There has been much success with the use of medication such as proton pump inhibitors for those who have GERD. Though several agents in this category of drugs exist, only a few which work well are generally necessary. Some people who experience typical signs and symptoms of the medical condition will respond well to this form of treatment, and this likely confirms the diagnosis [1, 2].
This striking fact, however, does not rule out the presence of GERD when the patient does not respond well to therapy. These drugs, which have an antisecretory effect on the human body, pose very little risk. Individuals who frequently suffer from symptoms will probably get better with proton pump inhibitors [1, 2].