Acid Reflux Treatment

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Acid reflux disease is often a precursor to serious long-term problems for a patient suffering from severe obesity. Metabolic and bariatric surgery treatments can offer significant relief too many patients suffering from the symptoms of acid reflux, and reduce their risk of future complications.

Metabolic surgery supports rapid weight loss, changes the way the food is processed in the body, and alters the body’s metabolism.

These changes help address the problem of acid reflux, and allow a patient to return to a healthier lifestyle. Fellowship trained bariatric surgeon Dr. Wiljon Beltre provides weight loss procedures to patients in Orlando, Tampa, Maitland, Central Florida, and surrounding locations across the horizon.


Linkage between Obesity and Acid Reflux

Researchers increasingly point towards a potential relationship between acid reflux and obesity. Pressure of the excess abdominal fat on the stomach may cause or aggravate the problem of acid reflux. By pressing on the stomach, intragastric pressure is increased, and the lower esophageal sphincter is forced open, allowing the escape of stomach acids.

Hiatal hernia, a common condition among severely obese people, can also cause acid reflux disease because large hiatal hernias may prevent sufficient closure of the sphincter muscle. Furthermore, hormonal changes occurring due to obesity may also contribute to the development of acid reflux, although the relationship between metabolic changes and GERD is not fully understood as yet.


Treatment with Metabolic Surgery

Metabolic and bariatric surgery procedures are ideally suited for many obese individuals who want to get rid of the problem of acid reflux. If dietary changes and medications have not helped a patient find relief from the symptoms of acid reflux, metabolic surgery can prove to be an effective solution for them.

In other words, metabolic surgery leads to quick reduction of belly fat, which mitigates the pressure on the stomach. When this is combined with a healthier diet regimen as part of a long term weight loss program, many patients will experience a significant moderation of their acid reflux symptoms. The more they lose weight, the better it will help to resolve the symptoms of acid reflux.


Benefits of Metabolic Surgery

Metabolic surgeries such as gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy provide benefits beyond just enabling a patient to achieve significant weight loss. These procedures alter the ways in which food is processed in the body, which paves the way for a potential reduction in the symptoms of acid reflux.

These surgeries are designed to create a smaller stomach pouch. Once this happens, the volume of stomach acids in the pouch will also reduce. Researchers believe that the reduction of these acids may contribute to the decrease of symptoms of acid reflux after the surgery.

Researchers also believe that the reduction in digestive hormones and anatomical changes altering the mechanisms by which food goes through the digestive tract may also support a decrease in acid reflux. Outstanding and sagacious bariatric surgeon Dr. Beltre receives patients from Orlando, Tampa, Maitland, Central Florida, and other cities and suburbs in The Sunshine State for weight loss surgeries.

Important Note: If the weight is regained, diabetes and other conditions could return.

To find out more about the procedures & treatments performed by Orlando Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Wiljon Beltre, at The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Call 321-499-6505 or Click Here to Schedule a Consultation.

Important Note: If the weight is regained, diabetes and other conditions could return.

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