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Whether you've been diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a hiatal hernia, peptic ulcer, or some other digestive disorder, it's important to know how to treat the condition. Treatment can range from lifestyle modification to medication to surgery in severe cases that don't respond to any other treatment.
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  2. Lifestyle Modification
  3. Diet Modification
  4. Antacids
  1. H2 Blockers
  2. Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)
  3. Surgery
  4. GERD Treatment in Kids

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Want immediate relief from your heartburn? Try the quick relief suggestions below.

Lifestyle Modification

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One of the first steps doctors advise their patients to take when treating chronic heartburn is to make lifestyle changes.

Diet Modification

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Anyone suffering from heartburn needs have a special acid reflux diet. Find resources on creating your acid reflux diet, foods that are safe or those that should be avoided in an acid reflux diet, and recipes that are heartburn-free and ideal for the acid reflux diet.


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When used properly, antacids are useful in relieving the occasional heartburn and indigestion. The active ingredient in antacids neutralizes stomach acid, which is what is causing the pain.

H2 Blockers

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H2 blockers, also called H2-receptor antagonists, are medicines that reduce the amount of acid the stomach produces by blocking one important producer of acid: histamine2.

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)

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Proton pump inhibitors are a group of medications that decreases the amount of acid in the stomach and intestines. They work by completely blocking the production of stomach acid. They do this by inhibiting (shutting down) a system in the stomach known as the proton pump.


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There are surgical options that may be used to treat chronic acid reflux that doesn't respond well to other treatments.

GERD Treatment in Kids

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Many people assume GERD is a disorder that occurs only in adults. Perhaps that's because the older a person gets, the odds for developing GERD increases. The fact is, however, that many children, even infants, are diagnosed with GERD every year.

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