Introduction of GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a chronic health condition where a person experiences recurring episodes of acid reflux.

GERD is caused due to dysfunctioning lower esophageal sphincters (LES). The LES either relaxes very frequently or becomes weak, allowing the regurgitation of stomach contents into the esophagus. As the stomach contains acid, backflow of its contents may irritate the food pipe, producing intractable symptoms

When to get the treatment for GERD ?

Most patients experience GERD symptoms that include:

  • Bad breath
  • Dental caries
  • Burping, associated with acid/bitter aftertaste in the mouth
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Hoarseness in the voice
  • The feeling of a lump in the throat
  • Burning sensation in the chest (heartburn), often radiating to the throat

The tightness in the chest produced by acid reflux is usually mistaken for a sign of a heart attack. Thus, one must know the difference between the two.

Preparation for GERD

Usually, doctors conduct upper endoscopy to diagnose the condition of GERD. Thus, when you arrive, you’ll be asked to change into a hospital gown, and you’ll need to remove any jewelry. A healthcare professional will check vital signs like blood oxygen, blood pressure, and heart rate and place an intravenous (IV) line into your hand or arm.

Treatment at Sun Care Center

Dr. Tejaswini Tumma is the topmost professional doctor who has treated many patients with GERD and can treat patients effectively. So, if you are looking for the best gastroenterology clinic in Hyderabad for GERD-related problems, visit Sun Care Center today.

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