Gastro-esophageal-reflux disease is a fairly common condition which is manifested by many of symptoms. Most important of these are acid regurgitation and heartburn. Acid regurgitation is easily noticed by anyone. It’s a feeling of something coming up the throat and is having a disagreeable taste. This is usually increased after food intake. Heartburn is also common of this disease. It is just a burning sensation in the epigastrium which is increased after taking meals. It feels like pain is climbing the epigastrium to the chest region. After a big meal, these two symptoms are common in a patient of Gastro-esophageal-reflux disorder. Prone position increases the symptoms. Change in the diet and lifestyle may help in overcoming the disease. Divide your meals into smaller ones and increase the frequency of meals. Quit smoking.
Acid Reflux is of equal severity in both men and women. But it is somewhat increased in certain conditions like pregnancy. In pregnancy, the symptoms may become more pronounced and more disturbing. A variety of medications are available that may help one relieve the condition. These medications include both prescription and over the counter medications. They may work but the most reliable way of getting rid of disease is lifestyle and dietary changes. Home remedies may prove promising.
What happens is that acid ascends the stomach into the lower esophagus and damages the mucosal lining there. Over the counter medicines may prove to be helpful. In some of the severe cases surgery is the only treatment of choice because repeated attacks of acid reflux may weaken the lower esophagus. GERD is a fairly common condition that has a worldwide distribution. A large number of people are suffering this condition.
Most of the times the diagnosis is very easy and simple and clinician needs nothing but just taking history and doing physical examination. Only in a few cases a clinician may ask for some invasive procedure like endoscopy. Most of the times the diagnosis is made just by history, i.e. the doctor asks about the symptoms and when the symptoms get verse. There is a little number of confirmatory tests for diagnosis of GERD. Endoscopy is the most reliable test which is used to rule out other causes. But it is an invasive procedure. A long tube is passed down the mouth. A camera is attached at the end of the tube.
Clinician sees through the other end of the tube. The camera gives whole view of the internal lining of the esophagus. The endoscope is mainly a diagnostic tool. For some patients nothing is needed before endoscope. In some patients, tranquilizers are needed before the procedure. It is a diagnostic tool. It may reveal a hiatus hernia, damage to the mucosal lining of esophagus or stomach. In some extreme cases it may reveal a stomach cancer. Sometimes, despite all the efforts, the endoscopy fails to reveal a problem, but the patient continues to suffer the problems. This is called ENRD (endoscope negative reflux disease).
So if anyone has acid reflux symptoms like chest pain, burning sensations, frequent eructation, he/she must see the doctor. Acid reflux disease has a lot of remedies both in allopathic and in herbal medicine. But the best way of tackling the disorder is a natural way. Naturally, the disease can be alleviated by taking healthy measures like regular exercise and dieting. It is recommended by the doctors too that along with the medicine, regular exercise and diet are necessities for returning to a healthy life. Instead, it is recommended that if you have mild symptoms, it is not at all necessary to take medicines. Only taking healthy measures like exercise and dieting can improve the symptoms. Once you determine that you have to live a healthy lifestyle, you become automatically saved from many of the diseases.2016-08-04