Chest and throat burning from the frozen pizza you just ate? Acid reflux is more common than you might think, which is why the ENT Institute is here for you by diagnosing and treating with efficiency.
But we know what you’re thinking. “Acid reflux isn’t that bad. A few burns here and there. Nothing to worry about.”
There’s one problem with that line of thinking and it’s not how it makes you feel in the moment, but what it can do to you long-term.
Acid reflux actually tears away at the esophageal walls in the throat over time, eventually leading to potential esophageal cancer. Just think, if acid reflux was only a burn every so often, we wouldn’t be treating it so seriously.
There’s a rise in esophageal cancer and it’s killing people at an alarming rate. It’s even making the news.
What are the factors for acid reflux?
- Strenuous exercise
What are the main symptoms of acid reflux?
- Dry cough
- Sore throat
- The feeling of something stuck in the throat
Sound familiar? If you have it, you’re probably wondering what happens next. Do we just live with acid reflux and hope it doesn’t turn into cancer? No, of course not!
The ENT Institute has you covered.
How do you treat acid reflux?
At the ENT Institute, treating acid reflux is actually very common. The first step would be diagnosis with the right equipment. First, there’s TNE (transnasal esophagoscopy), a through-the-nose examination of the esophagus. It’s a quick and non-invasive procedure. The second method of diagnosis is Restech, where a small probe is inserted through the nose.
To learn more, watch the video below.
In terms of treating it after diagnosis, there are several methods including lifestyle changes and medications that can prevent further damage. To schedule an appointment call 770-740-1860 or fill out the form at the top of the page.