Gerd can be cured. There is several different types of surgeries out there that will fix most of the causes: weak LES, hiatal hernia, defect in the diaphragam.
Most people who have mild gerd will just take medicines and pray it will help them. It's really just a bandaid if you have a defect.
You will need to undergo several tests to see if it's a defect that is treatable with the surgery:
Barium swallow * not a bad test, just drink barium in front of a xray machine
EGD (endoscopy) *Not bad if they knock you out for it
Manometry (motility study of esophagus) * This one is rough if you gag easy. No sedative is allowed. :/
pH test (to see how much acid is in your esophagus) They do two different types: BRAVO and 24 hr wire- doctor decides which one
Stomach emptying- *nothing to it, you eat radioactive food and stand in front of camera
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