Also known as heartburn, acid reflux creates a sensation of discomfort and pain in the chest after consuming a meal. Chronic acid reflux may indicate a more serious underlying disease such as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease.) At The Barranco Clinic serving Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Haines City, Sebring, and Clermont, we can diagnose and treat acid reflux, restoring your peace of mind.

Testing and Treatment Options for Acid Reflux

Our first step at The Barranco Clinic is to administer testing to determine the root cause of your acid reflux. We can test for certain gastroesophageal conditions and perform a pH test. In some cases, a narrow tube is inserted through the nose to reach the lining of the esophagus.

Over the course of 24-48 hours, we can monitor the amount of acid that travels through the area and determine the severity of your ailment. Once we understand the mechanisms at play, we can create a detailed treatment plan that helps resolve your issue and gets you back on track towards healthy living.

About Acid Reflux

Acid reflux can be quite uncomfortable, as it involves stomach acid rising towards the mouth through the esophagus. The condition creates a burning feeling in the throat. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is supposed to prevent acid from reversing its course, but in this case, the valve is too weak or does not tighten properly. Patients may experience heartburn only once a month, or they may be dealing with it on a daily basis.

Who Can Have Acid Reflux?

Acid reflux is common, and almost anyone may experience it. Some patients, however, deal with acid reflux more often and are seeking an immediate solution. Diet may impact one’s likelihood to get heartburn, with items such as carbonated beverages, caffeine, alcohol, and salty foods playing a role in bringing on the condition. Obesity, smoking, and certain medications can also contribute to the likelihood of acid reflux occurring.

Symptoms of Acid Reflux

  • Burning sensation in the chest and throat
  • Sour taste in the mouth
  • Hoarseness
  • Coughing
  • Nausea

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About The Barranco Clinic

The Barranco Clinic provides long-lasting relief from many common ENT conditions experienced by patients in Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Haines City, Sebring, and Clermont. Our state-of-the-art practice is founded on the following principles:

Personalized Treatment

We focus on each patient as an individual instead of pursuing a cookie-cutter approach. We listen carefully to your concerns and create a customized treatment plan that is the basis for a successful outcome.

Top-rated Physician Network

Our ENT doctors are consummate professionals who specialize in complex and delicate procedures that can help restore functionality and improve your overall health and well-being. By working collaboratively, our team members ensure that you experience exponential improvement.

Continuity of Care

We provide a seamless treatment process from start to finish so that your experience is stress-free and rewarding. After your procedure, we follow up with you to make sure you are thriving and enjoying your results.

Community Investment

We extend our care far beyond the walls of our clinics by providing valuable resources, services, and essential items to the community. By giving back, we affirm our commitment to our humanity.

FAQs

Will I need to stay home during the acid reflux test?

No. You will be able to engage in your normal activities. This will actually improve the accuracy of the test.

Why should I see an ENT for acid reflux?

Our qualified doctors and providers at The Barranco Clinic can get to the bottom of your heartburn and determine its source. This is far more effective than continuing to treat acid reflux symptoms alone.

With 5 convenient locations around the Orlando area, we're never far away.

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