GERD Information

GERD Information Overview
GERD is a confusing disease comprised of chronic heartburn/acid reflux, as well as many of the dysmotility symptoms. One survey showed that 75 percent of people suffering from non-ulcer pain ans heartburn have additional symptoms. In this case, reflux is caused when the lower esophageal sprinter (LES) - the muscle connecting the esophagus with the stomach - doesn't close properly after the food passes from the esophagus to the stomach. So acid-laced food comes back up.

In the information from medical community, GERD is referred to as an "iceberg" disease in that there are symptoms at the base common to all people with GERD. As the iceberg narrows into various jagged peaks, symptoms vary. For example, all people will have reflux, but only all people will feel burning or bloating or nausea. On the other hand, some people may experience every imaginable symptoms of GERD and dysmotility. Moreover the severity of the symptoms differs, which can depend on how severe LES dysfunction is, how much fluid is coming up from stomach, and even how effective saliva is at neutralizing the reflux. Most experts today classify GERD as both an acid problem, in that acid is in the wrong part of your G.I. tract, and a motility problem.

Severe GERD can cause inflammation of the esophageal lining, known as esophagitis. This can lead to narrowing of the esophagus. Severe GERD can also cause an ulcer.

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