Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Health Issue

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach.

What Is Gastroesophageal Reflux?

Gastroesophageal refers to the stomach and esophagus. Reflux means to flow back or return. Therefore, gastroesophageal reflux is the return of the stomach's contents back up into the esophagus.

In normal digestion, the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) opens to allow food to pass into the stomach and closes to prevent food and acidic stomach juices from flowing back into the esophagus. Gastroesophageal reflux occurs when the LES is weak or relaxes inappropriately, allowing the stomach's contents to flow up into the esophagus.

The severity of GERD depends on LES dysfunction as well as the type and amount of fluid brought up from the stomach and the neutralizing effect of saliva.

Common symptoms:
Heartburn: a burning pain or discomfort that may move from your stomach to your abdomen or chest, or even up into your throat
Regurgitation: a sour or bitter-tasting acid backing up into your throat or mouth
Burping
Dysphagia -- a narrowing of your esophagus, which creates the sensation of food being stuck in your throat
Nausea
Weight loss for no known reason


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Hindi ko alam kung gagaling pa ba ang may sakit na ganito. O baka prevention na lang.
Hindi pa naman malala pero nawa'y mawala siya. :)

Good day everyone! Ingats!

Love,
Empi

28 comments:

  1. manageable naman siya empi. You just have to adhere to the meds (if prescribed) and avoid or moderate the intake of food that triggers the reflux.

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    1. Yep. May gamot na akong iniinom. Thanks!

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  2. ooooooohhhhhh....
    new medical knowledge.

    baka nga manageable pa yan.... muka namang di malala.

    nakakaintriga yung weight loss thing..... hehehe,

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  3. hmmmnnn... nagamit ko ng reason 'yan nung umabsent ako eh... yan pala un... uy, pagaling ka...

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  4. Baka naman kc mahilig ka sa spicy foods or madalas kang uminom ng carbonated drinks? Na try mo na bang mag water therapy? iwasan mo na din pala ang kape, kc nakakadagdag acid din sa stomach yan eh.

    Pagaling ka Empoy!

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    1. Iniiwasan ko na ang mga yan. :)

      Thank you!

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  5. i know the feeling empi. di ko na din alam kung gagaling nga xa.. lagi akong may baong antacid sa bag ko. kasi anytime, pwede xa umatake, yung source ng sakoin nyan ay stress dawe sabi ni doc. pahinga muna and syempre iwas sa mga pamatay food.. ang hirap! hahaha

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  6. Baon kalang ng med yung chewable so kahit san ka atakihin no need ng water. Tsaka wag kang papalipas ng gutom, wag din sobrang busog, yan kasi dahilan ko kaya nagkakaroon ako ng reflux, no. 1 talagang symptoms saken yang heartburn. good thing you do exercise and having a healthy lifestyle kaya malalagpasan mo din yan. ako diko maalala when ako huling inatake nito. God bless and get well soon!

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    1. meron ka rin nito Gracie? aw.. :) apir.

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  7. Sabi ng tatay ko, dapat lagi daw may dala na skyflakes lagi pag ganyan.

    PS: Hindi doktor ang erpats ko. Sume-self medication.

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    1. May baon ako nyan para tawid-gutom. hehehe

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  8. you know what, I suspect yan din ung issue ko ee
    hmm ang alam ko thru lifestyle ma gagawan ng paraan yan pero ayun may medications din yan eeh
    hmm ako nga may heart palpitation na ee saka white phlegm

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  9. iwasan fatty foods at pag inom ng soda o macaffeine na inumin. iwansan din kumain ng maaanghang. dati meron din akong ganyan dahil sa kasubaan ko! hehehe

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  10. bakit meron ka neto? Parang wala namang mention sa post na ikaw ang meron? well anyway ingat ingat lagi...

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  11. wah, ayan follow mo lang ang tips at inom ng gamot Empi. Wawa ka naman, di lang tayo nagkita kita ng matagal nagka ganyan ka na! Kiss ka ni Joanne sa small intestine para gumaling ka na! :)

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  12. Hindi ko din sure if this is curable but I believe it can be managed. You didn't mention kung ikaw ba ang merin nito, kung ikaw nga, I hope you recover soon.

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  13. palagi akong nagreregergitation. baka nga may GERD nako. waaahhh

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