GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a condition when food substance flows back from the stomach into the esophagus (food pipe). Also known as acid reflux disease, it occurs when the sphincter muscle (joint between esophagus and stomach) fails to close after the passage of food from the esophagus into the stomach. In such cases, food reverts back towards the esophagus, thus initiating the problem. Could these 5 food bombs be causing your acidity?
The common symptoms of GERD are –
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Medications like antacids, H2 receptor blockers (ranitidine) and proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole are primarily suggested by physicians to combat the situation. However, proper dietary modifications are also recommended to overcome such ailment.
Since acidity and GERD are closely related, here’s what you should know about acidity – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.