Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) happens when your stomach contents come back up into your esophagus. Gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a more severe and long-lasting condition in which GER causes repeated symptoms or leads to complications over time.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into the tube connecting your mouth and stomach (esophagus). This backwash (acid reflux) can irritate the lining of your esophagus.
Many people experience acid reflux from time to time. GERD is mild acid reflux that occurs at least twice a week, or moderate to severe acid reflux that occurs at least once a week.
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) commonly cause symptoms such as heartburn and regurgitation. GERD may develop when your lower esophageal sphincter becomes weak or relaxes when it shouldn’t.
Common signs and symptoms of GERD include:
If you have night time acid reflux, you might also experience:
Make an appointment with your doctor if you:
You may be able to manage symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) by making lifestyle changes or taking over-the-counter medicines. Doctors may recommend lifestyle changes, medicines, surgery, or a combination of these treatments.
Eating, Diet, & Nutrition
To reduce gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms, your doctor may recommend weight loss if you are overweight or have obesity, eating meals 2 to 3 hours before you lie down, and avoiding foods and drinks that make your symptoms worse.
Acid Reflux is treated in our RJR Herbal Hospitals. Herbal medicines to reduce the acid production is given to treat it. By correcting the certain receptors associated for refer is also done. By healing the peptic ulcer disease, automatically acid reflux is reduced. Herbal medicines decreases the over production of acids and strengthen the muscle of lower esophageal sphincters. Doctors recommend lifestyle modifications and relaxation therapy to reduce the stress and anxiety will decrease the acid reflux and also internal medicines for neutralizing the aggravated doshas is given in our RJR Herbal Hospitals.