Managing GERD will help lower the chances of long term problems and damage. It will also help ease symptoms that make it harder to perform day to day activities. The goals are to:

  • Lower the amount of acid made in the stomach
  • Make the sphincter muscle stronger
  • Lower the food, liquid, and stomach acid that flows backwards into the esophagus

GERD is treated with a mix of medicines and lifestyle changes. If these don't work, surgery may be an option. If you have other conditions that cause GERD or make it worse, they will need to be treated as well.

GERD treatment includes:

Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgery

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Daus Mahnke, MD
  • Review Date: 06/2018 -
  • Update Date: 08/20/2018 -