International Journal of Yoga

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 131--133

Can yoga be used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease?


Dharmesh Kaswala, Shamik Shah, Avantika Mishra, Hardik Patel, Nishith Patel, Pravesh Sangwan, Ari Chodos, Zamir Brelvi 
 Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, The University Hospital, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, USA

Correspondence Address:
Shamik Shah
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, 07103
USA

Yoga methods including Pranayama are the best ways to prevent many diseases and their progression. Even though, Yoga is widely practiced, its effects on certain medical conditions have not been studied or reported. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of them. GERD is extremely common condition requiring frequent consumption of over-the-counter or prescribed proton pump inhibitors (PPI). In severe symptoms of GERD and in the presence of multiple etiologies, PPIs are insufficient to relieve the symptoms of gastric reflux. Regular and proper use of the Yoga along with PPI can control the severe symptoms of GERD and can avoid or delay the necessity of invasive procedures. This evidence-based case report focuses on the effects of Yoga on GERD. Our case report showed that regular practice of Kapalbhati and Agnisar kriya along with PPI, patients with hiatal hernia had improvement in severe symptoms of GERD, which were initially refractory to PPI alone.


How to cite this article:
Kaswala D, Shah S, Mishra A, Patel H, Patel N, Sangwan P, Chodos A, Brelvi Z. Can yoga be used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease?.Int J Yoga 2013;6:131-133


How to cite this URL:
Kaswala D, Shah S, Mishra A, Patel H, Patel N, Sangwan P, Chodos A, Brelvi Z. Can yoga be used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease?. Int J Yoga [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Oct 15 ];6:131-133
Available from: http://www.ijoy.org.in/article.asp?issn=0973-6131;year=2013;volume=6;issue=2;spage=131;epage=133;aulast=Kaswala;type=0