Oxford Online Pharmacy Acid Reflux Service and Information
If you suffer from acid reflux, Oxford Online Pharmacy provides an online consultation with a GMC registered doctor. Please select your medication and complete the online doctor's questionnaire. Your medical history will then be assessed by our doctor and, if approved, a prescription will be issued. If you already have a private or NHS prescription, you can select the medication specified by your doctor and send your prescription to Oxford Online Pharmacy. Your prescribed medication will be dispensed and sent discreetly to your address when we have received your prescription.
Introduction & Symptoms
Acid reflux is a common condition particularly amongst adults aged 40 and above and can also affect children. It is also known as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and occurs when acid leaks from the stomach into the oesophagus. The oesophagus or gullet is the tube which runs from the mouth to the stomach.
The most common symptoms are:-
What Causes It?
Acid reflux is caused when the lower oesophageal sphincter opens to let food move into the stomach, but doesn't close properly causing acid to leak up from the stomach.
Contributing factors may include:-
Acid Reflux Treatment and Heartburn Relief
You can start by seeing if changes to your diet work first. Most people respond well to medication, but symptoms may return quite quickly. If this happens you may need to return to medication. In some instances, you may need to take medication on a long term basis.
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