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.