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Acid reflux and the most common symptoms

Acid reflux is very similar to the condition known asgastroesophageal reflux disease, although the latter is form which is a bitmore serious. When the person experiences flow of the stomach acid (which mightbe followed by regurgitated food as well) back to the esophagus, then there isno doubt the problem in question is acid reflux. Pain in the chest, as well ascoughing and problems and difficulties when swallowing, might also be some accompanyingsymptoms, and it is necessary to avoid lying down in such a situation, because theywill only aggravate. If these symptoms are experienced only occasionally, thenthere is no reason for concern or visit to the doctor, but if they are presentmore frequently, then they should not be ignored because the esophagus mightsuffer serious damage due to the presence of the stomach acid. Sometimes thisdamage can even have fatal outcome, since the ulcers might form, or even cancerof this part of the body.

What are the methods of treatment that a person has atdisposal?

If the frequency of these symptoms increases, then theperson needs to sit down and try to identify the triggers of acid reflux. In somecases, it might be particular food, in others stress, excessive weight, or lackof physical activity, but the reason why it is important to become aware ofthem is because usually avoiding of these factors is all it takes in order forthe problem to disappear. For other people, available methods of treatment aremedications or some alternative methods such as herbs, hypnosis, massage,aromatherapy or some other relaxation technique. It might be better to exploreand try out at least some alternative treatment options before beginning to usemedications, because some medications might cause serious side effects, whilesome more natural options might provide a permanent solution to the problem. However,if they do not help, then the person will probably be prescribed with someantacid, H-2-receptor blocker or with a proton pump inhibitor. If the case isvery serious and the part of the esophagus is so weakened or loosened, the onlysolution might be a surgery. However, even in cases this serious, it isnecessary to try out some other methods first because this one is suggested only whenothers show ineffective or useless.

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