Causes Acid Reflux Disease – What Causes Acid Reflux Disease – Causes Of Acid Reflux Disease

Stacey Said:

How do you prevent AcidReflux from turning into AcidRefluxDisease?

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Lifestyle changes Preventing Acid Reflux 10 Tips Preventing Acid Reflux

Remember, diet does NOT cause GERD. Nevertheless, GERD and its most frequent symptom of heartburn can be aggravated by foods, certain medications and other factors. Here are some suggestions to improve your heartburn symptoms.

1. Eat smaller, more frequent meals.
A full stomach can put extra pressure on the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which will increase the chance that some of this food will reflux into the esophagus.

2. Avoid foods and beverages that can trigger reflux of stomach contents.
Some foods and beverages increase the risk of reflux by relaxing the LES. These include alcohol; beverages containing caffeine, such as coffee, tea and cola drinks; carbonated beverages; citrus fruits and juices; tomatoes and tomato sauces; chocolate; spicy and fatty foods.

3. Don’t eat within two to three hours before bedtime.
Lying down with a full stomach can cause stomach contents to press harder against the LES, increasing the chances of refluxed food.

4. If you’re overweight, lose the extra pounds.
Obesity increases abdominal pressure, which can then push stomach contents up into the esophagus.

5. Elevate your head a few inches while you sleep.
Lying down flat presses the stomach’s contents against the LES. With the head higher than the stomach, gravity helps reduce this pressure. You can elevate your head in a couple of ways. You can place bricks, blocks or anything that’s sturdy securely under the legs at the head of your bed. You can also use an extra pillow, or a wedge-shaped pillow, to elevate your head.

6. Don’t wear belts or clothes that are tight fitting around the waist.
Clothing that fits tightly around the abdomen will squeeze the stomach, forcing food up against the LES, and cause food to reflux into the exophagus. Clothing that can cause problems include tight-fitting belts and slenderizing undergarments.

7. Stop smoking.
The chemicals in cigarette smoke weaken the LES as they pass from the lungs into the blood.

8. Avoid alcohol.
Alcohol relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter, allowing the reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus. It also increases the production of stomach acid. If you want to consume alcohol, follow these tips: Dilute alcoholic beverages with water or club soda, drink moderate amounts of alcoholic beverages — the suggested amounts are 1-2 mixed drinks, 12-16 ounces of wine, or 2-3 beers, drink white wine instead of red, choose non-alcoholic beer or wine whenever you can.

9. Keep a heartburn record.
Record what triggerd your acid reflux episodes, the severity of each episode, how your body reacts, and what gives you relief. The next step is to take this information to your doctor so the both of you can determine what lifestyle changes you will need to make and what treatments will give you maximum relief.

10 Take your medication at the same time every day.
It is very important to take your medication every day. If you are prone to forgetting, leave yourself a note to remind you or take your medication when you do another daily activity that you don’t forget doing, such as brushing your teeth or washing your face.

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Maurice Said:

what is acidrefluxdisease?and What causes it?

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There is a valve at the bottom of the esophagus where it joins the stomach called the pyloric valve. It is usually closed, but opens when you swallow to let food or drink pass into the stomach. If, due to age, disease, or other cause, the valve does not stay closed when it should, stomach fluids can back up into the esopahgus and cause damage. Such fluids are highly acidic; the stomach can withstand the acid, but the esophagus cannot. Various trade medicines such as Nexium are sold to alleviate the problem by reducing the stomach’s acidity.

Sergio Said:

what causesacidrefluxdisease?

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That isn’t a symptoms of acid reflux.

The top 10 causes of acid reflux:

Coffee, tea, and other drinks that contain caffeine
Caffeine can relax the LES, allowing stomach contents to reflux into the esophagus.

Chocolate
Chocolate contains concentrations of theobromine (a compound that occurs naturally in many plants such as cocoa, tea and coffee plants), which relaxes the esophageal sphincter muscle, letting stomach acid squirt up into the esophagus.

