Articles on: Acid Reflux

When should I seek treatment for acid reflux?

You should consider seeking treatment for acid reflux if you experience frequent or persistent symptoms that affect your daily life or quality of life.

Symptoms such as:
Frequent heartburn
Regurgitation of acid into the mouth
Difficulty swallowing
Chest pain, or
Persistent hoarseness or sore throat

These symptoms may indicate underlying acid reflux or related complications.

If you find that over-the-counter antacids or lifestyle modifications provide only temporary relief, or if your symptoms worsen despite self-care measures, it's important to consult with a healthcare provider to consider chronic management.
Additionally, if you have risk factors for complications such as Barrett's esophagus or esophageal cancer, such as long-standing acid reflux, obesity, or a family history of these conditions, seeking medical evaluation and treatment is advisable to prevent potential complications and ensure optimal management of your acid reflux symptoms.

Updated on: 23/05/2024

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