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Is It Time to Change Your Reflux Treatment?

Female heartburn patient with antacids she no longer needsWhile 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?

You Have Options

Taking any medication for an extended period runs the risk of long-term side effects, and reflux medications are no different. There are alternative treatments available – both non-surgical and surgical – that may control your reflux symptoms and potentially eliminate your need for anti-reflux medications.

Treatment options include:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Nissen fundoplication surgery
  • LINX® reflux management system surgery

To learn more about what treatment options may be best for you, contact the Heartburn Center nurse coordinator at 740-689-6486.

Have Questions?

End the suffering and sleepless nights – call the Fairfield Medical Heartburn Center at 740-689-6486 to schedule a nurse consultation.