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What is acid reflux disease? Causes and symptoms of GERD

Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)

Countless people in the world are suffering from acid reflux disease but still people are not known about the exact symptoms, causes and treatment of this disease. Acid reflux action is a never ending disease. Once it is started it never ends for rest of the life but do not worry one can reduce the harmful effects of this disease if you about it so let’s start the journey of knowing about acid reflux disease from here.

Acid reflux disease

Acid reflux disease is also known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It is a condition in which the liquid substance of stomach flows back in to the esophagus. This liquid can damage the lining of esophagus but the signs of inflammation occur in a small number of patients. The liquid which flows back consists of acid and pepsin that are produced in the stomach. Pepsin is an enzyme that helps in the digestion of proteins in the stomach. The reflux liquid may also contain bile in it. Acid is the most injurious substance of reflux liquid as compare to bile and pepsin. If there is an injury in the lining of oesophagus it is also a dangerous situation. After the oesophagus is healed the injury returns in the patients with in few months.

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Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is a common occurrence; people can suffer from this problem through different ways. But whatever the way is this is a definitely uncomfortable situation for you & your body.  Most of the people like to go for prescribed medication, but there are various natural remedies which have also been recommended for acid reflux. These remedies might be useful for one person, but may do nothing curable for another person. It’s a kind of trial & error process.

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Fatty Acid (found in Olive oil) can Ward off Hunger Pangs, A New Study Suggests

A new study suggests that a fatty acid and other heart healthy monounsaturated fats found in olive oil can ward off hunger pangs.

According to the researcher, their findings may lead to the development of some new medicines to limit or enhance hunger.

Professor Daniele Piomelli from the University of California, Irvine, and his team injected the fat (named oleic acid) in to intestines of lab rodents and noted that the fat turned into a fat messenger known as oleoylethanolamide (OEA).

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