What Is The Acid Reflux Disease? Full Guidance In 60 Sec

Overview:
In the entry for a stomach is a valve, and it is a ring of muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Normally, the LES shuts when food passes through it.

If the LES doesn’t close all of the ways or if it opens too frequently, acid reflux produced by your stomach can move up into your esophagus. In this article, we describe ‘‘What Is The Acid Reflux Disease? Full Guidance In 60 Sec’’, and full knowledge about Acid Reflux Disease.

This can cause symptoms such as burning chest distress called heartburn.

What Causes Acid Reflux Disease?
One frequent cause of acid reflux disease is a stomach abnormality called a hiatal hernia.

This occurs when the upper area of the stomach and LES move over the diaphragm, a muscle that separates your stomach from your torso.

Normally, the diaphragm helps keep acid in our stomach. But if you have a hiatal hernia, acid can move into your esophagus and lead to symptoms of acid reflux disease.

These are other frequent risk factors for acid reflux disease:
1- Eating large meals or lying down right after a meal
2- Being overweight or obese
3- Eating a heavy meal and lying on your back or bending over at the waist
4- Snacking close to bedtime
5- Eating certain foods, such as citrus, tomato, chocolate, mint, onions, garlic, or hot or greasy foods
6- Drinking certain beverages, such as alcohol, carbonated drinks, coffee, or tea
7- Smoking
8- Being Pregnant
9- Taking aspirin, aspirin, certain muscle relaxers, or blood pressure medications

What Are the Symptoms of Acid Reflux Disease?
Frequent symptoms of acid reflux are:

Heartburn: a burning pain or discomfort that may move from the stomach to your abdomen or chest, or perhaps up into your throat

Regurgitation: a sour or bitter-tasting acid backing up into your mouth or throat

Additional symptoms of acid reflux disease include:

1- Bloating
2- Bloody or black stools or bloody vomiting
3- Burping
4- Dysphagia — the feeling of food being stuck on your throat
5- Hiccups that don’t let up
6- Nausea
7- Weight loss for no known reason
8- Wheezing, dry cough, hoarseness, or chronic sore throat

How Is Acid Reflux Disease Diagnosed?
It is time to see your doctor when you have acid reflux symptoms two or more times weekly or if medications don’t bring lasting relief.

Symptoms such as heartburn are the secret to the identification of acid reflux disease, especially if lifestyle changes, antacids, or acid-blocking medications help alleviate these symptoms.

Is Acid Reflux Disease Ever Treated With Surgery?
If medications don’t completely solve outward symptoms of acid reflux disease and the symptoms are severely interfering with your daily life, your doctor may recommend an operation.

There are two types of surgical treatment used to relieve symptoms of GERD if the daily use of medication is not effective.

The recently approved procedure involves surgically placing a ring known as a LINX device around the surface of the lower end of the esophagus, the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach.

The ring consists of magnetic titanium beads held together by titanium wires. In 1 study, patients were able to stop taking medicine or reduce the amount they took.

You shouldn’t get the LINX apparatus if you’re allergic to certain compounds, and once you have a LINX apparatus you should not receive any type of MRI test.

Another surgical procedure called fundoplication can help prevent further acid reflux. It creates an artificial valve using the peak of your stomach.

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