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What is GERD? Causes, Symptoms for Grade 3

About

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, otherwise also known as GERD, is a condition where acid comes out from stomach to esophagus.

15-30% of the population in the US is known to have GERD [1]

● Prevalent among men and women
● Generally a chronic state of illness
● May require medical attention and supervision regularly
● Medical diagnosis and tests are required
● May require surgery in a few cases

The condition is caused due to stomach acid flowing back frequently into the esophagus, a tube which connects mouth and stomach. This acid reflux can irritate your lining of the esophagus. A common condition, where most experience it once or twice a week. Can be chronic in nature.

Ages affected – Can occur to any age groups, mostly to obese and pregnancy

Symptoms:

Self – diagnosable
Symptoms of bad breath, nausea, vomiting sensations, and vomitings, respiratory problems and pain while swallowing as persisting condition should be reported to a physician at immediate effect.

People may experience
Pain - burning, and inflammation; chest pain
Swallowing - difficulty in swallowing
Liquid - soar liquid
Lump - a sensation of a lump in the throat

Treatment

Self-Care: Chest pain and vomitings should be reported to a doctor. Lifestyle changes can cause a difference in this scenario. Maintaining a healthy diet and nutrition, avoiding smoking, and physical activity can reduce the condition.

Medications: Lab tests may be required for grade three and of severe situations. Antibiotics will be recommended. Surgery is required in rare conditions. Proton pump inhibitors may be given to reduce the amount of acid produced by the stomach.

Specialists: The case of above-mentioned symptoms if observed should be reported to the health care provider immediately. At mfine, we are always there to support and provide holistic health care program.

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