GERD is typically treated with medication. Proton pump inhibitors, which decrease the amount of acid produced in the stomach, are one of the main pharmaceutical treatment options available. Lifestyle modifications can also help in dealing with the condition. These include:
Posture improvement such a sitting correctly
Wearing loose, unconstricting clothing.
Losing excess weight is overweight or obese.
Avoiding wearing tight belts or doing physical activities that increase pressure on the abdomen.
If the condition does not respond to medication and lifestyle changes, then surgical intervention, known as fundoplication may be required.
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Article by Dr. Kannan. D,
M.S, M.CH(GASTRO), FRCS(GLASG)
Surgical Gastroenterologist, Kauvery Hospital