Consult Top Doctors Online for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Instant Chat & Video Consultation with General Physician near you.

1st Consultation Free

Top Doctors in General Physician for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

  • Dr. Faiyaz Ali

    MD - General Medicine, MRCP, MBBS

    MD - General Medicine, MRCP, MBBS

    General Physician

    38+ years exp

  • Consult Now

  • Dr. Belliappa CMA

    MD - Aerospace Medicine, DIH, Diploma in Hospital Administration

    MD - Aerospace Medicine, DIH, Diploma in Hospital Administration

    General Physician

    27+ years exp

  • Consult Now

  • Dr. S. Ravindra Kumar

    MD- General Medicine

    MD- General Medicine

    General Physician

    26+ years exp

  • Consult Now

View More on App

Download mfine App now

Give a missed call to 08061914343
to Download the App
  • Give a missed call to 08061914343 to
    Download the App
  • Mobile

Overview

The gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD develops when the acid in the stomach flows back in the tube that connects the mouth and the stomach. The reflux of the acid irritates the esophageal lining. The mild type of GERD occurs twice every week; whereas the moderate to the severe type occurs once every week. Peppermint, chocolates, fatty or fried foods, alcoholic beverages, and coffee contribute to the development of GERD.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Symptoms

The common symptoms of the GERD are

  • Burning sensation or heartburn in the chest generally after eating that might be worse during the night.
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Regurgitation of the food or the sour liquid
  • Lump sensation in the throat

In the case of a nighttime reflux, the patient would experience symptoms such as follows:

  • A chronic cough
  • Laryngitis
  • Worsening asthma
  • Disrupted sleep

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Causes

During swallowing the circular muscle band around the lower part of the esophagus relax for allowing liquids and food to flow in the stomach. This is followed by the closure of the sphincter. If it weakens or abnormally relaxes, the acid from the stomach can flow into the esophagus causing irritation and inflammation of the esophageal lining.

Obesity and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

There is a correlation between the body mass index (BMI) of an individual and the development of GERD. According to a survey, overweight people with a BMI or 25 to 30 is likely to get the acid reflux twice as more than those who have normal weight.

Diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Reflux

Come across adept gastroesophageal reflux disease specialist who would be able to diagnose GERD on the basis of physical examination and diagnostic tests such as upper endoscopy, ambulatory acid probe test, esophageal manometry, X-ray of the upper part of the digestive system.

Understanding Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

The development of the gastroesophageal reflux disease can be attributed to the backwash of the stomach acid into the esophagus causing the damage of the esophageal lining.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Treatment

You can find renowned general physicians at mfine who would suggest dietary and lifestyle changes for treating GERD. The treatment is aimed at reducing the backwash of stomach acid or limiting the damage caused to the esophageal lining from the refluxed materials. Patients suffering from GERD is instructed by the doctor to avoid alcohol, chocolates, fatty or fried foods that causes the weakening of the LES.

For treating infants or children suffering from GERD, you can get in touch with eminent pediatricians at mfine. Treatment of infants suffering from GERD includes keeping the infant in an upright position after feeding, keeping the head of the bed elevated etc. In severe cases the pediatrician uses pharmacologic intervention.

Get in touch with gastroesophageal reflux disease doctors near me at mfine to get superior quality treatment of GERD.

Top Hospitals for General Physician

Give a missed call to 08061914343
to Download the App
  • Give a missed call to 08061914343 to
    Download the App
  • Mobile