Acid Reflux from Infancy to Adulthood III: Adults This is part 3 of a 3-part series on Acid Reflux. See Part I: Your Baby and Acid Reflux See Part II: Children and Teens GER vs. GERD Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) is a normal physiological event characterized by the sensation of food coming up the esophagus in the form of a wet burp. Many adults have GER after eating a large meal, drinking a carbonated beverage or eating too fast. GER symptoms may include: o Sour taste in the mouth after a meal o Sensation of food coming up the throat o Burping o Belching o Fullness, bloating On the other hand, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is the abnormal backwashing of stomach contents and acid into the esophagus causing complications. GERD may cause esophagitis (irritation to the delicate lining of the esophagus), ulcers and respiratory issues. GERD symptoms may include the symptoms of GER plus: o Heartburn/chest pain
With all the talk of throat cancer, let's call it the "Michael Dougles effect", the release of new information on the effect of heartburn on throat cancer is comes in a timely manner. According to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention frequent heartburn episodes are associated with a 78% increased risk of throat and vocal cord cancers ( 1 ). What was different about this study is that the results were controlled for smoking, as well as alcohol intake. Which means that these volunteer participants did not report any history of smoking or drinking. Both of which are also considered risk factors for throat cancer. The one factor that seemed to be the most protective, even ahead of prescription medications and home heartburn remedies, was taking antacids. It was so protective in fact that it reduced the overall risk of throat cancer to only 41% which is a whopping 38% difference. Antacids continued to provide some protection even i...
Acid reflux can be a very painful and awkward thing for any person to deal with and aside from the medicated remedies that you can get, natural remedies for acid reflux could be the area to look at to ensure that you have a pain free and easy life.
Although the medicated remedies are proven to deal with this condition, these cannot always be used alongside other forms of medication that you may be taking. You may also find that these will bring along with them some adverse side effects and therefore taking natural remedies for acid reflux can help to resolve this issue.
Some of the main natural cures that you could look at are:
1. Ginger . This has been proven to help those that are suffering from acid reflux to be able to relieve the symptoms. Anti-inflammatory and anti-nauseas properties are combined with the ability that the food product has to speed up the digestion process and also adding another layer of mucous to the stomach to prevent the acid moving to the...
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