RA: Gerd Janson

Posted On Dec 29 2009 by

I will be discussing this aspect with my naturopath. Thanks for giving me hope.


Perhaps it is the contraction of the muscle that somehow leads to the pain. It also is possible, however, that the contraction is an epiphenomenon, that is, refluxed acid stimulates pain nerves and causes the muscle to contract, but it is not the contraction that causes the pain. More studies will be necessary before the exact

This receptor is a potential new target in GERD [99]. Drugs in this class include cisapride, monsapride, and togaserod (which is also used in the treatment of constipation and irritable bowel syndrome). However, safety issues have limited their usefulness in contemporary clinical practice [100, 101].

When the LES moves into the chest with a hiatal hernia, the diaphragm and the LES continue to exert their pressures and barrier effect. However, they now do so at different locations. Consequently, the pressures are no longer additive. Instead, a single, high-pressure barrier to reflux is replaced by two barriers of lower pressure, and reflux thus occurs more easily. So, decreasing the pressure barrier is one way that a hiatal hernia can contribute to reflux.

“Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when gastric contents reflux into the esophagus or oropharynx and produce symptoms,” says Rudolph (Rudolph CD et al., 2001). A careful assessment must be made to insure that the child is neurologically intact and does not have anatomic abnormalities, which are two other possibilities.

Acid Reflux

However, only a small percentage of reflux events are symptomatic. Heartburn is also often associated with a sour taste in the back of the mouth with or without regurgitation of the refluxate. Reflux symptoms may result from stomach acid touching the esophagus and causing irritation and pain.

Most commonly, chronic heartburn or regurgitation with re-swallowing is seen. The chest pain usually occurs after meals, awakens patients from sleep, and may be exacerbated by emotional stress.

Moreover, if erosions (superficial breaks in the esophageal lining) or ulcers (deeper breaks in the lining) are seen, a diagnosis of GERD can be made confidently. Endoscopy will also identify several of the complications of GERD, specifically, ulcers, strictures, and Barrett’s esophagus.

In addition to yoga, you may want to try some more conventional treatments for your acid reflux. Some antacids are available without a prescription, and they may give you relief from occasional acid reflux. They work by neutralizing your stomach acid. Acid reflux can cause a lot of discomfort if you don’t get treatment for it.

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Patients are recognized by both classic and atypical symptoms. Acid suppressive therapy provides symptomatic relief and prevents complications in many individuals with GERD.

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