If you have followed the GE Reflux Recommendations and still feel uncomfortable, you might want to consider medications, either OTC or prescription remedies. Because of the distinct relationship between GERD/LPRD and CAID, if you are experiencing symptoms that are associated with sinus disease as well as GERD, you might want to try to
treat your sinus symptoms either first, or at least concurrently. Refer to category
5 for treatments for your particular sinus symptoms.
I find that most individuals with LPRD require medication to control their acid reflux. There are three main classes of medications used to treat LPRD:
■ Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)
I frequently find that my patients with GERD/LPRD often feel relief from their symptoms after sinus surgery. However, if your reflux problem is severe, or the excess acid cannot be
PPIs are the newest and most effective medications used to treat GERD/LPRD. This class of medicines works by completely blocking the production of stomach acid. They do this by shu
H2-blockers are drugs that block the histamine receptors in the stomach to reduce acid secretion. The chemical histamine, the same substance released during an allergic reaction, s
Antacids are medications that work by neutralizing acid that is already in the stomach. Antacids usually contain calcium, aluminum, or magnesium. Antacids containing magnesium tend
There are many lifestyle changes that you can make to control or prevent GERD/LPRD. I call this my gastroesophageal (GE) Reflux Recommendations.
GE REFLUX RECOMMENDATIONS
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After your ENT doctor takes a detailed medical history, he or she will perform a head and neck examination with a focus on the nose and the throat. If your doctor thinks that you m