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Acid Reflux Disorder

Western Diagnosis

Acid reflux disorder gives the sufferer a burning sensation in the chest and/or stomach. It is the result of hydrochloric acid, which is used by the stomach to digest food, backing up into the esophagus. This causes irritation to the sensitive tissues in this area.

When functioning normally, the esophageal sphincter muscle contracts and closes, preventing stomach acid from rising up. However, when the sphincter is not operating properly, the acid from the stomach is permitted to enter the esophagus resulting in the condition known as acid reflux disorder or gastroesophageal reflux disorder.

The causes of improper functioning are varied, but often involve other health issues such as: allergies, enzyme deficiencies, gallbladder problems, hiatal hernia, stress and ulcers. Food and beverage consumption is another possible cause. Often, avoidance of alcohol, chocolate, citrus fruits, coffee, fatty or fried foods, spicy foods and/or tomato based foods is recommended.



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