Thank you for the query.
is very common disease caused by increased stomach acid secretion. It is not serious when treated property. In most cases it cannot be cured completely as it is severe disease. But the symptoms can be well controlled by medicines (like Rabeprazol you have been prescribed) and diet (no fatty foods, no coffee, no spicy foods, avoid soft drinks and fruit juices, last meal should be 2 hours before sleeping, drink more mineral water). If not controlled can cause stomach and esophagus inflammation
or even Barrets esophagus (what leads to esophageal cancer). No surgery is necessary if the symptoms can be controlled with diet and medicine. In some cases vagal nerve incision
can be performed.
As GERD is very often associated with asthma
, you should also visit pulmunologist and have blow tests performed.
Hope this will help.