“National Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week” is here. What are the points worth paying attention to this year?

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Multidisciplinary, Reflux Management

In order to implement the “Healthy China 2030” Planning Outline, at 9:00 am on September 4, 2022, sponsored by the China Association for the Promotion of International Exchanges in Healthcare and co-organized by the Rocket Army Specialty Medical Center The fifth “National Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week” was officially launched in Beijing.

The theme of this year’s Awareness Week is “Multidisciplinary, Treating Reflux“, which aims to call attention to the various symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Gastroesophageal reflux disease can involve multiple organ systems such as the esophagus, throat, trachea, and lungs, involving more than ten disciplines such as gastroenterology, general surgery, thoracic surgery, respiratory surgery, and otolaryngology, seriously affecting the quality of life of patients and threatening people of physical and mental health.

Theme Report

At the meeting, Wu Yongdong, Deputy Director of Digestive Branch Center of Beijing Friendship Hospital Affiliated to Capital Medical University, Li Jinrang, Director of Throat, Throat and Voice Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Sixth Medical Center of PLA General Hospital, and Pharmacist of Beijing Anzhen Hospital Liu Zhijun, Chief Pharmacist of the Department, Professor Wu Jimin, Director of Gastroesophageal Surgery, Rocket Army Special Medical Center, and Professor Lai Kefang, Department of Respiratory Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, respectively, made “Reflux Treatment: More than Gastroenterology” and “Laryngeal Reflux”. Standardized diagnosis and treatment of patients requires multidisciplinary assistance”, “Acid-suppressing drugs: fast, strong and durable is king”, “Multidisciplinary cooperation model for reflux diagnosis and treatment”, and “Gastroesophageal reflux disease and respiratory diseases” special report, to Publicity and popularization of the prevention and treatment knowledge of gastroesophageal reflux disease warn everyone not only to know about gastroesophageal reflux disease, but also to prevent gastroesophageal reflux disease, and to standardize the diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease patients share their healing experiences

In addition, representatives of patients who have suffered from gastroesophageal reflux disease were also invited to participate in the kick-off meeting. The representative of the patient, Ms. Yuan, said in her speech: “I have had acid reflux since I was a child, and my ear, nose, and throat often have inflammation. I have been in the ENT department for many years, and I have been treated according to ordinary inflammation, but I have no idea that it is gastroesophageal reflux disease. It was not until October 2019 that I was diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease after I went to the local gastroenterology department for a long-term stomach discomfort. Under the advice of the doctor, I came to the gastroesophageal surgery department of the Beijing Rocket Army Special Medical Center for treatment. Finally, with the help of Deputy Director Hu Zhiwei, Wang Feng and Dr. Zhan Xiulan, he recovered through surgery and has never experienced gastroesophageal reflux disease-related symptoms so far. Patients, I would like to say that Gastroesophageal reflux can be prevented and treated. I suggest people with repeated ear, nose and throat inflammation, cough, and asthma to investigate gastroesophageal reflux disease, and strive to find the root cause of the disease as soon as possible, diagnose and treat it as soon as possible, and recover as soon as possible strong>.”

Expert Q&A

The kick-off meeting also invited more than 20 mainstream media. At the meeting, the media, leaders and experts communicated cordially and exchanged in-depth views on the current public concern about gastroesophageal reflux disease. many questions.

Professor Wu Jimin, director of gastroesophageal surgery at the Rocket Army Special Medical Center, said in an interview with reporters: “Gastroesophageal reflux disease is known as the most misdiagnosed health killer, and it is often disguised as a crown. Heart diseases, respiratory diseases, ENT diseases, etc. Therefore, not only gastroenterologists need to understand gastroesophageal reflux disease, but other related departments should also pay attention to it. Only by multidisciplinary joint diagnosis and treatment can over 100 million patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease be saved. At present, the medical popularization of gastroesophageal reflux disease in my country is facing a serious shortage and imbalance, so Strengthening the communication between disciplines and promoting the multidisciplinary joint diagnosis and treatment model is of great significance to improve the diagnosis and treatment level of gastroesophageal reflux disease in my country strong>.”

Multiple hospitals carry out related activities to benefit gastroesophageal reflux disease patients

It is reported that in order to expand the influence of the propaganda week and enhance the awareness of the audience, the Rocket Army Characteristic Medical Center draws on the experience and practices successfully held in the previous four propaganda weeks. Added highlights such as “Approaching Big Coffee”, “Famous Doctors Online”, “TV Interviews” and “Live Online”, striving to open up convenient channels for doctor-patient interaction, and provide new ways for the general public to actively participate in activities.

As of press time, this publicity week offline registration of more than 1,000 hospitals, covering all provinces and cities across the country. In the coming week, many hospitals across the country will carry out different forms of free clinics, medical science popularization and health promotion activities, which are expected to benefit many gastroesophageal reflux disease patients across the country and bring good news to the majority of patients and friends.

Relieve the pain of reflux and be a model of the discipline. It is believed that under the leadership of Academician Wang Zhonghao and the joint efforts of Professor Wu Jimin and other multidisciplinary experts in gastroesophageal reflux disease, the construction and development of gastroesophageal reflux disease will surely move forward! Let the world have no reflux, and may patients be healthy!

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Source of this article: Rong Media Center

Editor in charge: Wen Jiaxin

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