Treatment protocol aims at:
- Giving relief from the heart burn and chest pain
- Prevent recurrence by healing and repairing the tissue
- Regular intake of supplements can help in long term relief and maintaining normal
The first line of treatment should always be avoiding the causative factors. If the problem
persists then consider the following treatment protocol.
1.Regurgitation of food or sour liquid, bad breath - Due to unhealthy diet and habits
resulting in deranged digestion and too much acid in the stomach stagnating the food
particles in the stomach and resulting in reflux along with bad breath. Bilva, Godanti,
Vidanga, Yasthimadhu, Amalaki, Haritaki and Bibhitaki regulate the acid production
and reduce the acidity of the gastric juice.
2.A burning sensation in your chest worsening at night, Nighttime acid reflux
associated with Chronic cough and Disrupted sleep, Difficulty swallowing - Due to
excessive acidic content and concentration of acid in the stomach getting higher at night,
it results in burning sensation and acid reflux. Also in lying position, it is easier for acid to
back up causing acid reflux worse and at times trigger the cough reflux and difficulty
swallowing by irritating the throat and sleep becomes disrupted. Managing this condition
with Kamadudha, Shankha vati, Laghu Sootshekhar, Shivakshar pachan will
normalise the acid production, stimulate digestion and ease the pain.
(The above mentioned Ayurvedic drugs are Herbs and Herbo-mineral preparations)
Other treatments - Practicing pranayama and yoga asanas help to relieve stress and also
provide long time relief from GERD.