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Category Archives: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
What is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease? Normally there is a muscle called lower esophageal sphincter between our food pipe (esophagus) and stomach. This muscle acts as a one way valve and allows the food to go down to the stomach and … Continue reading
Is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease common? Yes, it is a very common condition. It is estimated that upto 20% of the population suffer from this condition at some time or the other in their lifetime.
What are the symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)? The classical symptom of GERD is heart burn. It is a burning sensation located in the centre of the chest, either along with food intake or when fasting. Many patients also … Continue reading
What is the treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)? The treatment of GERD can be broadly divided into two- lifestyle changes and medicines. Among them, lifestyle changes go a long way in reducing the medicine requirement. These include a) Have … Continue reading
What are the complications of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)? Reflux disease, if left untreated for a long time, can lead to complications like Barretts esophagus, narrowing (stricture) of the food pipe, or even esophageal cancer. It has been shown that … Continue reading