Scientists have recently completed clinical trials using a new magnetic device to treat chronic acid reflux, or GERD (gastroesophogeal reflux disease). For sufferers of GERD, every meal is a gamble. They have to avoid many acid-causing foods, such as chocolate, citrus fruits and carbonated drinks. If they don't or even after many foods they don't avoid, they develop an extremely painful burning sensation in their esophagus as the stomach acid travels. This can cause painful and excessive scarring.
Acid reflux, also known as GERD, is a chronic condition that causes ongoing pain and burning in the chest and throat. It is estimated more than 60 million of Americans suffer from acid reflux at least once a month; that is 44% of the U.S adult population.
Acid reflux, medically also referred to as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a condition that is typified by the leaking of the stomach contents into the esophagus, irritating it and leading to nausea and heartburn, among other symptoms. The general notion associated with this condition is that acid reflux is caused by the foods you eat. However, medical experts will tell you this is not always the case. In addition to lifestyle factors, acid reflux can also be caused by a variety of anatomical and medical conditions, some of which are being looked at in this article.
Acid reflux disease is on the rise in the United States. Anyone who suffers from the recurring symptoms of acid reflux thoroughly understands how uncomfortable this condition can be. There are a variety of ways to treat the symptoms of acid reflux. However, a possible new treatment, electrical stimulation of the muscular valve in the esophagus, may be a safe and effective way to manage this disease.
Have you been diagnosed with GERD? Do the symptoms of the disease keep you from getting a good night's sleep? If you answered yes to these questions, you are not alone. About 15% of the American population have the disease. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disease.When stomach acid flows back up into the esophagus, the pain and discomfort of acid reflux and heartburn can make it very difficult to get quality sleep.
If you suffer from heartburn, you can take some comfort in knowing that most cases are treatable. When heartburn becomes more frequent that may be a strong indicator of a disease commonly known as acid reflux or GERD.
Anyone who suffers with gastroesophageal reflux disease, or better known as GERD, knows firsthand the pain and discomfort that stomach acid can cause when it backs up into the esophagus and throat. There are a number of treatments available once this condition has been diagnosed, but research continues the quest for better, less invasive treatments. Electrical stimulation of the esophagus may be a promising treatment in the future for unresolved acid reflux symptoms.