Gastroesophageal reflux disease is one of the common pathological conditions that are related to gastritis in the long term, because it occurs due to the return of stomach acid and its contents from secretions, to the esophagus again, as a result of the weakness of the valve connecting them, and painkillers constitute 70% of the causes of this pathology, unlike the pattern of Daily life, which affects the stomach, such as eating large quantities at late times before bedtime, according to Dr. Khalifa Mukhtar, a gastroenterologist and hepatologist, who revealed to “Hun” the best treatment for GERD.
The best treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease
At the beginning of the injury, it is preferable to stay away from painkillers, and change the lifestyle that is largely responsible for GERDIncluding reducing caffeine in general, such as tea and coffee, avoiding exposure to stress at work, and following a healthy diet to reduce weight, if the patient is obese, and in the case of eating before bedtime, it is preferable that the difference be at least 4 hours, and if the patient does not respond , the doctor prescribes some medications, which are often taken for 3-6 months, in addition to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
The quality of the medicines prescribed by the doctors
Protein pump inhibitors, which reduce stomach acid secretion.
– Histamine receptor blockers, preferably prescribed to people whose illness worsens at night, in addition to other treatments that regulate stomach motility.
In the event that the treatment does not bring any result, the doctor is forced to surgically treat through the endoscope, to reduce the open part of the esophageal valve, and to treat the hiatus from the diaphragm.
Causes of GERD
Excessive use of analgesics accounts for 70% of the incidence of GERD.
Obesity is one of the main causes of this painful disease.
Excessive eating of food that contains large amounts of fat, and foundry food and fast food.
Smoking is one of the most important reasons behind GERD, because it leads to an increase in the relaxation of the esophageal muscle, and it loses the ability to contract, after eating foods, which causes stomach acid to expand into the esophagus again.
Relying on eating one meal a day in large quantities, which leads to fullness of the stomach, and allows the reflux of some quantities of food to the top of the esophagus, and the best thing is to divide the amount of food throughout the day in the form of small-sized meals.
There are other reasons, such as the hormones that are secreted during pregnancy, that cause the high rate of reflux and the relaxation of the gastric valve.
– some Soft drinks It also has a big role in that case, in addition to the pressure that the patient faces during work.