Gastro Esophageal Reflex Disease - GERD
Gastro esophageal reflux is a backward flow or reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus. Everybody has some reflux. Abnormal amounts of gastro esophageal reflux can cause gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD). This occurs when the valve of smooth muscle between the esophagus and the stomach does not function properly. This muscle band is called the lower esophageal sphincter.
Each time you eat, stomach acids are released. Normally the lower esophageal sphincter acts as a guard to prevent stomach acids from backing up into the esophagus. An increase of the pressure in the stomach and/or relaxation of the muscle tone of the valve may cause reflux to occur.
Factors that cause an increase in pressure are:
- Full stomach,
- Lying down,
- Bending forward,
- Pregnancy and
- Tight clothing.
Factors that loosen the muscle tone of the valve can be caused by:
- Alcohol, Coffee, tea,
- Mint and
- Fatty foods.
Gastro esophageal reflux is a backward flow or reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus.
Symptoms of gastro esophageal reflux disease include:
- Sour taste in the mouth,
- Pain occurring in the middle of the chest or stomach,
- Chronic cough,
- Choking sensation,
- Increased trouble breathing while asleep,
- Swallowing problems,
- Sore throat,
- Recurrent pneumonia and
- Chronic sinusitis.
Medications that may be prescribed to help this condition. Homeopathy Medicines helps for GERD
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