Acid Reflux Disease and
Gastric Reflux Disease
Acid Reflux Disease
If you suffer from Acid Reflux Disease, you need some relief. Read on for help in understanding this.
Acid Reflux Disease and Gastric Reflux Disease Causes
Acid Reflux disease or Gastric Reflux disease occurs when the tight ring like muscle at the bottom of the esophagus relaxes. This little tight ring of muscle at the lower base of the esophagus is called the esophageal sphincter (LES). This is a one way valve. But when relaxed, food and liquid is reversed.
This allows the acid from food and liquid from the stomach to be splashed or pushed back up into the lower esophagus creating Acid Reflux.
The esophagus is the tube that connects the mouth and the stomach.
The stomach digestive juices are very acid laden, and is very intense when it gets in the wrong place. It literally scorches the esophagus as harsh acid would if it splashed onto the skin.This makes for a very painful burning sensation, hence the name acid reflux. If it is chronic or ongoing it becomes Acid Reflux disease, also known as Gastric Reflux Disease.
Here is how it is supposed to work: Food and liquid goes into the stomach, the valve closes and keeps the food and stomach acid from splashing or refluxing back up the tube.
Acid Reflux Disease is the continual relaxing of the esophageal sphincter valve, which keeps the stomach acids, pushed up into the esophagus.
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Acid Reflux Disease GERD can cause such a burning sensation within the chest and can be so painful that some may feel that they are having a heart attack. Reflux has nothing to do with the heart, even though it is called "heartburn", it is about the terrible pain of the acid reflux burn.
This stomach acid can reach far as up into the throat area as stomach gas is belched or expelled upward. Acid burns, like any burn, take time to heal. The acid causes your esophagus to become irritated and inflamed. It can lead to ulceration within the esophagus tube and even in the bronchial tubes.
I hope this article gave you a better understanding of Acid Reflux Disease and heartburn acid reflux disease. It is best to address it at the first signs, so it does not get worse.
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Next, consider a special diet. This is a good diet for acid reflux disease.