It is believed that heartburn, esophageal reflux, affects about 20 percent of the adult population. Heartburn is manifested as a burning sensation in the stomach, which gradually spreads through the esophagus to the throat.
Gastric juices allies proper digestion, become harmful if they are excessive stomach secretes, and then emerge pain, other symptoms such as burning sensation in the esophagus, difficulty swallowing and belching. The most important thing is to change your diet, avoiding alcohol and cigarettes.
Each of us has at least once experienced these symptoms, increased secretion of gastric acid, and many are happening almost daily. In such situations we can not tastes sweet, hot and spicy foods.
– When increased acid secretion in the stomach and abdominal pressure (especially in obese people) is greater than that in the lower esophageal sphincter (esophagus muscle), conditions are created that acid from the stomach back into the esophagus. Stomach acid in the esophagus can corrode the lining of the esophagus and make a variety of complications, of which the initial inflammation of the esophagus – explains Dr. Rastko Radović, a specialist in internal medicine – gastroenterology Health Center ” Dr Ristić “.
The role of gastric juices is to prepare food in the process of digestion. While in the stomach, we do not feel them if they stomach secreted in normal quantity, but when it comes to excessive secretion occurs so-called gastric reflux.
– When there is a sense of return of undigested food in mouth and a feeling of heartburn or acid with a belch, then we can talk about the reflux of stomach acid or reflux disease. Gastric reflux is treated according by the symptoms (medication to reduce stomach acid) and diet – the doctor Radovic said and notes that if gastric reflux with the patient has an infection of the stomach and helicobacter pylori, then they are treated with appropriate medication.
Treatment of reflux is prolonged, sometimes for months, and even years. It is a chronic disease , and recovery varies from person to person. In some cases, after successfully completing the treatment disturbances may re – occur during periods of increased stress or exhaustion.
– Increased stomach acid usually occurs in people who eat irregularly and rapidly, so that often they eat fast food and sweets or overeating, as well as in obese people, smokers and alcoholics – says Dr. Rastko Radović.
According to the old proverb, “Better stoped than cured “, it is best that the person on the weather changing habits, regulate your diet and take better care of a healthier lifestyle.
– The food diet, the easier deceptive, that with less oil and frying and more boiled without seasoning. There is no universal recipe, but each patient advised to bring food to his tastes, but also to eat more often , and less – advises Doctor Radovic.
In addition to cases in which food is causing increased secretion of gastric acid , there are other causes, such as damage to the sphincter muscle that divides the esophagus and the stomach that opens to miss food from the esophagus into the stomach and then closes immediately. The cause may be a part of prolapse of the stomach into the chest cavity, but if symptoms are frequent, it is best to immediately consult a doctor.