Is It Time to Change Your Reflux Treatment?
While over-the-counter medications can be effective in controlling GERD symptoms by reducing the production of acid, these do not stop reflux. And although reflux medications may relieve heartburn, these could also be masking other problems.
If you are currently currently treating your GERD with medication and answer “yes” to any of the following questions, talk with your primary care provider about alternative treatment options, or contact the Fairfield Medical Heartburn Center’s nurse coordinator 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?