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What are the treatments for GERD?

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In brief: Treatment of GERD

• Medications
Currently, there are three main types of therapeutic medications, including anti-bloating drugs, antacids and proton pump inhibitor (PPI).
Among them, PPI has the best efficacy with effective suppression of gastric acid secretion. Patients report significant improvements with inflammation and ulcer issues after taking it for four weeks on average with a success rate of up to 90%.

Surgery
Patients who do not wish to be on long-term medication can consider undergoing a surgery to strengthen the lower oesophageal sphincter.

In brief: Treatment of GERD

• Medications
Currently, there are three main types of therapeutic medications, including anti-bloating drugs, antacids and proton pump inhibitor (PPI).
Among them, PPI has the best efficacy with effective suppression of gastric acid secretion. Patients report significant improvements with inflammation and ulcer issues after taking it for four weeks on average with a success rate of up to 90%.

Surgery
Patients who do not wish to be on long-term medication can consider undergoing a surgery to strengthen the lower oesophageal sphincter.
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