Reflux can be easily controlled
Hello sir and thanks for the query,
I have not heard of any antacid
called locik or loctite in allopathy, may be its a drug used in alternative medicine.
Reflux symptoms can be easily controlled with the proper medicines and few general measurse that should be followed daily.
First the medicines.
Propton pump inhibitors (PPI) are most extensively used all over the world to control acidity. They are very safe and come with minimal side effects.
Examples of PPI are omeprazole
Along with PPI your wife will also need prokinetics. These drugs hasten gastric emptying thereby reducing acid and food that is available for reflux.
Example is domperidone
General meausres to be followed are.
1) Eat food in small quatities and frequently.
2) Do not lie down for 2 hours after having food.
3) Practise simple breathing exercises to improve the tone of the sphincter at the lower end of the food pipe.
4) Raise the head end of the bed by placing a XXXXXXX under the head end.
If reflux symptoms have been present for a long time then it is advisable to undergo upper GI endoscopy
. By undergoing this procedure other coexistant conditions like ulcer, hiatus hernias, oesophagitis and h - pylori infection can be detected. All these can also contribute to the reflux.
Not sure about the usefullness of herbs and potions available online. I would not recommend them without a doctors advise.
All the best,
Dr Rajkishori Godhi.