What is GERD?

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What is GERD?

GERD Definition: is the medical acronym for : Gastro- Esophageal Reflux Disease.

A brief explanation on how the digestive system works will better help to understand what GERD is all about.

The human body naturally produces stomach acid in order to help our digestive system to function better. Food that we swallow travel from the Esophagus to our stomach. The “Esophagus”, commonly called the food pipe or digestive tube extend from the throat to the stomach.

A muscle ring called Esophageal Sphincter (LES) behaves like a valve and is located At the bottom of the esophagus in junction with the stomach. Its function is to prevent stomach acid from flowing back into the Esophagus.

A malfunction of the Esophageal Sphincter results in Acid stomach backing up from the stomach into the esophagus (the food pipe). In other words the muscle ring, is not contracting correctly thus letting stomach acid pass trough.



muscle ring, sphincter muscle

sphincter muscle, muscle ring

Diagram of Esophageal Sphincter Real Live picture of Esophageal Sphincter

The first picture is a Diagram illustrating acid stomach flowing back into the Esophagus ( the digestive tube).
Notice the muscle ring (Esophageal Sphincter) is not contracting enough allowing acid stomach
to surge up into the Digestive tube (Esophagus).
The second image is a inside stomach look of what the Esophageal Sphincter naturally looks like.

So acid reflux symptoms are most of time related to a malfunction
of the muscle Ring (Esophageal Sphincter) – I say most of the time but not always.
Lets take a look at symptoms related to GERD disease.

Acid reflux symptom associated with GERD:

  • When you haven’t eaten for 5-6 hours and you still have heartburn.
  • When you get acid attack laying horizontally.
  • When you need to sleep in a sitting position to avoid nasty acid reflux.
  • When heartburns are becoming more frequent
  • When nausea effect start to happen after heartburn attack.
  • When you have become an anti-acid junkie – meaning when you are over consuming commercial acid relfux remedies like – Rolaids, Tums, Pepto-Bismol, Pepcid, Gaviscon, etc.

You should consult a doctor if you have any of the acid reflux symptom listed above.

Is it possible to permanently get rid of Acid reflux ?
the answer is YES !

There’s basically two options available in regards to permanently curing Acid reflux, heartburn or GERD.
First option is surgery and should be considered as last resort. In most case when People consider surgery
it’s because they can not support the pain anymore or haven’t found a remedy that could
ease the pain enough to be able to live with it.
Next option is natural products or remedies to heal GERD or heartburn.
The issue of finding natural acid reflux remedies to permanently cure GERD may be argued among the medical professional community but for Bill Allen a victim of this disease it’s a totally different story.
If you have tried to create your own home style heartburn remedies and haven’t been successful at it, then you should definitely take a look at the videos of Bill Allen who discovered a way to naturally cure GERD for ever : here’s the link. acid reflux remedies

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