H2 Blockers (Acid Reducers) for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
How It Works
H2 blockers reduce the production of stomach acid. This makes the Reference stomach juices Opens New Window less acidic so that any stomach juice that gets into the esophagus is less irritating. This relieves symptoms and allows the esophagus to heal.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 10, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Peter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology