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GASTROESOPHGEAL REFLUX DISEASE

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a long-term condition where acid from the stomach comes up (reflux backs) into the esophagus.
Esophageal
Heartburn, Dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing), Odonophagia (painful swallowing), Belching
Extraesophgeal
Cough, Wheezing, Sore throat, Globus sensation (foreign body sensation), Epigastric pain ,No cardiac chest pain, Headache, Bad breath
Being overweight, Overeating, Eating foods such as citrus, chocolate, and fatty or spicy foods, Having caffeine, Having alcohol, Smoking. Using aspirin and over-the-counter pain and fever medicines. These include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and naproxen
GERD can be a problem if it's not treated because, over time, the reflux of stomach acid damages the tissue lining the esophagus, causing inflammation and pain. In adults, long-lasting, untreated GERD can lead to permanent damage of the esophagus and sometimes even cancer.
Treatment involve life style modification, medical management, endoscopy and endoscopy intervention , surgery?
a) Upper GI endoscopy to look for Hiatus hernia and H pylori.
b) Esophgeal manometry
c) 24 hr esophageal PH monitoring
1. Radiofrequency ablation of the GE Junction with Stretta catheter
2. Suturing of GE junction using either mucosal sutures with Endocinch device or full thickness suture placement (GERD-X)
3. ARMS (Anti reflux mucosectomy)
Alcohol, Caffeine, Carbonated beverages, Chocolate, Citrus fruits and juices, Tomatoes and tomato-based foods, Garlic and Mint. etc