Magnifying Acid Reflux

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Definition of Acid Reflux

The medical term for “Acid Reflux” is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Magnifying acid reflux can be defined  as when the product of abnormal  reflux of gastric contents enters into the oesophagus, it creates a mucosal  damage or the chronic symptom.


Whom does acid reflux affect? 

Primarily, acid reflux strikes adults besides also affecting infants and children.  Normally spurred by eating certain foods, taking a sleep after a heavy meal, and if not pregnancy. A large number of persons suffer from heartburn or acid ingestion.


Symptoms of magnifying acid reflux

The major symptom of magnifying acid reflux in the oesophagus is heartburn caused by a burning sensation at the back of the sternum. The other symptoms may include coughing, hoarseness, voice transformation, constant ear ache, or sinusitis. 


Complications of acid reflux

The complications in magnifying acid reflux may lead to esophageal ulcers or at the worst scenario it can lead to esophageal or stomach cancer.  However, constant heartburn sensations do not mean that a person has captured GERD already. 


Causes of GERD 

The usual cause of GERD is due to the increase in acidity or production of gastric acid in the body, pregnancy, obesity, or tight-fitting apparels, adding more complications.  The yeast infections can also be one of the causes of GERD-like symptoms.  


Treatments for GERD 

There are several treatments for GERD, but consider having a balanced diet with healthy eating habits.  If a proper diet fails to work, a patient can shift to stomach cancer treatment after the medication therapy or surgery as suggested by doctors. 


Proper diet for stomach cancer 

The natural way to cure Acid Reflux is to adapt to healthy eating habits.  Avoid the food ingredients which intensify heart burn such as soft drinks, caffeine, and smoking.  Avoid having dinner two hours before sleeping. Avoid lying on bed immediately after a meal. 


How Pharmacologic Therapy helps GERD? 

The combination of prevention of intake of food two hours before sleeping besides the rise of the head of the bed is Pharmacologic therapy.  The suggested range for the rising head of the bed is about 6 to 8 inches or 20 cm. 


Drug Treatment vs Surgical Treatment 

Drugs reduce the secretion of the gastric acid whereas the surgical treatment covers only a short period of time to support the sphincter, a spherical bond of muscles ensures the passage of food or waste, stops Acid Reflux, and restores the hiatal hernia. 


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