Gastroesophageal reflux disease is an upper digestive disorder that affects the esophageal sphincter. Esophageal sphincter is a ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach. Many people including children, pregnant women, and old age people suffer from heartburn or acid indigestion by GERD.
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.
The causes of GERD are a hiatus hernia, improper diet, and lifestyle changes. Fatty food, coffee, alcoholic beverages will trigger reflux or heartburn.
Heartburn also called acid indigestion is the most common symptom of GERD. Usually, there will be burning sensation and pain in the chest behind sternum extending upward to the neck and throat.
Many people complaints that food is coming back into the mouth with acid or bitter taste. This burning pressure or pain of heartburn can last for 2hrs and is often seen after eating. We can confirm GERD by endoscopy, barium x-ray.
Complications of long-term GERD:
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.
Top Homeopathy Medicines for Gastroesophageal reflux disease:-
Nux-Vomica:- One of the main remedies for most digestive complaints is Nux-Vomica. Nux-Vomica has a strichinin which relieves most of our digestive complaints. Nux-Vomica people will have symptoms like burning in the epigastric region, bloating of abdomen, constipation, nausea, belching followed by four regurgitations of stomach contents to the throat. Nux-Vomica people have typical characters like brusque temperament, overworked, high powered businessman. They will have Bossy nature with easy to anger. This individual will have desires for coffee, spicy food, tasty food, fatty food and other stimulants.
Arsenicum-alb:- There will be burning pains felt in the stomach with food coming back to the throat. There will be burning pain in the throat also. There will be burning pain with severe watery vomiting. They feel better by drinking a small quantity of cold water in a small interval of time. Their mental status will be anxious, restless and fearful of being alone.
Phosphorus: – There will be burning pains felt in the abdomen, bloating and great thirst for ice, cold drinks, which are vomited back shortly after becoming warm in the stomach. The Phosphorus persons are mild-mannered and seek company and affection.
Carbo-veg: – Carbo-vegetabilis individual have belching, heaviness in stomach and chest by eating simple, pain food. They have aversion to food like meat, milk, and fat.