24/7 medical aid on Berezniakovskaia Street 30B. Call an ambulance or come over by yourself 24/7

Treatment of heartburn

A heartburn, caused by the gastroesophageal reflux disease, ranks the third in terms of popularity among the diseases of the digestive organs after the ulcer and gallstone diseases. The reflux disease or reflux esophagitis is the periodically repeating episodes of reflux of the acidic stomach contents in the esophagus that results in damaging the lower sections of the esophagus.

CAUSES FOR APPEARANCE OF HEARTBURN

The main cause for appearance of the heartburn (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is the excessive impact of hydrochloric acid on the walls of the esophagus. It happens due to disturbance in functioning of the lower esophageal sphincter, the function of which is to regulate the passing of food from the esophagus to stomach.

The other causes for appearance of GERD are:

  • abnormality of chemical properties of the saliva;
  • bad muscle tone of the esophagus;
  • bad gastric motor activity;
  • high abdominal pressure etc.

The reflux is quite often developed among overweight people, smokers and alcohol abusers. The factors, which contribute to the development of the disease, also include stresses, consumption of spicy and fatty food and intake of certain medications.

SYMPTOMS OF GERD

The main symptoms of GERD are:

  • burping;
  • heartburn;
  • pain in the back and behind the breastbone, irradiating to the neck and jaw;
  • painful swallowing;
  • unexplainable dry cough.

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF HEARTBURN

The different diagnostic examinations are performed for detecting the process of reflux of stomach content into the esophagus. The endoscopic examination makes it possible to confirm the presence of reflux and assess the degree of the mucosa. The 24 hour pH-metry of the esophagus is performed for determining the frequency, duration and degree of intensity of reflux.  With suspicion of Barret esophagus, the esophagus biopsy and the histological examination are performed, as it is possible to diagnose the epithelial degeneration only through such method. The treatment of GERD can be administered by the conservative or surgical method. 

 

The medication treatment of the heartburn consists of the intake of the following medications:

  • antacids (for decreasing the acidicity of the stomach content);
  • preparations for suppression of gastric functions;
  • prokinetics for normalization of the motor function of the gastrointestinal tract.

The intake of ursodeoxyfolicacid is prescribed in case of reflux of the content of the duodenum. The patients are strongly recommended giving up smoking (in case, if there is such a habit), fully stopping drinking alcohol, and in case of obesity – losing weight.  It is not recommended bending forward and lying after eating. It is forbidden to wear tight clothes, leading to the increase of intraabdominal pressure, overeat and eat before going to bed. You should also exclude the fatty and spicy food, strong coffee and black tea, sparkling drinks, chocolate and citruses from your diet. The surgical methods of treatment are applied in case of presence of the pronounced narrowing of the lumen of the esophagus as well as in case of heavy bleedings.

WHY OXFORD MEDICAL

The highly qualified specialists work in the clinic for you. The professionalism of doctors and best cutting-edge equipment in the clinic allow diagnosing and treating a quite wide range of gastroenterological diseases.

The treatment in the Gastroenterology Department of Oxford Medical is

  • a comprehensive diagnostics (gastroscopy, capsule endoscopy, colonoscopy, ultrasonography, analyses);
  • consultation with related specialists (proctologist, endoscopist, neurologist etc.);
  • day patient treatment, controlled by the doctors.
  • flexible price policy. 

Our EXPERTS

all experts



Skibalo Svetlana Anatolievna

Gastroenterologist Video CV
Skibalo Svetlana AnatolievnaGastroenterologist Video CV

st. Predslavinskaya 29;

Glubochitskaya street, 40X;

information about doctor

Kirichenko Viktoria Nikolaevna

Gastroenterologist
Kirichenko Viktoria NikolaevnaGastroenterologist

Glubochitskaya street, 40X;

information about doctor

Special offers




current information

Video reviews

A true guarantee of quality and comfortable treatments are thousands of satisfied patients

  • Наталья, г. Киев

    department: Gastroenterology

  • Пациент проктологического и гастроэнтерологического отделений

    department: Gastroenterology

  • Мария Киев

    department: Gastroenterology

  • Наталья, г. Киев

    department: Gastroenterology

  • Пациент проктологического и гастроэнтерологического отделений

    department: Gastroenterology

  • Мария Киев

    department: Gastroenterology

Text reviews

29-03-2016 гастроэнтеролог-замечательный врач!Сразу видно профессионал, который знает свое дело, добрый, чуткий и отзывчивый! Все понятно и доходчиво расскажет и посоветует! Спасибо огромное!!!!!
07-02-2014 Был в гастроэнтерологии у Скибало Светланы Анатольевны,хороший врач, Очень рад, что попал к этому доктору. Не побоюсь посоветовать своим, если не дай бог понадобится
Спасибо!

Благодарим за Ваш запрос. В ближайшее время менеджер свяжется с вами

Оставить сообщение для администрации клиники
Your personal information will not be published on the site

make an appointment

If you can not find the desired information - contact us convenient for you