Regurgitation is a problem for patients with GERD
People with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) often take medication to control or suppress their stomach acid to allow their throat to heal.
People with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) often take medication to control or suppress their stomach acid to allow their throat to heal. But a new study of patients on over-the-counter medication revealed that not all of the symptoms from GERD go away when on these treatments. This might suggest that patients switch to prescription-only Effexor or other reflux medications.
In the study by researchers at Northwestern University, which was published in the April 2013 edition of Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, a multinational dataset was examined across 134 different sites in six European countries. The researchers assessed the impact of GERD on people's work productivity, sleep and overall quality of life using the Reflux Disease Questionnaire. Individuals also provided researchers with information about if and how often they were taking over-the-counter medication to help control their GERD.
Though the over the counter medication prevented heartburn in many individuals, 13 percent of those whose heartburn was controlled had frequent regurgitation occurring between three and seven days per week. The regurgitation of food disturbed nearly 60 percent of people's sleep and interfered with productivity at work, prompting the individuals to use more medication.
For people who have frequent acid reflux and heartburn that affects their daily lives, one good option is to visit their primary care physicians. If the doctors suspect they have something more serious, they will send you to a gastroenterologist. Otherwise, get a prescription for Effexor, which blocks acid production and allows the esophagus to heal, and then fill it online at a Canadian online pharmacy. This is an efficient, cost-effective option for treating one's symptoms of GERD?, frequent heartburn and reflux.