What is acid reflux?
When you feel a burning pain or heartburn at the level of your lower chest, it is an acid reflux which arises as the flow of stomach acid retreats to the food pipe because the lower esophageal sphincter does not shut down. The diet and the activities done can determine the frequency of symptoms.
Diagnosis can be done when acid reflux happens more than once a week. 50 to 70 percent of the population suffers from gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD worldwide. Serious complications can be the result of a persistent burning pain.
Who is this procedure for?
- Patients suffering from anti-reflux barrier failure
- Patients with lower esophageal dysfunction
- Overweight patients (body mass index over 30 kg / m)
What Causes this Disease?
The major causes that can lead to gastroesophageal reflux disease are the following:
- Deficiency of anti-reflux barrier.
- Malfunction of the lower esophagus.
- Overweight (Body Mass Index (BMI) more than 30 kg/m).
Who are the People having a Higher Risk of Having this Disease?
The development of gastroesophageal reflux can be the consequence of weight gain. Despite the fact that you are not obese does not prevent this disease because abdominal pressure can contribute to the weakening the anti-reflux barrier. Gastroesophageal reflux can exacerbate in case of pregnancy or the treatment of some cardiovascular diseases through certain medications. People who smoke or drink alcohol are more likely to be threatened.
What are the Examinations Necessary for this Disease?
Proton pump inhibitors prove their efficiency in treating young people who have any particular signs of the disease. However, their efficacy can be limited to 40% of cases who have unusual symptoms.
Barrett’s esophagus can be diagnosed through esophagogastroduodenoscopy that is considered to be the best examination for people who are over 50 years old.
pH meter will be suggested if the endoscopy is normal.
How can it be Treated in Istanbul?
The treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease possesses two goals:
On one hand, it intends to alleviate the pain felt by the patient.
On the other hand, lesions in severe esophagitis must be cured in order to hinder complications from happening again.
The doctor, who will be in charge of treating your disease in the clinics or hospitals in Turkey, Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya, and Izmir, will offer you a number of recommendations such as:
- Weight loss which will be beneficial for your health in general.
- Fatty meals must be avoided, especially in the evening.
- Going to bed too early after eating a meal should be avoided.
- Potentially disturbing foods should be removed from your diet.
Can a Surgery be an Option?
Young people who are in good health and rely on proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy daily are the best candidates for surgery. If certain symptoms continue to exist, they will not be related to gastroesophageal reflux. A laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication is performed to create an anti-reflux valve, reduce esophageal orifice hernias, and reinforce the esophageal sphincter.
The Price of the Treatment of this Disease in Turkey and Istanbul
Turquie santé will provide you with the least expensive prices to allow you to treat your gastroesophageal reflux disease in clinics or hospitals in Turkey, Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara, and Antalya.
The price entails other additional advantages such as:
- Surgeon and anesthesiologist fees
- Consultations before and after the surgery
- Airport reception upon arrival.
- Full care at the clinic
- Accommodation in a luxury 5-star hotel.