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Gastro esophageal reflux GERD Homeopathic treatment



You have merely enjoyed an evening of festivity, savoring certain foods and drinks, when unexpectedly it strikes "Acid reflux", also known as Gastro-esophageal reflux or GERD. Acid reflux can be an excruciating illness and if left untreated it can outcome in damage to the esophagus and larynx (voice box) leading to crucial complications. When you gulp down food it passes down your throat and through your esophagus - a tube that transports food from your throat to your stomach. A muscle termed the lower esophageal sphincter dominates the opening between the esophagus and the stomach, and remains firmly closed except when you swallow food. When this muscle fails to close, the acid-containing contents of the stomach can travel back into the esophagus. This backward movement is called reflux which if persisted causes blisters in the lining of the esophagus, leading to pain and various other symptoms.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which the esophagus becomes irritated or inflamed because of acid backing up from the stomach. The esophagus or food pipe is the tube stretching from the throat to the stomach. When food is swallowed, it travels down the esophagus.

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The stomach produces hydrochloric acid after a meal to aid in the digestion of food.

  •          The inner lining of the stomach resists corrosion by this acid. The cells that line the stomach secrete large amounts of protective mucus.
  •          The lining of the esophagus does not share these resistant features and stomach acid can damage it.
  •          The esophagus lies just behind the heart, so the term heartburn was coined to describe the sensation of acid burning the esophagus (see Media file 1).

Normally, a ring of muscle at the bottom of the esophagus, called the lower esophageal sphincter, prevents reflux (or backing up) of acid.

  •          This sphincter relaxes during swallowing to allow food to pass. It then tightens to prevent flow in the opposite direction.
  •          With GERD, however, the sphincter relaxes between swallows, allowing stomach contents and corrosive acid to well up and damage the lining of the esophagus.

GERD affects nearly one third of the adult population of the United States to some degree at least once a month. Almost 10% of adults experience GERD weekly or daily. Not just adults are affected; even infants and children can have GERD.

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Causes of Gastro-esophageal reflux or GERD

 

    Hiatus Hernia (is a situation in which the stomach extends beyond the muscle wall that detaches the stomach from the chest making it easier for the acid to reflux up).

  •           Excessive Smoking and alcohol.
  •           Eating substantial meals at a time.
  •           Lying down shortly after eating.
  •           Laborious physical activity instantly after meals.
  •           Overweight.
  •           Pregnancy.
  •           Certain foods such as spicy, fried, chocolate, caffeine, onions, tomatoes, citrus and carbonated beverages.
  •           Certain medications like sedatives and calcium channel blockers for high blood pressure.
  •           Stress.

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Symptoms of Gastro-esophageal reflux or GERD

   Heartburn – burning feeling in the chest.

  •           Acid or food regurgitation.
  •           Sour or bitter taste in the mouth.
  •           Trouble swallowing.
  •           Choking.
  •           Vomiting blood and black colored stools.
  •           Hoarseness or sore throat.
  •           Chest pain.
  •           Dry cough.
  •           Asthma.
  •           Bad breath.
  •           Back pain.

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Different types of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux disease, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus.

 

Refractory Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Refractory GERD)

The term refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease (refractory GERD) describes those patients who continue to have symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux despite standard treatment with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).

Nonerosive Reflux Disease (NERD)

For some patients, GERD can cause erosive esophagitis, a condition that causes inflammation, swelling, or irritation of the esophagus. In recent studies, however, it has been found that less than half of GERD patient suffer from esophagitis. They have what is called nonerosive reflux disease, or NERD.

Larygopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)

When the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is not functioning properly, there is a back flow of stomach acid into the esophagus. If this happens two or more times a week, it can be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. As with the lower esophageal sphincter, if the upper esophageal sphincter doesn't function properly, acid that has back flowed into the esophagus is allowed into the throat and voice box. When this happens, it's called Laryngopharyngeal Reflux, or LPR.

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Homoeopathic Treatment for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Homoeopathy is very proficient in managing all the symptoms of Acid Reflux and furthermore plays a vital role in preventing relapse of the condition. Homoeopathic medicines are prescribed on the basis of physical, emotional, and genetic make up that individualizes a person. This constitutional approach framing mind and body works at the root-level. Homeopathic medicines will help decrease acidic build-up, rebalance pH by cleansing and restoring the digestive system, and strengthen the lower esophageal sphincter. Homeopathic treatment will make you feel like a new person by making you free of acid reflux, GERD. Homeopathic treatment is natural, safe, gentle and without side-effects. Another impressive thing about Homeopathy is that people on multiple medications can safely take Homeopathic medicines. Homeopathic drugs are non-habit forming and have no addictive characteristics. Homeopathy has an exceptional proven safety record with the FDA with 200 years of clinical effectiveness.

