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Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease

November 26, 2011  by: Dr. Simran Kaur  Points: 5   Category: Health  Earning $0.15   Views: 336

Gatro-oesophageal reflux disease develops when the oesophageal mucosa is exposed to gastric contents for prolonged periods of time.

         

Gatro-oesophageal reflux disease develops when the oesophageal mucosa is exposed to gastric contents for prolonged periods of time.

Causes-

1. Abnormalities of lower oesophageal sphincter.

2. Hiatus hernia.

3. Delayed oesophageal clearance.

4. Gastric acid.

5. Delayed gastric emptying.

6. Pregnancy.

7. Obesity.

8. Excess fat consumption.

9. Coffee.

10. Alcohol.


Symptoms-

1. Heartburn.

2. Regurgitation.

3. Weight gain.

4. Choking at night which disturbs the sleep.

5. Odynophagia.

6. Dysphagia.

7. Anemia.


Management-

1. Weight loss.

2. Elevation of the bed head.

3. Avoidance of late meals.

4. Giving up smoking.

5. Proton pump inhibitors.

6. Medicines.

7. Anti-reflux surgery.




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