Gastrointestinal problems are a very common issue in this modern world where lifestyle has changed a lot. GERD, also known as Gastrointestinal Esophageal Reflux Disorder is one of the very common health complications of this genre. It can be associated with a condition known as heartburn which simply has nothing to do with the heart. A recurrent session of heartburn following ingestion of a heavy meal that leads to regurgitation of the meal content in the form of acid reflux is known as GERD.
The most common causes of Gastroesophageal reflux disorder are modern diet and faulty lifestyle and food habits of people.The prevalence of GERD in India rangs from 8-20% according to recently conducted studies.
In GERD, the lower esophageal sphincter muscle is mostly affected which causes the food to regurgitate back through the food pipe in the form of acid reflux.
Certain foodstuffs like chocolates, alcohol, caffeine and spicy foods may trigger the episodes of reflux which causes more irritation. Since these foods stimulate acid secretion, they delay the gastric emptying and hence causes the reflux. In many cases, it is seen physiological conditions like pregnancy and constipation worsens GERD by increased abdominal pressure.
Symptoms of GERD
The common signs and symptoms associated with GERD can be enumerated as follows:
Causes of GERD
Some of the conditions or factors that become responsible for the occurrence of GERD are as follows-
Management of GERD
Doctors mostly recommend dietary and lifestyle modification to get relief from GERD problem. These are some of the precautions that can be initiated to avoid GERD.
Amrita Homeopathy offers specially formulated and extensively researched Homeopathy medicine for GERD which is personalised for you based on your body type and daily activities. Our medicines helps the humans as a whole taking into account the stress, nature and individual gastric presentation. The presentation may vary from person to person as each individual is different .You donot have to be dependent on the medicine but over a period of time it will reduce the intensity of burning ,regurgitation and frequency and over a period of time you will be symptom free.It will improve the quality of life and you will be able to enjoy every food you like if taken in moderate quality.It will also help to prevent complications like gastric ulcers and stomach cancer.
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