What is GERD?
GERD is the acronym for Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease. It is an abnormal condition in which the Acid reflux occurs for longer periods of time. This occurs when the acid produced by the stomach enters the esophagus through the valve that connects both of them. This valve should normally close as soon as the food enters the stomach. But in the case of acid reflux, the valve does not close all the way.
The major symptom observed in GERD patients is heartburn. This can occur during or after eating or sometimes suddenly without caution. Other symptoms include
- Acid taste in mouth
- Trouble or pain while swallowing
- Dry cough – sometimes chronic
- Lump in the throat
- Ear pain and irritation
- Recurring vomiting and nausea
- Excessive saliva, Chest pain, and Sore throat – these are less frequent
GERD is mostly observed in adults. Though it is difficult to be detected in children and infants, some symptoms in them indicate the presence of GERD such as frequent vomiting, burping, or belching, weight loss, lack of appetite etc.
Some of the causes, conditions, and risk factors that can lead to GERD are
- Obesity or over-weight
- Smoking and alcohol consumption
- Dietary changes
- Lack of physical activity
- Regularly lying down immediately after meals
Certain conditions and diseases like Lower esophagus sphincter abnormalities, hiatal hernias, and abnormal esophagus contractions can also lead to GERD.
Homeopathy Treatment for GERD
Dr. Care offers world class treatment and safe medication for relief from GERD and acid reflux problems. The constitutional treatment we employ and the subsequent medication offered will pose no threat of side-effects and they are considered the ideal way to defend GERD. Dr. Care has a great success rate of treating GERD in a number of patients across the nation.