New PDF release: 100 Questions & Answers About Gastroesophageal Reflux

By David L. Burns

ISBN-10: 0763740470

ISBN-13: 9780763740474

Greater than 25 Million americans be afflicted by Gastro-Esophageal Reflux affliction (GERD). no matter if you have lately Been clinically determined With GERD, are looking to achieve a greater knowing Of GERD, Or be aware of anyone Who Suffers From This , This e-book bargains support. the single textual content to supply either The Patient's And Physician's views, This precious source deals Readers Authoritative, functional solutions To a hundred Of the commonest Questions requested via sufferers And households.

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Management and prevention of day versus night symptoms are different. During the day, restrict your intake of certain foods such as caffeine, mint, spices, tomato, and citrus-based foods. At night, be sure not to eat for at least two hours prior to bedtime to reduce reflux symptoms. The major difference between day and night GERD management is in your body position. During the day, normally you are upright, but when you lie down at night, you reduce the protective effects of gravity. At night, you can use gravity to your advantage by elevating your esophagus over your stomach.

All muscles, including the LES, are controlled by nerves. Muscles of the gut are called smooth muscle and you cannot consciously control them by thinking about it. The nerves transmit signals from the brain to the rest of the body. Nerves that make up what is called the autonomic nervous system automatically control the LES muscle cells. The autonomic nervous system controls functions that are essential for living, such as breathing, contraction of the heart muscle, food digestion, and blood flow throughout the body.

All of these medications are very commonly used and have the potential side effect of increasing GERD or directly damaging the esophagus. 49 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE (GERD) 29. Which medications can affect both esophagus and stomach? Mucosa the lining of the gut. Each gut organ has a special mucosa that can be identified under the microscope. The mucosa is like the “skin” lining the gut. Some medications affect the mucosa so much that the body cannot produce cells fast enough and certain areas become exposed, allowing damage from acid or other digestive juices.

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