Campaign Against Reflux Disease (CARD)

___________________________________ Tackle Reflux disease early so that you don't have to tackle its complications later!

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Campaign Against Reflux Disease (CARD)

Mission statement: Education! Education!! Education!!!
To overcome the ignorance about Reflux Disease


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  • Make the general population aware of the fact that Reflux disease is not normal!
  • Simple life style modifications can go a long way in improving the quality of life.
  • If simple antacids and other anti reflux measures don't help matters over a period of a 

              few  months then seek help from your local GP.

  • Alert symptoms like difficulty in swallowing, vomiting, anaemia & weight loss needs a  

              doctor's attention urgently.

  • Dont ever blame any of the above symptoms to getting older or to stress and worry.
  • Remember Prevention is always better than cure! And better to be safe than sorry!!


 

Life style modification strategy to counteract Reflux Disease:

  • Lose weight
  • 3 hour gap between last meal & lying 

             down.

              Avoid bending after a meal.

  • Elevate the head end of the bed by 6

             inches.

  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid excess caffeine, chocolate,

             peppermint, acidic juices & alcohol.

             Avoid fatty & spicy food.

  • Avoid wearing tight clothes or corsets.
  • Preferably sleep on your left side       as that reduces reflux
  • Chew Gum.


Drug therapy:

  • Antacids
  • Alginates
  • H2 Receptor antagonists PRN
  • Proton Pump Inhibitors
Dr. Pulak Sahay

Phone number: 01924-542253

Address: Level E,Gate 47, Pinderfields General Hospital,
Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 4DG