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Lower oesophageal sphincter Acid reflux

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: June 19, 2020 2:11 AM

Anonymous 4 months

Hi I have lower oesophageal sphincter acid reflux which causes heartburn frm stomach and body. How to treat this acid reflux?

Dr Sashini Seeni 4 months
General Practitioner

Thank you for your questions. The following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions due to the limited information provided by you. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) for a private consultation with our doctors.

First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding your symptoms and other health problems you might be facing. This condition you mentioned is probably gastroesophageal reflux disease ( GERD). GERD can occur to anyone from any age. It is only when it interferes with your daily life that one will notice and visit the doctor. There are several risk factors of developing GERD:

  • Obesity
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Pregnancy
  • Connective tissue disease that makes the sphincter very pliable
  • Delayed stomach emptying

The following factors aggravates reflux:

  • Smoking
  • Eating large meals or late at night
  • Eating certain food like fatty or fried foods
  • Drinking beverages like alcohol and coffee
  • Taking certain medications such as aspirin

Hence, lifestyle is a very important causative factor that you can manipulate and take control of to prevent further acid reflux episodes. Here’s what you can do:

  • Lose weight and maintain it in the normal BMI range for your age
  • Stop smoking
  • Decrease alcohol intake
  • Limit your meal size and avoid heavy meals
  • Do not lie down within 2-3 hours of eating
  • Decrease caffeine
  • Use more pillows to elevate your head when sleeping

In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor. You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

Last Updated: Fri Jun 19 2020 02:11:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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