Reflux Treatment an Introduction
Now that we understand that the cause of the reflux disease is a chronic degenerative change of the lower esophageal sphincter, which causes weakening and the inability of that sphincter to resist the normal pressure coming from the stomach, it helps us to begin to understand how we can best treat this disease. Treatment is a very individual concept, because each of us has caused a problem or causes problems based upon our anatomy, based upon our activities, or based upon our eating habits that have occurred over time. The most basic measures that we can follow are what we will call dietary, as well as mechanical anti-reflux measures. Some of these are very simple, and just following those measures alone may be sufficient to control your symptoms and actually limit the amount of reflux that takes place.