Body Weight Reduction Improves Both Reflux Symptoms and Esophageal Physiologic Examination

Shou-Wu Lee, Han-Chung Lien, Chi-Sen Chang, Hong-Zen Yeh

Abstract


A 51-year-old woman with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) had high body weight and body mass index (BMI) initially, and proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) was needed for symptom relief. Three years later, her body weight and BMI were reduced. Improvement of GERD questionnaire scores and 24-hour esophageal pH-metry data were disclosed. No additional PPIs were needed.




J Med Cases. 2015;6(11):505-507
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jmc2331w

Keywords


Body weight reduction; Gastroesophageal reflux disease; Obesity

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