Gastroesophageal reflux disease

What is Gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), gastric reflux disease, acid reflux disease, or reflux (in babies and young children) is a chronic symptom of mucosal damage caused by stomach acid coming up from the stomach into the esophagus.

GERD is usually caused by changes in the barrier between the stomach and the esophagus, including abnormal relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter, which normally holds the top of the stomach closed, impaired expulsion of gastric reflux from the esophagus, or a hiatal hernia. These changes may be permanent or temporary.

Treatment is typically via lifestyle changes and medications such as proton pump inhibitors, H2 receptor blockers or antacids with or without alginic acid. Surgery may be an option in those who do not improve. In the Western world between 10 and 20% of the population is affected.

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Does ginger ail hurt gerd re flux ?

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Yes it does hurt Acid Reflux or GERD.

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I have severe acid reflux and i want to curr it naturally. So i am currently taking 1050mg of ginger root daily. I also want to take apple cider...

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Brief Answer:
Esophageal Ph test.

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The esophageal pH test is an outpatient...

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Can acid reflux start suddenly. Last night and all day today I've had bouts of where I start to salivate and feel like throwing up. Then I also...

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Probably acid reflux!

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I have reviewed this information fully. With this pain responding somewhat to antacids, it...

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