Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Differences of heartburn and GERD


In laymen, diseases related to gastric acid is often called the stomach pain or heartburn. Medically, pain is defined as a collection of stomach pain or discomfort in the pit of the stomach, upper gastrointestinal tract and surrounding organs. Symptoms usually arise are nausea, bloating, early satiety, decreased appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Meanwhile, gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a disease of the upper gastrointestinal tract that occur because of stomach acid with a high acidity level up into the esophagus. Thus caption 'Dr. Ari Fahrial Sham, SpPD, KGEH, MMB' from Division of Gastroenterology Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of medicine RSCM.

GERD symptoms similar to stomach pain. GERD is not treated properly will lead to complications such as bleeding, narrowing of the esophagus, and esophageal cancer risk trigger.

Actually, the specific symptoms of GERD have easily distinguished from gastric pain. Such as burning sensation in the back of the breastbone and stomach fluids which rose not only up to the throat, but also up to the mouth. GERD can be relieved with ordinary gastric pain medicine, but will not solve the cause. As a result, the disease will recur again in a short amount of time, within hours or days later.

Therefore, consult a medical specialist gastrointestinal tract. Also, do the independent efforts such as running a healthy diet, regular, and rich in fiber. Well balanced with regular sports activities.

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