Acid Reflux Treatment in Portland and Milwaukie, Oregon
Acid reflux is also known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), which is commonly referred to as heartburn. You might have eaten your favorite pizza, or burger, but don’t feel quite right. Acid reflux occurs when food, acid contents, bilious material or pancreatic juices travel back up into your esophagus. When this occurs, it can cause trouble more than twice a week, making you feel uncomfortable. And when this occurs, getting to the root of the problem is the most important step.
If you suffer from horrible, persistent heartburn, relief can be as simple as a diet and lifestyle changes. Some steps that you can take to reduce your symptoms, include:
- Eat smaller meals more frequently throughout the day
- Quit smoking
- Put blocks under the head of your bed to raise it at least 4 inches
- Don’t eat at least 2 to 3 hours before laying down
- Take steps to lose weight
- Ask your ENT doctor for proper medication
In many cases, lifestyle changes can be combined with over-the-counter medications for proper management of your acid reflux disease. Talk to our ENT doctor for more information on acid reflux treatment and what the best options are for you.
For more information on Acid reflux, or to schedule an appointment for treatment options call us at (503) 513-8693 today!