Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
You are caring for a 47-year-old female patient diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). She has been advised daily intake of a proton pump inhibitor. She still has some occasional breakthrough symptoms, especially when she is lying down at night.
1. Develop a patient education plan for this patient that focuses on conservative measures in the treatment of GERD.
2. What are some of the things that she can do to alleviate her symptoms?