Who can undergo this type of examination?
Gastroesophageal reflux occurs when stomach acid comes in contact with the wall of the esophagus, causing a burning sensation behind the breastbone and acid regurgitation. The passing of the acid from the stomach to the esophagus occurs physiologically during the day, especially after eating. However, if these events exceed a certain threshold, in terms of frequency and duration, gastroesophageal reflux is considered pathological.
The gastroesophageal reflux examination is designed for all individuals who suffer from GERD and wish to assess and resolve their problems, as well as exclude and prevent more severe diseases.
Why undergo this type of examination?
Humanitas Lab offers a complete path towards prevention, diagnosis and medical treatment of major digestive problems. This examination is suitable for all individuals who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease and wish to resolve this annoying problem. Careful analysis of the clinical division by a gastroenterologist also allows for excluding more serious problems.
When to undergo this type of examination?
The examination course is available every day, from Monday to Friday, and takes up to 2 or 3 hours.
What does this type of examination entail?
This examination includes:
- Blood test*: a sample of an individual’s blood taken via vein to help evaluate the main organs and provide useful information as to their function within the body.
- Upper abdomen Ultrasound: By use of an ultrasonic probe, the operator can view all the major organs and blood vessels that are in the upper cavity of the abdomen and pinpoint any abnormalities.
- Visit with a gastroenterologist
where you can also add:
In the event that an individual has already undergone a gastroscopy, they may be asked to bring in the examination report to share the results with their specialist.
(*) + platelet blood count, glucose, total cholesterol, triglycerides Eritrosedimentazionem speed, aspartate aminotransferase GOT HDL Cholesterol, alanine aminotransferase GPT,Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase, C-reactive protein, protein electrophoresis, creatinine.