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    GERD (GastroEsophageal reflux disease)

    Overview

    Have you ever faced a vigorous heartburn after a meal? If it is done occasionally, then don’t worry it’s nothing serious. It usually happens due to overeating or after having a spicy food. But if it is happening persistently so please don’t avoid or entertain it for a longer duration of time, you need to consult a doctor very soon. You could be a patient of Gastro-Esophageal reflux disease (GERD), here the stomach pushes the gastric contact back to the esophagus (food pipe), usually this process is restricted because of the presence of a sphincter called ‘cardiac sphincter’ preventing the backflow of gastric content. But sometimes due to overeating or due excess acid production in the stomach, it leads to partially opened sphincter causing the backflow.

    How does GERD caused?

    It is usually caused due to opening of the stomach esophageal sphincter leading to backflow of gastric acids into the esophagus leading to eruption and ulcers in the esophageal mucosal line and causing esophageal ulcers.

    GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease - 1Veda Ayurveda
    GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease - 1Veda Ayurveda

    GERD (GastroEsophageal reflux disease)

    Overview

    Have you ever faced a vigorous heartburn after a meal? If it is done occasionally, then don’t worry it’s nothing serious. It usually happens due to overeating or after having a spicy food. But if it is happening persistently so please don’t avoid or entertain it for a longer duration of time, you need to consult a doctor very soon. You could be a patient of Gastro-Esophageal reflux disease (GERD), here the stomach pushes the gastric contact back to the esophagus (food pipe), usually this process is restricted because of the presence of a sphincter called ‘cardiac sphincter’ preventing the backflow of gastric content. But sometimes due to overeating or due excess acid production in the stomach, it leads to partially opened sphincter causing the backflow.

    How does GERD caused?

    It is usually caused due to opening of the stomach esophageal sphincter leading to backflow of gastric acids into the esophagus leading to eruption and ulcers in the esophageal mucosal line and causing esophageal ulcers.

    GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease - 1Veda Ayurveda
    GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease - 1Veda Ayurveda

    General factors responsible to cause GERD:

    1. Eating hot and spicy food in excess amount.
    2. Eating food with feeling hunger.
    3. Excess consumption of tea and coffee on daily basis.
    4. Due to regular smoking.
    5. Due to alcohol consumption
    6. Due to immediate nap after having a meal.
    7. If suffering from psychological stress.
    8. Day sleep
    9. Late night Awakening
    10. Eating a meal very late at night.

    General signs and symptoms of GERD:

    The two most frequently observed symptoms of GERD are severe heartburn that starts mainly from the chest and reaching up to neck and throat. The second major symptom of GERD is acid regurgitation characterised by bitter and sour taste in mouth and throat. However some patients may persist atypical symptoms such as cough, asthma, laryngitis or chest pain and the other patients with GERD might have no symptoms at all. There are few of the symptoms associated with GERD follow:

    1. Difficulty in swallowing.
    2. Regurgitation of food
    3. Burping
    4. Bitter taste of mouth
    5. Upper abdominal discomfort or pain.
    6. Dry cough
    7. Anorexia
    8. Excessive thirst
    9. Heartburn after meals
    10. Loss of taste
    11. Nausea and vomiting
    12. Giddiness
    GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease - 1Veda Ayurveda
    GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease - 1Veda Ayurveda

    Complications of GERD:

    1. Esophageal stricture: damage to the cells in the lower esophageal sphincter from acid reflux leads to a scar tissues, narrowing the pathway.
    2. Esophageal Ulcer: Excess secretion of acids by the stomach and its back flow to the esophagus causes esophageal sore results in esophageal ulcers.
    3. Barrette’s Esophagus: The tissues lining the lower esophagus changes. These changes are associated with the increased risk of Esophageal cancer.

    General management and prevention of GERD by Home remedy:

    Firstly if we talk about the objectives and principles of ayurvedic management and treatment, it focuses on: Enhancing the appetite, Help in nourishing of the body tissues, Improvement in digestion and absorption of food, Enhancing the metabolism of the body.

    Now we will discuss about the prevention and management of GERD by do's and dont's:

    1. Eat light food to avoid overload on stomach.
    2. Gap between the two meals must not be more than 6 hours because it leads to overproduction of gastric acids
    3. Add fruits in your meal and intake regularly.
    4. Do not drink a lot of water immediately after meal, take lukewarm water after half an hour instead.
    5. Walk for 20-30 minutes. After every meal.
    6. Exercise or follow yoga every day for at least 45 minutes.
    7. Avoid oily, spicy and hot foods because it irritates the mucosal lining.
    8. Avoid tea, coffee and fermented foods because these foods trigger acid production.
    9. Do not overthink and have excessive stress and anxiety, perform yoga and meditation for it.
    10. Smoking and Alcohol as it increases the acidic production in the stomach.
    11. Day not awake till late night, get back to back early and 2 hours after meal.
    12. Do not sleep immediately after a meal.
    13. Afternoon sleep.
    14. Maintain the optimum body weight because being overweight results in excessive pressure on the abdomen leading to acid backflow.
    15. Avoid tight fitting clothes because it leads to abdominal pressure.
    16. Plenty of water and juices.
    17. Avoid tomatoes, vinegar and other sour fruits and vegetables.
    18. Reduce chocolate intake.
    GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease - 1Veda Ayurveda
    GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease - 1Veda Ayurveda

    Foods for GERD:

    1. Include Banana in your meal since it has a great source of potassium, where potassium reduces the acid production.
    2. Yogurt: must be included in meal especially in lunch because it has a great amount of probiotics which is greatly responsible to keep the gastrointestinal tract healthy.
    3. Include apple in mid-morning and evening snacks to prevent acid reflux.
    4. Lemons: contain some amount of calcium carbonate which neutralises acid.
    5. Baking soda also neutralises the acid so it can also be taken after meals.
    6. Apple cider vinegar: breaks fats and neutralises the pH.
    7. Chamomile tea: reduces stomach inflammation, reduces acidity level as well as stress and anxiety.

    When to see a doctor??

    Heart burn or throat burn occasionally is fine, but frequent episodes of heart burn and acid regurgitation need not to be avoided, You must consult a good doctor, Visit to our clinic Or Contact online to our website www.1veda.com for experts advice.