Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) is a severe form of acid reflux; when acid from the stomach leaks into the oesophagus (the tube connecting your stomach and throat) and causes a burning sensation in the chest, pain and inflammation.
Normally, there is a barrier between the stomach and the oesophagus that prevents the acid from escaping. In acid reflux, this barrier is weakened and impaired.
Omeprazole is an effective and established medicine for the treatment of acid reflux
Lansoprazole is available in capsule or orodispersible form to effectively treat acid reflux
Esomeprazole (the active ingredient for Nexium) is an effective medicine for the treatment of acid reflux
Pantoprazole is an effective medicine for the treatment of acid reflux
Gaviscon Double Action peppermint flavour tablets for heart burn and indigestion
Gaviscon Double Action Mint brings long lasting relief from the pain and discomfort of heartburn and acid indigestion.
Losec MUPS are dispersible tablets which you can dissolve in water if you have difficulty swallowing
Gaviscon Double Action mint flavour liquid sachets for heartburn and indigestion
The main symptoms are heartburn, bloating and belching, bad breath, acid reflux, nausea, vomiting, pain or difficulty swallowing.
Some people find that they suffer from lifelong acid reflux. However, you can reduce the chances by eating smaller portions and more often, raising the head of your bed, staying a healthy weight, and avoiding foods and drink that triggers your acid reflux.
Although there is no cure for GORD, it can be treated by:
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