When you have heartburn and acid reflux, your lower esophageal sphincter opens when it shouldn’t. This causes acid from your stomach to wash back up into your esophagus.
Over time, the constant backwash of stomach acid can irritate and damage your esophagus. If this happens, it can lead to complications like swelling or narrowing of your esophagus. If you have acid reflux disease and your symptoms like chest pain, acid taste in your mouth or burning in the back of your throat come back or get worse, it could be a sign that your treatment need to be adjusted.
In Express Urgent Care clinics, we have physicians expert in gastrointestinal disorders. We have many diagnostic tools help us to reach the diagnosis of your problem.
Our services include:
– Laboratory and screening tests
– H-Pylori Breath Test
When you have acid reflux, this means that something in your body isn’t working the way it should. For example, your lower esophageal sphincter might be weak or something could be putting extra pressure on your stomach.
A weakened lower esophageal sphincter can be a result of:
* Drinking Alcohol
* Eating certain foods like foods high in fat.
Extra pressure on your stomach can be caused by:
* Eating large meals
* Wearing tightly fitting clothes
* Being overweight
Ask our doctors how can you change your lifestyle and how eat smaller meals. Ask how to control your weight because carrying extra pounds puts pressure on your stomach. In our offices, we have certain methods that can help you lose weight.
Express Healthcare is a walk-in urgent care clinics located on Greenbelt Rd in Premier Medical Center and on Baltimore Ave near the University of Maryland. Talk to us today if you have any symptom.