A comprehensive diagnosis is the first step towards the right treatment. The complications because of reflux of acid can be easily diagnosed by a simple test known as ENDOSCOPY In this process a small 9mm wide camera mounted over a tube goes into the food pipe and the stomach, which makes the whole area visible on a T.V. Monitor.
Care and Guidance :
This is a common disease but can lead to fatal complications. So early diagnosis and treatment are desirable. However, The general guidelines are :
- Avoid fried and fatty foods.
- Consume less water with meals.
- Do not sleep / lie down / bend / stoop immediately after taking meals. Go for a walk.
- Avoid smoking.
- Avoid citrus fruits, excess of tea and coffee.