Heartburn

Updated 24 June 2014

Can GORD be cured?

There is no real cure for GORD, but the condition can be managed very effectively by making some changes in lifestyle and diet.

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There is no real cure for GORD, but the condition can be managed very effectively by making some changes in lifestyle and diet. Medication for heartburn is a short-term solution only, and without the accompanying lifestyle changes, will have no long-term effect. Surgery basically consists of wrapping a part of the stomach around the lower end of the oesophagus, making reflux almost impossible.

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Monique Marais is a Gastroenterologist working in Cape Town. After qualifying at the University of Pretoria, she worked in emergency rooms in South Africa and the UK before going into private practice.

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