Treatment Of Stomach Acid That Often Recurs?
I want to ask ???rnDoc, my husband has been sick with stomach acid for a long time but why does it keep coming back, what is the medicine???
Acid reflux disease or GERD is a disease characterized by symptoms of heartburn accompanied by a burning feeling in the chest due to stomach acid rising into the esophagus. The causes of GERD are:
LES (Lower Esophageal Sphincter) or the circle of muscles at the bottom of the esophagus / esophagus does not function properly so stomach acid can rise up into the esophagus
Eating too many fatty foods
Obesity, because in obese people, the pressure in the stomach is higher, causing LES weakness
Consuming a lot of coffee or caffeine
Suffering from diabetes, because high sugar levels cause weak LES muscles
In addition, it should also be noted that there are other causes that cause pain in the pit of the stomach that resembles the symptoms of acid reflux disease such as gallstone disease, inflammation of the gallbladder, inflammation of the stomach, H. pylori infection and so on. To be sure, the doctor needs to conduct an in-person medical interview, a thorough physical examination and appropriate supporting examinations (such as blood tests, ultrasound, or endoscopy) so that they can provide the right treatment.
In addition to healthier lifestyle changes, the treatment of acid reflux disease includes medications such as: antacids, H2 receptor blockers (such as ranitidine), proton pump inhibitors (such as omeprazole), and prokinetics (such as domperidone). We recommend that you consult with your doctor to get the drug with the right type and dosage. Other things to do at home include:
Avoid consuming high-fat foods
Avoid drinking coffee and alcohol
Don't sleep right away after eating
Exercise regularly to lose excess weight
Adequate water consumption
I hope this helps,