The full form of GERD is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. This disease affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which is the ring of muscle connecting your esophagus and stomach, causing the acid to flow back to the throat from the stomach. The symptoms are heartburn, chest pain, chronic cough, and difficulty swallowing.
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Query: Hello doctor, I feel pain in the epigastrium part of my stomach mostly when I sleep or lay down. It happens only when I lay down at night or daytime.I have heartburn, constipation, gas, bloating in my stomach and I think it may be acid reflux. The interesting part is that all of this happens while l... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your description it looks like GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease). Yes, sometimes it becomes chronic, and it is a very unpleasant feeling. In chronic cases, there can be a potential issue of esophageal sphincter incompetence, resulting in acid reflux. Beginn... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have acid reflux problem. To the maximum it will cause problems like twice in six months. Shall I eat pineapple for the acid reflux issue? What if I eat pineapple daily or alternate basis and manipulate my liver to produce less acid for the future? Also, due to this habit, I can get ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acid reflux, also known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), is a condition related mostly to esophageal sphincter incompetence. Low to moderate grades of GERD are treated first with antacid drugs, which is the best and the first non-invasive solution. Severe case... Read Full »