Constant heartburn, chest pain, nausea, sore throat and upper abdominal pain are all indicators of one of the most common digestive diseases in the United States: acid reflux disease. This painful and troublesome condition occurs when the ring of muscle that allows food into the stomach relaxes, and lets stomach contents back up into the esophagus. In doing so, the acidic stomach contents cause a burning sensation in the chest and throat and leave a bitter taste in the mouth. Although these symptoms provide a great amount of displeasure, they are not the only forms of discomfort associated with the disease. However, Dr. Quist, a Newport Beach gastroenterologist, may be able to help you address these problems.
These may increase on a day to day basis and over time, may increase in a more frequent manner. If not treated promptly and efficiently, acid reflux disease may continue to disrupt everyday life, leaving you unable to perform simple tasks. Every case is different and not every individual experiences the same complications. However, some basic activities seem to trigger these more than others.
While over the counter medications and lifestyle changes seem like accessible solutions, they do not suffice for the care offered by a medical professional. If left untreated, this disease can lead to further complications such as Barrett’s esophagus. This Newport Beach gastroenterologist has helped thousands of patients over the years and will attentively listen to your concerns, administer any necessary exams, and prescribe any essential medications.
If you believe you might be dealing with Acid Reflux Disease, contact Richard G. Quist, MD's office today at (949) 645-8300 to request your consultation!