Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common condition that occurs when stomach acid flows back into the esophagus, causing symptoms such as heartburn, chest pain, and a sour taste in the mouth.
At Saudi German Hospital, our team of gastrointestinal specialists is dedicated to providing comprehensive and individualized treatment for GERD. Our goal is to relieve symptoms and prevent complications.
Our specialists may recommend lifestyle changes such as avoiding foods that trigger symptoms, losing weight, and not eating close to bedtime. They may also advise to stop smoking and avoid alcohol.
Our specialists may also prescribe medications such as antacids, H2 receptor blockers or proton pump inhibitors (PPI) to reduce stomach acid and relieve symptoms.
In some cases, surgery may be necessary to strengthen the lower esophageal sphincter and prevent acid reflux. This surgery is known as Nissen fundoplication and is typically recommended for patients who have not responded to other treatments.
At Saudi German Hospital, we understand that GERD can be a debilitating condition. Our team of specialists is committed to working with you to find the best treatment plan for your individual needs. We strive to provide the highest quality of care, with the goal of relieving symptoms and improving your overall quality of life.
It's important to note that regular check-ups with a healthcare provider and good hygiene practices can help prevent and manage GERD. In some cases, GERD may be a symptom of a more serious condition, so it's important to seek medical attention if you have persistent symptoms.