cause of GERD, the weak LES,
and restore the body’s barrier to acid reflux flare ups.
Is it Time to Change My GERD Treatment?
If you are currently treating your GERD with medication and answer “yes” to any of the following questions, talk with your physician about alternative treatment options or contact Fairfield Medical Heartburn Center's nurse coordinator, Tonya Mundy, at 740-689-6486.
- Are you dependent on medication to manage your GERD symptoms?
- Do you continue to suffer GERD symptoms while on medication?
- Is your GERD affecting your quality of life? (Examples: Poor sleep, inability to tolerate certain foods, inability to participate in daily activities)
- Are you concerned about the long term use of drugs to treat your GERD?
- Are you concerned about the long-term risks of serious complications from your GERD?