The best initial approach to treating GERD symptoms are lifestyle changes such as:
To learn more about a GERD diet that could alleviate or prevent heartburn symptoms, click here. If these don’t control your acid reflux symptoms and provide heartburn relief, medications can be your next option.
Medications to manage GERD or acid reflux symptoms are available over-the-counter and by prescription. These medications include:
Your doctor may perform tests to determine the best treatment for your GERD symptoms, such as:
If you’ve tried lifestyle changes and medications and you’re still having acid reflux symptoms or if you have concerns about long-term medication use, there are minimally invasive procedures available to help treat GERD and provide heartburn relief.
Click here to learn more about the innovative procedures to treat GERD symptoms offered at the Reflux Center at Columbia St. Mary’s.