GERD Acid Reflux Symptoms Explained By JS Rajkumar Lifeline s
Hello, I am Rajkumar from lifeline s. and I am going to be talking to you today in this segment about acid reflux symptoms. What are they? Who gets them? What do they mean? Let’s find out. to know more about yourself, to understand the newest of technology, science, medicine and surgery.
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Understand that there is a valve here a valve between your gullet or your Esophaegus and your stomach. This one way valve is supposed to permit your food to go down, but its not supposed to permit your food from the stomach to come upwards again. when this happens the acid and the food from stomach go back upwards into the gullet and this is called.
Acid reflux. The number of symptoms the number of problems that come from this acid refluxing backwards are known as acid reflux symptoms. In the simplest format people have the acid being thrown back onto the gullet.
Causing heartburn especially after the ingestion of spicy or fatty meals Sometimes this heartburn can extend all the way upto the neck and can also cause throat burn and a change in voice. very often patients suffer severe chest pain exactly like they are having a heart attack. and when we investigate them We find out that the symptoms are actually acid reflux symptoms.
So, these are the typical symptoms of acid reflux disease. When this happens with gastroesophageal reflux the whole thing is called GERD. or the gastroesophageal reflux disease. There are also a number of Atypical symptoms for example there is the acid banging the throat can even cause cancer in the larynx or throat or voicebox. it can cause chronic hoarseness of voice. Young children have a lot of vomiting because of reflux. this acid going up can spin into the windpipes or the bronchi. And cause asthma. We now know that a large.
Number of patients having so called childhood asthma are really having acid reflux that is spinning into the windpipe and causing asthma. last but not least because of this acid hitting back on the gullet they can have strictures Or benign , its not cancer but benign blockages along the gullet. And sometimes acid reflux can give rise to the cancer of esophagus or Adenocarcinoma. let me tell you that the fastest growing gut cancer today in the planet is adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. and the main reason for that is acid reflux causing something called barretts changes in the gullet.
Indigestion vs Acid Reflux Disease
Sometimes Acid Reflux and Indigestion can be confused. What we call acid reflux is called G.E.R.D., and indigestion is called Dyspepsia, and they can run hand in hand. Usually it’s caused by a hypersecretion of acid that can reflux up into your esophagus, that’s called GERD. Or it just sits in your stomach and causes abdominal pain, bloating, feeling like your abdomen is distended, what we call indigestion. Usually, if you are young with no alarm symptoms, and that means, you’re not losing weight, there’s no family history of gastric cancer, you’re not throwing up blood, you have no problems with swallowing or pain when you swallow, then most of the times what we do.
Is we call test and treat. What that means is we usually check for a bacteria called Helicobacter Pylori. This bacteria is commonly found in a lot of people, and most of the time causes no symptoms. But there is a certain population where it can cause the feelings of indigestion. And so we try to look for the bacteria either through a breath test, a stool test, and sometimes through blood. And if you have this bacteria, we treat it with antibiotics. Sometimes, if you don’t have it, then the treatment would be usually what we call a proton pump inhibitor, which is an acid reducing medicine, like Nexium, Prylosec, which you.
Can find over the counter. Reflux disease can sometimes present as having some damage in your esophagus, but actually most of the time when we do an endoscopy in patients with acid reflux, the esophagus looks normal. But that doesn’t mean that you don’t have reflux disease. It just means that you don’t have damage. And the population where we find damage is actually not that often.