Since Homeopathy treats in totality, it leads to a permanent long-lasting cure, rather than a temporary suppression of symptoms, and you will be able to enjoy all kinds of food to the fullest. So, food lovers, you won't have to think anymore before eating.

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Self care measure

         Avoid food for at least 3 hours before bed time.

  •           Avoid alcohol, smoking.
  •           Eat small meals.
  •           Do not bend over after eating.
  •           Eat foods like papaya, pineapple, ginger, cabbage, yoghurt.
  •           Drink a lot of fluids.
  •           Wear loose fitting clothes.
  •           Use extra pillows under your head.
  •           Lose weight.
  •           Reduce stress.

 

Hence, to end the pain and suffering of Acid Reflux, enjoy a perfect night’s sleep again and also eat anything you crave consider Homeopathy.

 

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Homeopathic Remedies(medicines) of Gastro-esophageal reflux or GERD

Besides some of the following ingredients, the product contains Dr Gurpreet Singh Makkar(punjab,India), Research based, highly effective medicines.

The following Homoeopathic medicines may prove beneficial:- Argentum nit, Cal.carb., China, Carbo veg, Lycopodium, Nat. phos, Nux vomica, Phosphorus, Pulsatilla, Robinia, sulphuric acid etc.

Argentum nit
Suitable to person who have craving for sweets.Painful swelling at epigastrium with a sense of lump in it.Sense of being filled upto brusting ameliorated by copious eructations.

Cal. Carb
Pressive spasm in stomach after eating with vomiting of ingesta. Great weekness of digestion. Swelling and sensitiveness of pit on pressure.

China
Vomiting of undigested food, of sour mucus, bile or blood. Tympanitic abdomen, with excessive flatulence and belching, which gives no relief and consequently great distension of entire abdomen and borborygmus. Each food particle turns into gas. Worse from eating fruits, fish, wine etc. Abdomen feel sore and tender, aggravation by slight touch and relieved by hard pressure and doubling up.

Carbo veg
Week digestion, simple food disagree causing excessive flatulence, abdomen is full to brusting point especially on the upper part, aggravation from least food and relief from eructation and on passing flatus.

Lycopodium
There is excessive accumulation of gas and flatulence especially in the lower abdomen with loud grumbling and croaking, rolling of flatus as though fermentations were going on, but not relieved by passing flatus and eructation.

Nat. phos
Ailments with excess of acidity, Sour eructations and taste. Sour vomiting. Yellow creamy coating at the back of the roof of the mouth and tongue. Flatulence with sour rising.

Nux vomica
Suitable to persons of high living, acidity by taking coffee, tobacco, alcohol, quinine, By taking highly spiced food, irregular diet, overeating, sexual excess, by long continued mental exertion, having sedentary habits, who want to do exercise, from loss of sleep.

Phosphorus
Suitable to persons who craves cold food and icy- cold drinks, refreshing, juicy things, ice-cream relives the gastric pain. Great burning in stomach which is better by cold food and drink, but as soon as water becomes warm in stomach, it is thrown up in the form of vomiting. Sometimes there may be vomiting of bright red blood.

Pulsatilla
Acidity with nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, abdominal colic and diarrohea from eating rich and fatty food, fruits, ice cream, tea.

Robinia
Acidity with frontal headache. Acidity of children.Intensely acrid eructation with nausea, profuse vomiting of an intensely sour fluid. Acrid and greenish vomiting, colic and flatulence, nightly burning pain in stomach and constipation with urgent desire. Flatulent colic.

Sulphuric acid
Ulcerative stomatitis. Ulcerative inflammation of mouth. Tongue red or bluish-red, coated with loss of appetite. Obstinate constipation.

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Dr. GURPREET SINGH MAKKAR is a dynamic homeopath from India(pb). He is an ardent student of classical Homeopathy. He is a registered doctor degree holder (B.H.M.S.) from Sri Guru Nanak Dev Homoeopathic medical college(S.G.N.D Barewal Ludhiana,PUNJAB, India.
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