TITLE

THE EFFECT OF LIFESTYLE MEASURES ON THE SYMPTOMS OF GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE (GORD)

AUTHOR(S)
Gordon, C.; Sattianayagam, P.; Neild, P.; Maxwell, J. D.; Kong, J. Y.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA25
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information on the effect of lifestyle measures on the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD). In the treatment of GORD, advice on lifestyle is often given, but its effects have not been well evaluated. Reflux symptoms were significantly improved at 2 weeks in the postural compared to the control group, by both intention to treat and per-protocol analysis. Changes in the QOLRAD score numerically improved in the postural group, but did not reach statistical significance. The data suggest that lifestyle measures reduce symptoms in mild GORD.
ACCESSION #
13218911

 

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