Acid Reflux Disease
Gastric Reflux disease or GERD is a clinical disorder, whereby the gastric acid of the stomach comes up to the esophagus, producing mucosal damage to the esophagus. This disease presents various symptoms from light to severe: chest burn sensation, chest and throat hotness, acidity, lack of breath, frequent hiccups and belching, bronchial hyper-reactivity (like asthma) “heartache”, nightly choke with saliva or with the stomach contents and so on. It also presents serious problems of esophageal ulcers, burns, Barrett esophagus, and even cancer of the esophagus. Considering all those symptoms and problems, we are before a serious illness, requiring a well targeted and definitive assistance. In most of these cases, the better solution is surgery, followed by a change in diet and lifestyle.