When the time is right, the TIF® procedure is the natural way to go.
You may not need the TIF procedure at this stage if you are experiencing relief of symptoms with lifestyle changes or compliant use of PPIs.
However, when managing your symptoms requires increasing the dose of PPIs and the duration of use beyond what is FDA approved, it’s time to schedule an appointment with a physician trained to perform the TIF procedure.
Be aware that the OTC proton pump inhibitors should only be used as directed for 14 days for the treatment of frequent heartburn. If your heartburn continues, talk to your healthcare professional. No more than three 14-day treatment courses should be used in one year.9
Reflux is a progressive, chronic disease. The only way to stop it is to restore the esophageal valve to its natural state. PPIs are merely a band-aid, not a solution, with long-term side effects that no one wants to experience.
“The risk of a bone fractures has been estimated to be over 40 percent higher in patients who use PPIs long-term, and the risk clearly increases with duration of therapy.”10
—Dr. Philip Rodgers, Pharm. D.,
University of North Carolina.
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