Acid reflux from stress Dangerous if not treated

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Acid reflux from stress Dangerous if not treated

Gastroesophageal reflux disease can be found in all genders and ages, often with a burning sensation in the middle of the chest or belching. or have chest pain as well The disease can interfere with daily life. or spoil personality But if left untreated, it can lead to serious consequences, leading to esophageal cancer and death . Because there may complications from using the wrong drug.

Dr. Anupong Tangaroonsanti A specialist in gastroenterology at Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital stated that “ Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease ” is a condition in which stomach acid or gastric juice flows back up into the esophagus. This results in heartburn or sour belching. as well as coughing or chest pain in some cases which can be found in all genders and ages Including it can happen at any time.

In case of mild symptoms or frequent recurrences GERD It may just cause annoyance and interfere with daily life. But if it is neglected until it becomes a chronic patient May result in complications Specifically, chronic inflammation of the esophagus leads to changes in the cells lining the esophagus (Barrett’s esophagus), which ultimately increases the risk of esophageal cancer. Report from สมัคร ufabet

Causes of acid reflux

  1. Abnormalities of the lower esophageal sphincter  It often happens to the elderly. in which the esophageal sphincter begins to deteriorate Gastric juice and food in the stomach then flow back up into the esophagus, causing heartburn. This is often easily stimulated by taking certain medications. Drink alcohol and smoke
  2. Esophageal peristalsis disorders  As a result, the esophagus is less able to contract to expel gastric juice that comes back up. Causes gastric juice from the stomach to remain in the esophagus for a longer time.
  3. The stomach contracts less  until it is unable to carry all the digested food into the intestines. The food therefore remains in the stomach for a long time. There is pressure in the stomach that pushes the sphincter open. Food and gastric juice then return up into the esophagus.
  4. Other stimulating factors
    – Cigarettes. Smoking causes the stomach to secrete more acid. Including the stomach squeezes less This causes gastric juice and food to flow back up into the esophagus.
    – Stress also causes the stomach to secrete too much acid. Until it is a factor that triggers acid reflux disease
    – Eating certain types of food and drinks. As a result, the esophageal sphincter relaxes. Especially high-fat foods, caffeine, alcohol, and peppermint.
    – Eating foods and drinks that are highly acidic, such as oranges, lemons, and spicy foods. Can cause irritation to the sphincter.
    – Taking certain medicines. May encourage acid reflux The side effects of the drug will affect each person differently. If in doubt, consult a doctor. Do not stop taking the drug or buy the drug to eat by yourself.
    – Obesity, because obese people have higher intra-abdominal pressure than the general population. Causes increased pressure in the stomach. which is an increased risk factor for acid reflux disease
    – Pregnancy: As the pregnancy gets larger, the pressure in the stomach increases as well. Pregnant mothers are therefore at increased risk of acid reflux.

How to check for acid reflux yourself

Checking for symptoms of acid reflux yourself can be done as follows.

  1. Notice the burning sensation in the chest and epigastric region. Sometimes the pain may radiate to the throat. It’s like there’s a lump in your throat, it’s difficult to swallow, your throat hurts, you feel nauseous, you burp often, and you have gastric juice flowing back up until you feel bitter in your throat.
  2. Colic, stomach distension, like indigestion may have bad breath or sensitive teeth
  3. After eating, bloating, nausea, vomiting or a dry cough often occur.
  4. hoarseness in the morning or chronic hoarseness This may be caused by acid flowing back up causing inflammation of the larynx.
  5. Choking on saliva or choking on while sleeping

How to treat acid reflux

  • Take antacids Reduces gastric acid secretion Which should be eaten according to the doctor’s prescription Without buying drugs to eat by yourself To prevent complications from using the wrong drug.
  • Surgery for chronic patients and those who cannot be treated with medication or get side effects from medication

How to prevent acid reflux

  1. Avoid foods that cause the stomach to secrete too much acid, such as high-fat foods. and spicy food Avoid caffeine and alcohol, and stop smoking.
  2. Reduce stress and get enough rest. and exercise regularly
  3. weight control by controlling diet and exercising
  4. Do not lie down, do exercises, or perform tasks that require stooping immediately after eating. Which should wait for food to digest for about 2-3 hours.
  5. Do not lie down immediately after eating. You should wait at least 3 hours.

acid reflux disease during pregnancy

Pregnant mothers often suffer from acid reflux. especially when the pregnancy enters the last trimester This is because the size of the uterus enlarges and squeezes the stomach, causing acid and food in the stomach to flow back up into the esophagus. Including the effects of hormonal changes during pregnancy. Send the digestive system to work down.

However, if a pregnant mother experiences acid reflux symptoms, she should absolutely not buy antacids to take on her own. This is because some medicines may have an effect on the fetus or the mother. You should consult a doctor to determine symptoms and treatment.

GERD may interfere with daily life or spoil personality But if left untreated, it can cause serious consequences to esophageal cancer and death. Therefore, always take care of your health. Try to avoid any stimulating factors. that causes acid reflux disease including consulting a doctor for treatment and strictly follow the doctor’s instructions To seriously and sustainably stay away from acid reflux.