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Updated on December 5, 2009

Severe Acid Reflux Cause

Severe acid reflux is an unpleasant condition that affects many people. The primary acid reflux cause are foods reflux can usually be treated with proper diet. In more serious cases surgery may be necessary for the treatment of acid reflux.

The proper medical term for acid reflux is gastroesophageal  reflux disease or GERD. Gerd is the result of an abnormal reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus causing mucosal damage. The major symptoms are heart burn, indigestion and acid reflux vomiting. The vast majority of people will experience acid reflux at some point in their lives. The condition primarily affects adults, pregnant women being especially susceptible.

Coughing, a change in voice, hoarseness, an ear ache, or sinusitis are common acid reflux cause. Severe acid reflux can cause complications that lead to esohageal ulcers which in serious cases can cause cancer of the esophagus.

Having heartburn does not necessarily mean that you have acid reflux. However if you have heartburn more than once a week you could have acid reflux. The primary acid reflux cause is an increase in gastric acid production. This is frequently caused by foods reflux can also be caused by obesity, pregnancy or tight fitting clothes. It is also believed that yeast infections are a potential acid reflux cause.

Ironically a cause of severe acid reflux occurs when the body doesn’t produce enough gastric acid. In this case the valve that ensures that gastric acid flows can only flow one way into the stomach doesn’t close properly. This causes the gastric acid to escape from  the stomach and causes acidity in the intestines. The irritation will then move up to the esophagus causing pain and frequently acid reflux vomiting.

There are several treatments available to treat severe acid reflux. The simplest is with foods reflux can frequently be treated with healthy eating. If diet fails to work it may be necessary to take medications and in extreme cases surgery may be required. Another useful treatment of acid reflux is to elevate the head of the bed, this seems to work in the majority of cases.

Severe acid reflux is an unpleasant condition that affects a great many people.  Heartburn and acid reflux vomiting can be very painful. Fortunately in most cases the condition can be easily managed with diet. In some cases acid reflux cause more serious medical conditions. By eating the right foods reflux can usually be kept under control.


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