Thanks for writing in.
It seems you have gastroesophageal reflux disease
and there are several steps you need to take in addition to the medication to manage it:
a. Eat small meals at regular intervals
b. Eat an early dinner. There should be atleast 2 hours gap between eating and going to bed.
c. Avoid caffeine, alcohol and smoking
d. Elevate your head about 2-4 inches with a couple of pillows while sleeping.
In addition to dexilant, you need to be started on a prokinetic agent like domperidone
. This is a prescription drug and please speak with your physician about this. Also, speak with your physician about H.pylori treatment. Sometimes, this bacterium can cause a peptic ulcer
which leads to such symptoms.
can lead to Barrett's oesophagus and to esophageal cancer, it does not lead to stomach cancer
. I would like to reassure you that you would be fine.