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Treatments for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)/Heartburn

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The treatment and management of GERD or heartburn involves lifestyle changes and medications. In more severe cases, surgery may be necessary.

The goals of treatment include:

  • Reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach
  • Strengthening the sphincter muscle
  • Reducing the amount of food, liquid, and stomach acid that flows backward into the esophagus from the stomach

Treatment may involve the following:

Lifestyle changes | Medications | Surgery

 

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