Once your doctor reviews your symptoms and medical history, they will perform a physical examination and order a series of tests to confirm the diagnosis, including:
- Digestive X-rays.
- Endoscopy: allows the assessment of the degree of burn of the esophagus mucosa, the functionality of the lower esophageal sphincter, the existence of hiatal hernia, and the presence of Barrett's esophagus, a diagnosis that is confirmed by taking biopsies.
- pH test: through a probe in your esophagus, it is possible to measure the frequency and intensity of stomach acid regurgitation.
- Esophageal manometry: measures the functionality of the esophageal muscles.
The treatment will be focused on controlling the symptoms produced by gastroesophageal reflux and its origin through the intake of antacids and medications that help inhibit or block acid production. However, in extreme cases, surgery may be required.
At the ABC Medical Center Internal Medicine Department we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies, of chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.