Health Tips for Seniors

What is the difference between GERD and acid reflux?

Acid reflux, a normal part of digestion is caused with the splash of the stomach acids into the esophagus and is more a condition. While GERT is more serious and could be characterized with frequent show-up of acid reflux symptoms. In addition GERT could show other symptoms like cheat pain, heartburn, hoarseness, and other conditions like Barretts esophagus and esophageal cancer.

Antacids accompanied with simple life style changes and avoiding wearing tight garments would help in cure acid reflux. GERT calls for both medications to reduce acid production and strengthen the esophageal muscles as well as antacids. However it could also lead to deadly conditions like esophageal cancer.
It is best understood that recurrent occurrences of acid reflux calls for diagnostic tests to confirm the presence of GERD.

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