Acid reflux is a chronic disorder and if left to persist, it will lead to permanent damage of the esophagus and an increased risk of esophageal cancer.

Acid reflux is a very common condition. It is characterized by a burning pain, known as heartburn, felt internally around the lower chest area. It is caused by stomach acid flowing back up into the food pipe. Acid reflux is also known as heartburn, acid indigestion, or pyrosis. If acid reflux symptoms happen more than twice a week, you have acid reflux disease, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Acid reflux is a condition in which the contents of stomach reflux backward into the oesophagus. Since the stomach contents are acidic in nature this damages the inner lining of the food pipe.

Acid reflux creates a burning pain in the lower chest area, often after eating. is an uncomfortable burning sensation that occurs in the esophagus and is felt behind the breastbone area. It tends to get worse when lying down or bending over. It can last for several hours and often worsens after eating food.

The pain of heartburn may move up toward the neck and throat. Stomach fluid can reach the back of the throat in some cases, producing a bitter or sour taste.

Causes of Acid Reflux

  • Eating large meals or lying down after the meal
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Drinking certain beverages, such as alcohol, carbonated drinks, coffee, or tea
  • Smoking
  • Taking certain medications

Symptoms of Acid Reflux

  • A burning sensation or heat in your chest or throat usually after eating
  • Bloody or black stools or bloody vomiting
  • Nausea, wheezing, dry cough, hoarseness
  • Weight loss
  • Bloating, burping
  • Heartburn
  • Feeling or tightness in the throat

Investigations for Acid Reflux

X-rays, Endoscopy

HOMEOPATHY TREATMENT FOR ACID REFLUX

Homeopathy offers a good remedies for the treatment of painful acid reflux symptoms. Homeopathic medicines relies not only on identifying the symptoms of the disease but on a variety of personality traits, the person’s mental state, and other characteristic symptoms.

Homeopathy remedies stimulate the person’s own vital force, or immune system, encouraging the body to heal itself. The homeopathy medicines for acid reflux are acid Nux vomica, Arsenicum album, Phosphorus, Pulsatilla and Carbo vegetabilis.