What Is GERD-Acid Reflux:
Heartburn is the most common symptom associated with acid reflux or Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). The esophageal sphincter is a kind of valve located at the end of the esophagus and opens during the intake to let food into the stomach. Then the muscle contracts rapidly to prevent food and stomach juices back into the esophagus.
Heartburn is a burning pain behind the breastbone, which can extend upward toward the neck. Sometimes food or liquids back to the throat or mouth with a sour taste and burning, especially when you bend or lie down.
In some cases, a hiatal hernia can cause heartburn, but that is not always the case: Some people with hiatal hernia have no heartburn. Acid Reflux may not be a serious problem, because almost everyone has experienced it at some point in their life– especially after heavy meals, overeating, or greasy meals.
Acid reflux is very common also in pregnant women. However, when it occurs too often or too severe, it can affect the quality of life and trigger more serious problems. According to the Cleveland Clinic untreated GERD can result in long term complications such as:
- Esophagitis ~
- Barrett’s esophagus
- Esophagel cancer
Barrett’s esophagus. Barrett’s esophagus is a condition that develops in some people (about 10%) who have long-term GERD. It is a risk factor for cancer of the esophagus. Damage from acid reflux can cause abnormal changes in the lining of the esophagus.
What causes GERD-Acid Reflux
GERD-Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid leaks up into the esophagus from the stomach. This creates the burning sensation of heartburn that is the most common of acid reflux and GERD symptoms.
Acid reflux – GERD is typically caused by the stomach either producing too little or too much stomach acid. By making life style changes, mainly in your diet you will be able to heal acid reflux once and for all.
Acid Reflux facts you should know
Fact #1 Acid Reflux begins as a burning pain behind the breastbone, and it then usually radiates upward to the neck.
Fact #2 More than 60 million American adults suffer from acid reflux
Fact #3 94 percent of sufferers can link their acid reflux symptoms to specific foods
Fact #4 80 percent of acid reflux sufferers report symptoms at night. 75 percent say these episodes awaken them.
Fact #5 Lifestyle changes can reduce the onset of acid reflux.
Fact #6 Acid reflux is the most common symptom of GERD.
Fact #7 Heartburn is caused when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), is weakened or opens inappropriately. Allowing stomach acid to back up into the esophagus
Fact #8 It can affect infants and children too, but is most common among the elderly and pregnant women.
Fact #9 Chronic acid reflux can lead to serious complications, such as Barrett’s esophagus, and esophageal cancer.
Fact #10 Acid reflux can be treated with all natural remedies.
Preventing and Treating GERD-Acid reflux:
There are good news. GERD or Acid Reflux can be absolutely cured naturally.
2. Feeling uncomfortable with that burning sensation where you say to yourself: I don’t know what to eat, even water makes me miserable?
3. Don’t want to spend the rest of your life eating antacids or worst yet NSAID’s?
If you’ve answered YES to at least two of these questions, you are most likely suffering from GERD or Acid Reflux. Is there a solution to cure GERD- acid reflux naturally? You bet there is– the Acid Reflux Remedy Report by barton publishers, will give you the tools to learn how to never suffer from GERD-Acid Reflux again.
But I get relief from over the counter acid blockers or NSAIDs. Yes, you get temporary relief from there medications not a long term cure.
Here’s some insight on acid blockers:[box title=”Adverse Effects of NSAIDS” style=”noise” box_color=”#e9e9e9″ title_color=”#2d5d20″ radius=”12″]NSAIDs are associated with a number of adverse effects. These include alterations in renal function, effects on blood pressure, hepatic injury and platelet inhibition which may result in increased bleeding. However, the most important adverse effects of tNSAIDs and COX-2 inhibitors are the gastrointestinal and cardiovascular adverse effects, respectively.
The deleterious gastrointestinal effects of tNSAIDs are cause for concern because of their frequency and seriousness. Recent clinical trials have also demonstrated an apparent increased risk of cardiovascular adverse events in patients taking COX-2 inhibitors.10 This section will focus on the evidence of the gastrointestinal and cardiovascular adverse effects of NSAIDs [/box]
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