Will there ever be a cure for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease?
Will there ever be a cure for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease? I have had to take a mega-dose of an extremely expensive prescription medicine, twice-daily, for eight years to control my acid reflux. Will there ever be a permanent cure? I spoke with one of the nation's leading gastroenterologists about two years ago and he told me that the ring that they can surgically insert near the sphincter connecting your stomach and esophagus may exacerbate the problem, is flaky, and is not permanent fix. Is there any hope?
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- Shana BLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
It's funny, you'd think in this day and age they'd at least have a cure for GERD! But all we can do is try to keep the acidity of the reflux down so it doesn't do more damage to the esophagus. My son has terrible reflux and takes Prevacid twice a day and now he has a polyp under his vocal cord from all the reflux.
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- KathrynLv 45 years ago
My doctor prescribed me Nexium. This worked very well, but is pretty expensive. I did try Prilosec otc and it worked very well for me as I have it ALL the time. This is over the counter and works well. If she only gets it occasionally or if she gets flares during the day, Pepcid AC works well or some Maalox. The cherry kind goes down smoother than the original flavor. I hope this helps