Treatment Options For GERDS
The inner lining of the esophagus is not designed to handle persistent, long term exposure to stomach acids. Long term exposure can result in chronic inflammation of esophagitis which then can lead to a very serious and life threatening disorder known as Barrett's Esophagus.
For those suffering with minor symptoms, lifestyle modifications may be all that required.
Limit intake of alcohol, chocolate, citrus fruits, carbonated beverages, caffeine, eating late at night, eating large meals and eating fast. For those morbidly obese patients, weight loss surgery may be an option.