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.
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
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.