Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Treatment

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Treatment

What is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease?

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease is a digestive disorder that affects the ring of muscle between your esophagus and stomach. If it occurs, you may get heartburn or acid indigestion. In most cases, you can ease the symptoms of this disease through diet and lifestyle changes, but some people may need medication or surgery. 

What Causes Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease?

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease is caused by frequent acid reflux. As you swallow, a band of muscle around the bottom of your esophagus  relaxes, allowing food and liquid to flow into your stomach. The sphincter closes again.

Stomach acid can flow back up into your esophagus if the sphincter relaxes abnormally or weakens. The constant backwash of acid irritates the lining of your esophagus, which often becomes inflamed.

Obesity

Who Are At Risk Of Developing Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease?

People with these conditions may increase the risk of developing Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

  • Obesity
  • Delayed stomach emptying
  • Pregnancy 
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Bulging of the top of the stomach up into the diaphragm 

Other factors that may worsen acid reflux may include:

  • Taking medications such as aspirin 
  • Drinking beverages such as coffee or alcohol 
  • Eating foods that trigger acid reflux including fatty or fried foods 
  • Eating large meals or eating late at night 
  • Smoking 

Treatment for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Dietary and lifestyle changes are the first step in treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Certain foods make the disease worse. Suggestions to help alleviate symptoms include:

  • Lose weight if you are obese or have extra weight.
  • Elevate the level of your head when you lie down.
  • Do not lie down immediately after a meal.
  • Avoid foods that increase the level of acid in your stomach, including caffeinated beverages.
  • Avoid foods that drop the pressure in the lower esophagus, such as alcohol, fatty foods, and peppermint.
  • Avoid large meals.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Avoid foods that affect peristalses, such as alcohol, coffee, and acidic liquids.
  • Avoid foods that slow gastric emptying, including fatty foods.

Using HCG for Dietary and Lifestyle Changes 

The HCG diet is a diet that has been used since the 1950s to help patients get rid of excess fat. Although the HCG diet is itself very effective, there are some other lifestyle changes you can make to get off, even more, weight. 

You must know that HCG alone won’t make you lose weight. You lose weight because along with the HCG, you’ll be on a diet that restricts calories. However, the HCG changes how you lose weight.

HCG helps the body produce more of the hormones that researchers think keep us slimmer and help us lose more fat than muscle. So, with a better hormone balance, your body will work differently to lose weight. HCG along with a well-balanced diet and an exercise plan will help you meet your weight loss goals and improve overall wellbeing. 

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Treatment