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Feeling acid in the mouth due to lax cardia. Any surgery to correct this?

Hi I ve suffered acid for 10 years and had a endoscopy(for the third time) which showed a lax cardia is allowing this to is has been really bad over last 6-8 months with acid in my mouth every morning.Is there an operation to correct this and what does it entail.i am 42 and get down over this illness as it stops me sleeping and is horrible to have.The tablets don t seem to control symptoms very well anymore.
Asked On : Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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Jun 2015
Hello dear...
The symptoms as mentioned by you suggest that you might be having Gastro esophageal reflux disease, which is caused by the reflux of acid from stomach to esophagus due to relaxation of the sphincter at the lower part of esophagus.
Medical management consist of taking Proton pump inhibitors like Omeprazole, Pantoprazole,etc. (which prevent acid formation in stomach)
Surgical treatment includes Fundoplication, in which the upper part of the stomach is wrapped around the lower esophageal sphincter to strengthen the sphincter and prevent acid reflux. will be better to consult a Gastrosurgeon for further management.
Other than that...avoid consuming irritating substances such as acidic & rich foods, caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol.
Try to sleep on the left side, or with your upper body raised.
There is no need to will be fine.
Wish you a good health & speedy recovery.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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