Reflux, or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD), is a chronic digestive disorder where stomach acid or bile flows back into the oesophagus.
This backwash (acid reflux) can irritate the lining of the oesophagus, causing discomfort and potential complications.
Around 11.6% adult Australians suffer from GORD.
Causes and risk factors for GORD include:
Symptoms of GORD include:
GORD affects about 20% of the adult population globally.
In Australia, it's estimated that around 11.6% of adults suffer from GORD.
De-prescribing in GORD often involves gradually reducing medications while emphasizing lifestyle and dietary changes.
De-prescribing programs for GORD can be successful with careful planning, lifestyle modifications, and ongoing care.