All you need to know about acid relux

Acid Reflux

October 7th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

All about Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

 Introduction to Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

The gastroesophageal reflux disease occurs due to the over production of gastric juice in stomach, the gastric juice is helpful to digest the food most effectively. During this disease high amount of gastric or stomach juice enters into oesophagus and cause mucosal damages therefore patients experience problems in eating and swallowing food. Although, oesophagus contains the gastric juice but this amount is not too much and it helps in swallowing and chewing foods but its excess amount is harmful as it causes sore throat and swelling of throat.  

It is reported that only in US almost twenty five to forty percent people experience the symptoms of gestroesophegul reflux infection and it is also important to note that gestroesophagul reflux is not a disease but it is a normal physiological condition after having meals while gestroesophagul reflux disease is the name of stomach disorder. The researchers and scientists have discovered diverse medications and treatments for this disease but it is better for you to start your treatment with natural remedies and if you do not experience any significant elimination of its symptoms in one or two weeks then use modern medications for treatment.

 Common Symptoms of GERD

The gastroesophgeal reflux disease (GERD) has different types of symptoms such as typical symptoms and atypical symptoms and it is very important for sufferers to know about the both types of symptoms because this information will not only help to diagnose it but also helps to deal with it in most effective manners. The symptoms of GERD include heartburn, dysphagia, asthma, aspiration, chest pain, nausea and hoarseness and patients can also experience sore throat, dry cough only at night, pneumonia and changes in voice.

The scientists have discovered specific lab tests for the exact diagnosis of gastroesophgeal reflux disease such as pH monitoring test and oesophagus manometry test. Although you can easily recognise this ailment with its symptoms but these tests are helpful to recognize the severity of this disease and your physician will recommend medication according to the results of these lab tests. Some people consider that these lab tests also have side effects but it is not true because they are only the simple technique to diagnose infections and diseases.

The gastroesophagual reflux disease equally affects the adults and babies and the treatment methods for both age groups are different, this infection will be very mild in babies while in adults symptoms range from mild to severe. The babies can also experience severe forms of GERD but after the age of one year because most of the child specialists believe that babies do not require any treatment and medication for the treatment of GERD in first twelve months. For the treatment of GERD homemade products are very effective such as apple cider vinegar, juices of different fruits and vegetables and extract of different herbs because these products have no side effects. Some doctors suggest surgery for the instant cure of GERD, although it is very effective method but this is not economical method of treatment.    

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