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If you suffer form heartburn, or acid reflux, then you’ll
know that you need
medication to prevent an attack. By
visiting your local drugstore you should be able to find
many acid medication reflux treatments to prevent your
reflux.

There are different forms of medication that can be taken
for heartburn and
acid reflux. Each one will react in a
different way. Their effect on acid reflux varies for each
person, but with all these forms of
acid medication reflux
relief is the still might not be at hand for you. Especially if
you suffer from serious acid reflux.

Mild forms of acid reflux can be treated with antacids.
There are stronger forms of antacids like Mylanta II,
Maalox II and Riopan. The liquid forms of antacid are
more preferred by a greater number of people than the
tablet variety. Whatever type of antacid that you take,
they need to be swallowed 30 to 60 minutes after your
meals and before going to bed.

Many doctors advise against eating certain types of
foods. These foods have chemicals that can trigger
acid
reflux. Thus avoiding foods like chocolate and
peppermints as well as tomatoes and products that are
made from tomatoes can lessen the chance of stomach
acid refluxing into the esophagus and causing heartburn
and
acid reflux.  

There is a number of stomach acid medication reflux
reducing drugs on the market these days. These acid
reducers are called histamine receptor blockers. Proton-
Pump Inhibitors or PPIs are found to be just as effective
at inhibiting the acid production within your stomach and
prevent excess stomach acids from refluxing into the
esophagus. Drugs like Prokinetic or Motility have the
ability to close the lower esophageal sphincter muscle
more tightly. The use of additional drug therapy, like
Omepraxole or Lansoprazole can heal esophageal
inflammation very quickly. These drugs are a valuable aid
in
acid medication reflux.

Surgery is considered only if the symptoms of acid reflux
don’t respond to other acid medication reflux treatments.
About less than 25% of people who have acid reflux
requires surgery. During this minimally invasive reflux
procedure which is carried out through the belly button,
specialists use pencil-thin cameras to see a detailed
picture inside of the body.

From there they insert other tiny instruments through
small incisions into the body to surgically correct the
acid
reflux disorder. Thus a newer and more efficient
esophageal valve is created by wrapping the stomach
pleat around the esophagus. This surgical procedure is
called Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication.

Not everyone needs it, but if your acid reflux, or
heartburn won’t respond to
acid medication reflux
treatments, then you might need to consider this as an
option. Remember to get a valid second opinion
whenever you are considering surgery.



                         
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By
James Kesel,MS