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The MENACES of Severe Acid Reflux

Jul 9, 2008
A severe acid reflux condition can in turn lead to worse medical complications. One of the most concerning aspects of GERD as it is known (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is that it is chronic and will come back to haunt many people after the first time that they suffer from it.

So what really is acid reflux disease and how does serious acid reflux disease come about? What are the different serious acid reflux complications that then contribute to worsening the situation?

To complicate things even further, a patient suffering from serious acid reflex problems may not always realize it and more investigation is necessary in this case. When gastric matter gets shoved back into esophageal cavity, the medical term for this is gastroesophageal reflux disease. This stomach content is a mixture of different things including pepsin and bile. It attacks the esophageal lining cells and burns them. This is the main reason for heartburn, often the primary symptom of advanced acid reflux illness. This can then lead to grave acid reflux problems.

Statistically, serious acid reflux is quite common. Much of the population suffers from severe acid reflux problems with heartburn and related symptoms. Although for many the symptoms are not that serious, for others this can degenerate into severe acid reflux complications. Research indicates that older people are also more in danger of suffering from serious acid reflux.

It is essential that a patient with severe acid reflux take the correct action quickly. The reason for this is that severe acid reflux can turn into a chain reaction, causing other health problems, and so the rapid management of serious acid reflux for effective cures is doubly important.

Here are some examples of serious complications due to acid reflux that can happen if someone ignores the need to remedy a severe GERD condition.

Severe esophageal inflammation: known as Erosive Esophagitis

Esophageal strictures. Pronounced acid reflux lessens the esophageal tract space in a way that can make eating and drinking difficult to do.

Severe acid reflux can result in Barrett's esophagus.

Medical problems in the throat, in the lungs and even in the teeth can be caused by serious acid reflux.

Because conventional medicine which relies on over the counter medication only acts on external signs of serious acid reflux instead of the underlying causes, it will not resolve serious acid reflux. Solutions for someone who wants to banish severe acid reflux fall fundamentally into two medicinal classifications. The first is conventional and the second is alternative. However natural remedies using holistic programs are the only ones capable of getting to the real causes and they are therefore the ones that work.
About the Author
Jeff Martin is a certified nutritionist and author of the #1 best-selling e-book, Heartburn No More . For Further Information: Acid Reflux
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