By Abdellatif Sharaa
KUWAIT: Associate Professor at the College of Medicine Gastroenterologist Dr Jaber Al-Ali said a new technique for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux without surgery has been introduced in Kuwait for the first time. He said the new technology is called GERDX, adding it is highly effective with safety of more than 98 percent. He said the technique gives the opportunity to treat esophageal reflux without an invasive procedure.
Dr Ali said reflux has several symptoms, most common of which are increased stomach acidity, with severe burning sensation that goes all the way to the mouth. It also causes food to get back to the mouth, chest pain and difficulty swallowing. He said this condition can be prevented by following medical advice, changing lifestyle, stopping smoking, avoiding sleeping immediately after taking food, avoiding fatty meals, maintaining ideal weight and exercising.