What is Acid Reflux? Acid Reflux is also known as GERD, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. So what causes it? Its cause is said to be complex. There almost certainly are numerous causes, and diverse causes may be found in many patients or even in the same individual at various times. It is characterized in that a small number of patients with GERD produce unusually large amounts of stomach acid, but this is unusual and not a contributing factor in most patients. Continue reading
by James Hunt
Acid reflux affects many people and can be very painful and uncomfortable. Gastro esophageal reflux disease is referred to as GERD. Gastro esophageal reflux is normal and occurs after eating. People with GERD, experience too much of this reflux. Some common symptoms are heartburn, regurgitation, nausea and vomiting. People with severe and complicated GERD may experience ulcers, strictures, cough and asthma, Barrett’s esophagus, inflammation of the throat and lungs, infection of the lungs, fluid in the sinuses and middle ears and more. Continue reading
Acid Reflux is a disease commonly known as GERD, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. This is described by the condition in which the stomach’s liquid content refluxes in the esophagus. This liquid can cause damage and inflammation in the lining of your esophagus. The liquid that is refluxed contains pepsin and acid which is produced by the stomach. Continue reading
If you suffer from acid reflux, or “Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease” (GERD), you are probably among the millions who because of pain, heartburn, or acid reflux treat with prescription drugs. Drugs are a popular method of treatment here in the United States, and reduce the acid in the stomach and oesophagus when taken.