Sleep Apnea Treatment Dramatically Improves Acid Reflux Disease

Up to 75% of patients with sleep apnea suffer from acid reflux. Most acid reflux patients either suffer or are treated with medications to control acid secretion and relieve symptoms. Side effects from these medications – which cost the health care system billions of dollars annually – include malabsorption, vitamin deficiencies and memory loss.

Treatment of sleep apnea quickly improves gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), improving symptoms and reducing health care consumption.