If you want to learn how to cure your gastric acidity permanently without drugs, without antacids, and without side effects, then Eco Eco brings you advice on the subject.
What the Gastro esophageal Reflux Disease?
The reflux is linked to a dysfunction of the lower esophageal sphincter. When functioning normally, the sphincter opens to allow food to pass, then closes to prevent the contents of the stomach back up into the esophagus. It is a "one-way valve" between the stomach and esophagus. Reflux is due to a malfunction of the lower esophageal sphincter.
It has long been considered the gastroesophageal reflux as a minor stomach disorder, attributed to poor eating habits (overeating and high fat ...), to alcohol, tobacco, or to a mode unsuitable life. They are actually contributing factors, but the reflux is mainly due to a malfunction of the lower esophageal sphincter. When the sphincter relaxes abnormally, the contents of the stomach back up into the esophagus.
In the case of reflux, the sphincter does not fulfill its role of "valve". Part of the stomach contents (food acid) back into the esophagus abnormally. This can cause symptoms and damage to the lining of the esophagus (esophagitis).
Population most exposed to heartburn
- People with a hiatal hernia (part of the stomach up into the chest).
- Pregnant women (especially during the last months of pregnancy): fetal effect exerts additional pressure on the stomach. In this case, the reflux is provisional.
- Obese or overweight subjects, in particular due to a higher abdominal pressure.
- People aged 50 years and older persons: with age, esophageal sphincter relaxes more easily, this can cause the reflux.
Lifestyle advice against heartburn
These measures are recommended in case of reflux, but, most often, drug therapy must be associated. Some rules diet and lifestyle can help reduce the intensity or frequency of symptoms of reflux:
- Lose weight if overweight;
- Limit consumption of coffee, alcohol and tobacco;
- Eat light (avoid fats), especially at night;
- Do not eat too late to prevent the elongated position shortly after a meal;
- Avoid situations favoring reflux after meals: nap, leaning forward position, sport;
- Avoid tight clothes.