Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is an upper digestive disorder that affects the esophageal sphincter. Esophageal sphincter is a ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach. In GERD the stomach’s contents back up into the esophagus. GERD occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter is weak or relaxes improperly, allowing stomach’s contents back up into the esophagus.
GERD affects nearly one-third of the adult population at least once a month. Almost 10% of adults experience GERD weekly or daily. Many people including children, pregnant women, and old age people suffer from heartburn or acid indigestion by GERD.
Heartburn also called acid indigestion is the most common symptom of GERD. Usually, there will be a burning sensation and pain in the chest behind sternum extending upward to the neck and throat.
Chronic GERD leads to esophagitis. Esophagitis may cause esophageal bleeding or ulcers still worsen cases leads to chronic scarring. Some people develop a condition known as barrack’s esophagus. This condition may increase the risk of esophageal cancer.
CAUSES OF GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX
• Lying down shortly after eating
• Taking certain medications, such as aspirin
• Eating large meals or eating late at night
• Excessive Smoking & Alcohol
• Improper diet and lifestyle changes.
Symptoms of Gastroesophageal reflux
• A burning sensation in the chest
• Difficulty in swallowing
• Nausea, ear pain.
• A dry cough
• Bad breath
• Hoarseness or a sore throat.
Endoscopy, X-rays, Esophageal acid testing, Biopsy
HOMEOPATHY TREATMENT FOR GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX
Homeopathic medicines are prescribed on the basis of physical, emotional, and genetic makeup that individualizes a person. Homeopathic treatment is natural, safe, gentle and without side-effects. Homeopathic medicines will reduce the intensity of burning, regurgitation of GERD. It will also help to prevent complications like gastric ulcers and cancer of the stomach.
Homeopathic treatment relieves symptoms of GERD, but also prevents recurrences and helps maintain health. The best. Homeopathic medicines for GERD are Nux-Vomica, Arsenicum-alb, Phosphorus, Carbo-vegetabilis, Pulsatilla etc.,