Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Know The Long - Term Effects and Complications of GERD

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a kind of digestive disorder that happens when food, fluids, or stomach juices are coming back into the esophagus from the stomach. The people of all ages (infants to older) can affect with the disease. 


Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a potential threat for the people with asthma. Acid reflux can make asthma symptoms more painful by irritating lungs and develop severe asthma. This kind of irritation can develop allergic reactions and develop the airways more sensitive to the environmental situations such as cold air or smoke.

Gastroesophageal Reflux can happen when an individual burp. If burping has an acid taste in the mouth or has heartburn, then it is a sign of having gastroesophageal reflux.


  • Pain or difficulty in swallowing
  • Acid regurgitation
  • Chronic sore throat
  • Sudden increase in saliva
  • Hoarseness or laryngitis
  • Bad breath
  • Inflammation of the gums
  • Chest pain

Diagnosis Techniques

  • X-ray of the upper digestive system
  • Endoscopy
  • Ambulatory acid test
  • Esophageal impedance test


The treatment for gastroesophageal reflux is medication. There are certain other ways to lower the problems related to disease. They are
  • Lose weight
  • Elevate the bed about 6-8 inches
  • Lower alcohol intake
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid heavy meals in evening
  • Limit meal size or portion
  • Lower caffeine intake
The use of antacids and H2 blockers can reduce the effect of stomach acid. Acid production can be blocked by the proton pump inhibitors. However, in extreme cases, a surgery may be recommended.

Vikram’s clinic,is one of the best  hernia treatment hospital in Chennai and provides advanced treatment for GERD.

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