Gastro esophageal reflux disease
is caused by the reflux of acid from stomach to esophagus due to relaxation of the sphincter at the lower part of esophagus.
Management consists of:
1. Lifestyle modification- like weight reduction, sleeping on the left side, or with upper body raised.
2. Dietary modification- avoid consuming irritating substances such as acidic & rich foods, caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol.
3. Medical management- Proton pump
inhibitors like Omeprazole
,etc. (which prevent acid formation in stomach)
Ganaton is a Prokinetic drug which also helps to strengthen the lower esophageal sphincter.
So...the medicine prescribed by your Doctor is correct.
Please continue them as advised.
Once the symptoms are under control, the medications can be tapered down or stopped as per advised.
If symptoms still persist, it will be better to consult a Gastroenterologist
There is no need to worry...you will be fine.
Wish you a good health & speedy recovery.
Thanks & Take care.