Have you heard about reflux or acid reflux? Reflux is a digestive disease. Stomach acid or bile irritates the lining of food pipe, in this. At the entrance of stomach is ring of muscle called lower esophageal sphincter which closes as soon as food passes through it. If it doesn’t close or opens too often then the acid produced by the stomach can move up to the esophagus.
One of the common cause for the same disease is stomach abnormality called as hiatal hernia. Other risk factors include eating large meals, lying down immediately after a meal, overweight or obesity, snacking too often close to bedtime, eating tangy foods, drinking alcohol , consuming too much coffee, smoking. Now let us talk about the symptoms associated with acid reflux. Heartburn may occur, pain or discomfort from stomach to chest or abdomen or even up to throat. A sour or bitter tasting from mouth to throat, bloating, bloody or black stool or bloody vomits, burping.
If you are experiencing all those factors then dude its time to see your doctor. It can be diagnosed by endoscopy, ph monitoring, a biopsymay. Some lifestyle changes are required, and over encountered medications are helpful in treating. If medications do not help hen doctor can recommend surgery too.