What Treatment Options are Available for GERD?
Because GERD is a chronic condition, patients often need to monitor symptoms throughout the course of their lives. For some patients, treatment to control symptoms and prevent complications may be required on a regular basis or may increase over time. The most important goals of any GERD treatment regimen are symptom control, prevention of GERD-related complications and healing of esophagitis.
Depending on the severity of GERD-related symptoms, treatment may involve:
- Lifestyle modifications
- Medical therapy
- Antireflux surgery
It is important to remember that GERD is a chronic condition and that treatment of this disease involves a step-wise approach based on symptom severity.
If GERD symptoms affect your life, consult your physician to discuss appropriate treatment.