What is GERD?

Gastro-esophageal reflux disease or acid reflux disease or GERD is a condition in which the contents of the stomach reflux back into the esophagus (food pipe). Since the stomach contents are acidic in nature, this damages the inner lining of the food pipe and causes symptoms of heartburn, pain, etc. 

What is GERD?Some amount of reflux of stomach contents is normal in all individuals but not everyone develops GERD. The main reason behind this is that only in some individuals this refluxed fluid is more acidic and remains in the esophagus for a longer duration thus causing GERD. Dietary causes and certain faulty habits are frequently responsible for initiating this condition in individuals who are prone to develop it.

At the junction of the food pipe (esophagus) and the stomach is a muscular gateway (called lower esophageal sphincter or LES). Under normal circumstances, this sphincter remains contracted so that no contents of the stomach can go back into the esophagus but when this sphincter becomes relaxed due to any reason or is weak, it may allow the contents of the stomach to flow back into the esophagus causing inflammation of the lining of the esophagus. There can also be many other causes of GERD which will be discussed in detail later.

Functioning of abdomen in Gastro esophageal reflux disease

The food pipe is called the esophagus in medical language. The Oesophagus is a pipe joining the mouth to the stomach. Due to various causes, when the valve at the lower end of the esophagus becomes loses its flexibility and elasticity, some acidic fluid from the full stomach may enter into the food pipe (esophagus) and try to enter the mouth. That is called GERD, the gastroesophageal reflux disorder. 

GERD is observed in adults as well as kids. The kids may have somewhat different symptomatology. 

GERD is treatable by homeopathy effectively, without adverse effects or without using habit-forming drugs.  

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the inflammation of the inner lining of the stomach. When the stomach acid happens to flow back into the esophageal tube often, the reverse flow can irritate the inner lining of the esophageal tube. This may occur be due to today's stressful and moder.....Read more

A 38-years-old male patient, Mr. A.D.C. (PIN: 33725) came to Life Force Homeopathy on 28th May 2020 with complaints of GERD. He was suffering from acidity for the last 15 years. He was diagnosed with GERD in April 2019 and had taken conventional treatment for 6 months till January 2020. For .....Read more

A 34-year-old female (PIN: 25849) visited Life Force Chembur clinic on 1st June 2015 for her complaints of GERD i.e. Gastroesophageal reflux disease.

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