About Acid Reflux

Learn More About Acid Reflux

Do you find yourself suffering from the discomfort of heartburn frequently?  It’s possible you may have a more serious problem known as Acid Reflux.  In this blog we are going to be looking in to detail about acid reflux, GERD, home remedies for acid reflux, Acid Reflux Symptoms and Acid Reflux Treatments.  We are also going to take a look at what you can do to avoid the complications that can arise from Acid Reflux.

If you find that after you eat a spicy or very heavy meal that you get a bit of regurgitation of stomach contents it’s possible that you are just getting simple heartburn and there’s nothing to worry about.  If however you find that this regurgitation is happening all too often, it’s more than like you are experiencing some form of Acid Reflux which is also known officially as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) for short.

ABOUT Acid Reflux – how do you get acid reflux?

Stomach acid is a strong creature.  Just imagine what stomach acid can do to your oesophagus over a period of time.  There is also another thing in the stomach called pepsin which is used for breaking down proteins and bile that have backed up from the small part of the intestine.  Peptin is not as damaging to the oesophagus as acid but they can still be harmful  All three of these substances mixed together can make for a nightmare in your oesophagus.  If this happens you are experiencing esophagitis.

If you find that you are experiencing acid reflux on a regular basis it is suggested that you go and see a doctor.  On this website we will provide some links to some acid reflux home remedies which you can use but we are not doctors so make sure you receive the care of a trained professional.

Culprits of Acid Reflux

There are few things which can cause acid reflux and we will go in to more detail later on but a quick summary includes:

  1. A malfunctioning oesophagus which can be caused due to it’s sphincter valve isn’t working properly
  2. A bulging of the stomach called a hiatal hernia
  3. Your stomach not emptying properly in to the small intestine

I can’t stress this enough. If you are having serious regular occurrences of acid reflux, book an appointment with a doctor at the first available opportunity.  In the mean time, have a look around my website and Learn more about Acid Reflux.  Good Luck! Sarskia xxx

 

8 thoughts on “About Acid Reflux

  1. the cause of reflux may not be excess acid, rather, in my instance, the inability of the esophageal/stomach sphincter to close tight enough, thereby allowing stomach contents/acid being forced up the esophagus. This is why, if you ‘suffer’ from GERDS, it’s important to not consume excess food/fluids.

  2. Does anyone know how does GERD cause sleep apnea or breathing problems?
    I wake up hyperventilating sometimes with chest congestion and don’t know if it’s allergies or asthma or GERD?

  3. There are so many different factors which can cause or contribute to GERD type symptoms and often doctors are too busy to provide the careful individualized analysis which is necessary to get to the root of the problem.
    My suggestion is to consult a Naturopath .He /She will take the time necessary to help you understand the factors which are causing your particular problem and suggest lifestyle changes and natural medicines to help.

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