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Acid Reflux

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Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Human Anatomy
Grade:
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Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux

The Problem

Causes

Symptoms

Treatments

Those Affected

Possible Questions

At the entrance to your stomach is a valve, which is a ring of muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Normally, the LES closes as soon as food passes through it. If the LES doesn't close all the way or if it opens too often, acid produced by your stomach can moveup into your esophagus.

- Heartburn: a burning pain or discomfort that may move from your stomach to your abdomen or chest, or even up into your throat- Bloating- Burping- Regurgitation: a sour or bitter-tasting acid backing up into your throat or mouth- Nausea

- Eating large meals or lying down right after a meal- Snacking close to bedtime- Eating certain foods, such as citrus, tomato, chocolate, mint, garlic, onions, or spicy or fatty foods- Smoking

- Simple lifestyle changes= Quit smoking= Eating less acidic foods (tomatoes, citrus, ect.)= Wear looser clothing that allows the abdomen somespace

Sources

- Affects over 10 million adults in the US on a daily basis- Smokers- Overweight people- Alchoholics

- "Patient information: Acid reflux (gastroesophageal reflux disease) in adults (Beyond the Basics)." Acid reflux (gastroesophageal reflux disease) in adults. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2014. .- "Acid Reflux Disease Symptoms, Causes, Tests, and Treatments." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 26 May 2014. .- "Acid Reflux Disease Symptoms, Causes, Tests, and Treatments." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 26 May 2014. .

- What types of food can I eat?= Eat low fat, high-protein meals. Also eat smaller meals more frequently- Is it permanent?= No but it must be treated right away because it may cause esophageal cancer.- Why is Acid reflex also know as heart burn?= The pain is in the general area of your heart, making one feel like your heart is burning.


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