Gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly referred to as GERD or acid reflux is a chronic condition in which the liquid content of the stomach regurgitates (backs up or refluxes) into the esophagus. The liquid can inflame and damage the lining of the esophagus . GERD, if left untreated, can over time go beyond being plain painful or irritating and lead to dangerous complications such as dissolving of the enamel of the teeth, fluids in the sinuses, lungs and middle ears, ulcers, erosive esophagitis, multiple scars within the esophagus and Barrett?s esophagus.Common acid reflux symptoms are:
Heartburn is the primary symptom of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It is a burning sensation that radiates up from the stomach to the chest and throat. It is most likely to occur in connection with the following activities such as after a heavy meal, bending over, lifting, lying down, particularly on the back. Even babies suffer from the acid reflux problem. Usually what parents either refer to as puking is nothing but babies stomach acid reflux. However for babies the symptoms die around when babies are year old as their stomach fluid stabilize and get used to digesting.
Dyspepsia. Half of GERD patients have dyspepsia, a syndrome consisting of the following:
Pain and discomfort in the upper abdomen, fullness in the stomach and nausea after eating. Just keep in mind people can have dyspepsia without having GERD.
Regurgitation. Regurgitation is the feeling of acid backing up in the throat. Sometimes acid regurgitates as far as the mouth and be experienced as a “wet burp.” Uncommonly, it may come out forcefully as vomit.
Chest Sensations or Pain. Patients may have the sensation that food is trapped behind the breastbone. Chest pain is a common symptom of GERD. It is very important to differentiate it from chest pain caused by heart conditions, such as angina and heart attack.
The Heartburn No More system addresses the internal problem causing your acid reflux and fixes it permanently. By tackling all acid reflux-contributing factors using a holistic, multidimensional approach it ensures the permanent eradication of the ‘acid reflux internal environment.