The Medical Management of Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease.Inflamm Intest Dis 2016; 1(2):96-99II
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common global phenomenon. It is associated with the backflow of gastric contents proximally, typically due to transient relaxations of the lower oesophageal sphincter. Various factors contribute to GORD, including obesity, smoking, alcohol and pregnancy. The primary concern of GORD is its association with the development over time of Barrett's oesophagus and, ultimately, oesophageal adenocarcinoma.
This review focuses on the various medical interventions that are useful in the treatment of GORD.