GERD stands for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and is a digestive disorder. The affected area in the body is between the esophagus and the stomach. Medically, the condition is described as flowing back of the stomach’s content into the esophagus. The condition occurs more frequently in pregnant women and generally obese people. Some people may face the condition due to dietary and lifestyle habits as well. Heartburn is the predominant symptom.
HOW IS GERD DIAGNOSED?
Your general physician may diagnose the condition based on the frequency of your heartburn. Ambulatory acid (pH) probe tests are used to measure the amount of acid in the oesophagus.
HOW IS GERD TREATED?
Lifestyle and dietary changes are considered an ideal solution for treating GERD. Treatment is focused at reducing the amount of acid. Foods such as chocolate, mint, fatty foods, coffee, and alcohol needs to be avoided.
DID YOU KNOW?
Changes in diet by bringing down salt and spice content can help prevent GERD