Treatments for Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

Laparoscopic surgery

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)  is a common condition, where acid from the stomach leaks up into the oesophagus.  GORD can affect everyone, even children, but mostly affects adults aged 40 and over.Risk factors include obesity, pregnancy, smoking, hiatus hernia, and taking certain medicines.The most common symptomsinclude heart burn,chest pain, vomiting.
Treatment aims at decreasing the amount of reflux and reducing damage to the lining of the oesophagus from refluxed materials.Avoiding foods and beverages that are identified as triggering symptoms is recommended. These may include chocolate, peppermint, fatty foods, coffee and alcoholic beverages. Foods and beverages that can irritate a damaged oesophageal lining – such as citrus fruits and juices, tomato products and pepper – may also need to be avoided. Reflux Surgery is a surgical method recommended to treat gastrointestinal diseases

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