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I am suffering from fever even all body parts paining and having acidity what should I do your advice really matters to me?
Consult a gastoenterologist as soon if you have fatty liver.
I am 48 years aged. I have two gallbladder calculi stones with size of 3 x 2 mm and moving inside the gall bladder. Is there any remedy for this?
What is the best medicine for anal fissure? I am suffering from same & diagnosed feo surgeons however no medicine found suitable.
My weight is only 55 kg and what should I eat to enhance my weight But I have a problem of indigestion and acidity what should I do to overcome it permanently.
Hi sir am 23 years old am getting blood in my stool from last 3days what is the problem for me why am getting like that is it cancer?
I have done endoscopy on 25 jan and found gastritis and RUT hipylori positive. Please suggest me diet and medication.
What are the symptoms of diarrhea? And what are its causes? What are the safety tips of prevention from it?
I have headache (always but variable intensity) due to stomach gastric trouble, what should I can do?
Hi sir good morning I have the problem that digesting not properly so pls give me crt suggestions sir.
I have been treated by Gastro for FATTY LEVER and during medication I had boils on my tongue corner all around and lost the taste of salt and spices whereas I can feel the taste of sweetness and chilly sensation. Kindly advise.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a form of digestive disorder, which affects the lower oesophageal sphincters or the muscle ring present between the stomach and the food pipe. GERD incorporates the return of the contents of the stomach back to the oesophagus or food pipe. The functioning of the lower oesophageal sphincter is disrupted.
Causes: Hiatal hernia is a common cause of GERD. An unhealthy lifestyle and diet may also lead to GERD. Intake of an excess amount of chocolates, fried food, coffee or alcohol triggers the chance of a reflux. GERD also occurs in obese people and pregnant women.
Symptoms: Heartburn, also known as acid indigestion, is the primary symptom of GERD. The affected person may feel a burning chest pain which starts from behind the breastbone and reaches up to the throat. The feeling can be defined as food coming back to the throat with a bitter, acidic taste. The burning sensation may last as long as two hours.
Other symptoms include:
- Excess saliva secretion
- Chronic conditions of sore throat
- Gum inflammation
- Tooth cavities
- Unpleasant breath
In order to diagnose GERD, several tests may be conducted . They are:
- An X-Ray of the upper part of the digestive system.
- Endoscopy to examine the inner part of the oesophagus.
- Ambulatory acid test for monitoring the amount of acid within the oesophagus.
- An oesophageal impedance test to measure substance movement inside the oesophagus.
- A person must make several changes to his daily lifestyle and diet plan for treatment of GERD.
- Food and beverages like chocolates, fatty food, coffee, alcohol and peppermint should be avoided in order to reduce the weakening of the lower oesophageal sphincter. Several food items irritate the damaged oesophageal lining and should also be avoided. They include citrus fruits, tomato and pepper.
- Smoking cigarettes results in weakening of the lower oesophageal sphincter and should be stopped to reduce GERD.
- One should elevate the head of the bed on which he or she sleeps on blocks measuring 6 inches. This reduces the heartburn as gravity minimizes stomach reflux to return to the oesophagus.
- Over the counter medicines can be used to cure GERD. Antacids are a good example and neutralize the acid in the oesophagus and stomach, reducing heartburn. Combining antacids with foaming agents is also effective. A foam barrier is formed over the stomach, preventing the occurrence of acid reflux.
- Medicines for reducing acid in the stomach are prescribed in cases of chronic GERD, which include H2 blockers by the likes of cimetidine, famotidine or nizatidine.
GERD is a digestive disorder, which causes disruption in digestion, as reflux from the stomach is returned to the oesophagus. Proper treatment measures should be taken.