When you don’t immediately diagnose or treat your GERD, long-term complications can arise that sometimes cannot be corrected, even after finally treating your GERD. Below, we will take a look at a few possible complications of GERD and how you can more earlier diagnose and treat your GERD, before these issues wreak havoc.
The LINX® procedure involves the placing of a small, flexible band of magnets surrounded in titanium beads around the esophagus. The beads emit a magnetic attraction that works to strengthen the LES. It’s an incredibly innovative technology, and a great alternative to more invasive surgical options like Nissen fundoplication. Here are five things we love about the LINX® Procedure:
Silent reflux disease presents symptoms that are not so common and definitely not what the average person would describe as heartburn or acid reflux. If you’re experience strange symptoms related to your throat or breathing, which get worse after a meal, you may want to look over these indicative silent reflux symptoms.
If you’ve been recently diagnosed with or suspect you may have a hiatal hernia, you may be surprised to know that there are two types of hiatal hernias you may suffer from. Below, we take a look at the difference between these two types: paraesophageal and sliding hernias, and also discuss hiatal hernia treatment.