Acid reflux (gastro-esophageal reflux disease) is a very common disorder that involves the regurgitation of stomach into the esophagus. The disorder produces symptoms such as heartburn, sore throat and aches, swallowing difficulty and difficulty in breathing.
Some people experience sporadic symptoms of acid reflux, which tends to intensify after meals and at night. However, most patients with acid reflux disease may experience ongoing, persistent symptoms. If you or a loved one suffered from cancer after taking medication for acid reflux or heartburn, you can file Zantac Cancer Lawsuits against medical staff.
People who are confronted with acid reflux on a time basis is often exposed to the development of serious complications such as Barrett's esophagus and even esophageal cancer. In order to keep the disorder under control and to avoid further complications, people with chronic forms of acid reflux medicine requires appropriate care.
Acid reflux treatment includes drugs that normalize the stomach from gastric acid production. Given the fact that most cases involve excess acid reflux of digestive juices and pepsin in the stomach level, the treatment of gastro-esophageal reflux disease is very similar to the treatment of ulcers or gastritis.
The most common medications used in the treatment of acid reflux is antacids. Although they provide rapid symptom relief for patients with acid reflux, these drugs also have some minuses. Antacids have limited action and they can only act to temporarily control the acidity of the stomach. Also, they are not strong enough to improve the symptoms of acid reflux in a more serious form of the disorder.