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The RISKS of Severe Acid Reflux

Jul 13, 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 in truth is acid reflux disease and where does it come from? What are the various ramifications of serious acid reflex that then degrade the matter even further?

When stomach contents gets refluxed or thrown back up into the esophagus, this is known as gastroesophageal reflux disease. This stomach content that contains bile and pepsin amongst other substances then inflames and corrodes the esophageal lining. This is the root cause of heartburn, a frequent symptom of severe acid reflux disease. This can lead to serious acid reflux problems. To complicate matters, this information is not immediately obvious to a patient and it requires further investigation to know if someone is suffering from serious 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.

The critical thing to do for a victim of serious acid reflux is to take the correct action quickly. The reason for this is that serious acid reflux can in turn cause other health problems and therefore the quick and effective management of serious acid reflux is doubly important.

Here are some cases of serious ramifications caused by acid reflux that can result if someone fails to take action to treat a serious acid reflux 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.

Barrett's esophagus can be caused by severe acid reflux.

Throat, pulmonary and dental medical problems can all be caused or exacerbated by serious acid reflux.

Solutions for someone to treat serious acid reflux fall basically into two categories. The first is conventional medicine and the second is alternative medicine. Because conventional medicine which relies on over the counter drugs only treats the external signs of serious acid reflux and not the causes, it will not cure serious acid reflux because it does not identify and treat the underlying factors. This however is what natural remedies for holistic cures can do and they are therefore more effective.
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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