It seems to be getting worse, even though I am not eating too many food which would cause it. The doc give me some pills (nexium). I told him, they didn't work, but he said to continue them for 3 months. It has been 2 months now I think. I am seeing the doc again in November.
Now, for the last few weeks, about 2hrs after eating (even after a small meal) I get a bit a food that comes back up into my mouth and I have to spit it out. After 2 hrs you would think the food would be mostly or all settled, right?
From the description provided it seems that you have a extreme form of GERD, which is not responsive to medical therapy. In such cases, surgery can be a good alternative to relieve the severe symptoms.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly, and stomach contents splash back, or reflux, into the esophagus.
The basic problem in patients with reflux disease is a defective lower esophageal sphincter (LES). If the LES is loose, then the barrier between the stomach and esophagus is compromised and gastric juice and food are allowed to flow freely back into the esophagus.
The most common surgical procedure performed for treatment of GERD is a Nissen fundoplication. This procedure done laparoscopically with small incisions, with patients having less pain and leaving the hospital sooner and returning to normal activity sooner too. The success rate of this operation is excellent, with immense patient satisfaction and 90% of patients are free of heartburn after the operation.
You might benefit by consulting with a gastroenterologist who can examine you and discuss the possibility of the surgery.
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