Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

often referred to as Gerd or gastric acid is one of condition which is liquid from the stomach rises to the esophagus. Fluids cans stimulate and damages the lining of esophagus even though they only occur in a few patients. The fluids that vomited usually contains acid and pepsin which is produced by stomach that causes burning in the chest or throat that we are familiar with heartburn. Heartburn felt only a few times is common, but that isn’t mean someone have gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. 

Causes of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD 

Gastroesophageal reflux Disease or GERD is generally caused by a malfunctioning of the lower esophageal sphinchter (LES). LES is a circle of muscles in the lower part of the esophagus. LES have a function as an automatic door that opens when food or drinks go down to the stomach. After the food enters, the LES will close to prevent acid and food back up into the esophagus. 

Usually, GERD or gastric acid results form bad digestion, absorption of food nutrients, and assimilation. Everybody can have and attacked by gastroesophageal reflux disease. Such as baby, children, and pregnant woman. And then, how do we know about symptoms of GERD?. On this occasion we will discuss about general symptoms of GERD, food that must be avoided, and recommended foods for consumption. 

1. General symptoms of GERD 

    - Chest pain especially at night 
    - Difficulty swallowing foods 
    - Cough and asthma 
    - Hoarseness of voice 
    - Sore throat 
    - Food regurgitation 

2. Food that must be avoided 

    - Oily and canned food 
    - Drinks containing carbon and caffeine 
    - Food that produces gas, such as nuts, cabbage and broccoli 
    - Dairy products, such yogurt 
    - Chocolate 
    - Spicy and sour food 
    - Garlic and shallots 

3. Recommended foods for consumption 

    - Egg 
    - White rice 
    - Cooked vegetables 
    - Fresh chicken 
    - Boiled or baked fish 
    - Chicken soup without cream 

That all information about gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). I hope, this information can give an advantage for us. Always keep our healthy for a beautiful life.

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