Fried and fatty foods
These foods tend to slow down digestion, keeping the food in your stomach longer. This can result in increases pressure in the stomach, which in turn puts more pressure on a weakened LES, allowing reflux of stomach contents.

Tomatoes and tomato-based products
These foods relax the lower esophageal sphincter (LES).

Alcohol
Alcohol relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter, allowing the reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus. It also increases the production of stomach acid.

Tobacco
The chemicals in cigarette smoke weaken the LES as they pass from the lungs into the blood.

Large meals
A full stomach can put extra pressure on the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which will increase the chance that some of this food will reflux into the esophagus.

Citrus fruits and juices
These foods relax the lower esophageal sphincter (LES).

Eating within 2 to 3 hours prior to bedtime
Lying down with a full stomach can cause stomach contents to press harder against the LES, increasing the chances of refluxed food.

Wearing tight fitting clothing
Clothing that fits tightly around the abdomen will squeeze the stomach, forcing food up against the LES, and cause food to reflux into the esophagus. Clothing that can cause problems include tight-fitting belts and slenderizing undergarments.

Jesus Said:

Can coeliacs diseasecauseacidreflux?

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Coeliacs disease and acid reflux are two different problems altogether, I suffer with both.
Coeliacs disease causes severe abdominal pain and bowel problems including diarrhoea and constipation when a person has eaten food containing Gluten (although not all symptoms will be apparent). If you are concerned then go see your GP and ask to be tested for coeliacs disease. They will perform a blood test to see if you have endomysial antibodies. If so, you will then be referred to a specialist for a biopsy. This can be done by a small tube being passed down your throat until it reaches your duodenum (small intestine) where they will remove a small part the check for coeliacs disease. You do have the option of a general anaesthetic or a spray on the back of the throat. I had the spray but afterwards I wish I had had the anaesthetic. They can then confirm whether you have coeliac disease or not. Do not cut out Gluten whilst undergoing tests as this will jeopardise the results. If coeliac disease is diagnosed you will have to follow a strict diet to ensure you do not eat Gluten.

Acid reflux can be caused by the vomiting as mine was caused because I was Bulimic. Again go see your GP you may be prescribed a short dose of anti-acid pills, stronger then the ones over the counter and this should help to clear it up. If it continues persist on going to GP until it is sorted.

I hope this helps

Clifford Said:

Any teens here have acidrefluxdisease?

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I have it. Stomach acid comes up and burns the lining of ur esophagus! nasty i no right!!? It also causes ulsers in ur throat. It can cause cancer if left untreated. It also causes extreme heartburn:( I was diagnosed about 6 months ago.

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Randi?

Harvey Said:

Can bulimia (or any other eating disorders) causeAcidRefluxDisease?

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Yes. When you throw up your body produces extra stomic acid. If you are throwing up every day, then your body will get used to it and keep producing it more than it normally should. Also, if you aren’t eating at all, this will happen as well.
If you know someone who has an eating disorder, get them help before the condition worsens. Disorders like this can cause unhealthy skin, teeth, bones, hair, (everything) and death.

Kent Said:

can acidrefluxdiseasecause SEVERE stomach pain?

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When I had the upper GI and they said I had acid reflux, I thought they had missed something as well.
My symptoms were not extreme pain in my stomach, it was extreme pain in my chest. I described it that I felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest.
I would get extremely lightheaded, and found that If I took a RELOCOR (Can be bought in a drug store without a prescription) and if I would lay on the floor I would feel better in a short while. I am not a doctor, and I have no idea if it would work for you, but when the pain was really intense, it helped.
I gather that you can have some really strange symptoms when you have acid reflux. I am now on Nexium, but I can not say I am happy with it. I am still experiencing an inability to eat somethings I really like (I can not drink coffee anymore, I’ve become a big tea drinker…especially green tea). However, my biggest problem seems to be a tremendous amount of gas. I am presently looking for a healthy substitute for Nexium.

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