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Beat the Burn 

GERD Treatment Options at Baylor Waxahachie

Chronic heartburn may be caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, a condition in which stomach contents leak backward into the esophagus. It is generally treated by lifestyle changes and medication. Surgery is an option if other treatments don’t control your symptoms.

Diet & Lifestyle Changes

You may be able to prevent heartburn by avoiding the foods and beverages that seem to trigger your symptoms. For some people, these include carbonated beverages, chocolate, citrus, tomatoes and spicy or fatty foods.

Symptom Relief through Medication

You can try over-the-counter antacids, although they may not control your symptoms for very long. Other over-the-counter and prescription drugs also can treat GERD.

When to Consider Surgery

If changing your lifestyle and taking medication doesn’t work, anti-reflux surgery may be an option for you to consider. Heartburn, regurgitation and other symptoms typically get much better after surgery, but you may still need medication to control heartburn.

You Don’t Have to Suffer

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