Oesophagitis is inflammation of the inner lining of the esophagus caused by repeated episodes of gastro-esophageal reflux.
The picture on the right is one of the royal family that came from Europe (with 2 PHD degree of studies and also one of the top leader in his religion in Europe) for this gastro-esophageal reflux problem in 1990's.
He lost more then half his weight and could not eat for many months. He went through all kinds of hospital and could not get a treated. Finally his good friend gave strong recommendation to him to come over to Malaysia for 2 months with our THETOLE's intensive treatment and then he is totally treated.
THE SYMPTOM OF GASTRO-ESOPHAGEAL REFLUX OESOPHAGITIS ?
A painful or burning sensation in the upper abdomen or chest, sometimes radiating to the back (heartburn).
The acid reflux may reach the pharynx (throat) and mouth. It is sour and may burn.
A small number of patients have difficulties breathing and suffer from hoarseness because the refluxed fluid irritates the larynx and respiratory tract.
Excess belching is common.
WHEN DOES GASTRO-ESOPHAGEAL REFLUX OCCUR?
Symptoms typically occur after over eating a large or fatty meal or drinking alcohol.
Lying down, bending over or bending and lifting can all cause reflux?
It is made worse by smoking.
The frequency with which the symptoms occur varies. For most people, they are rare but weekly and daily episodes of refluxes are not uncommon sometimes even 10 times a day.
DOES GASTRO-ESOPHAGEAL REFLUX YOUR HEALTH?
It is an unpleasant condition that can have a big influence on your lifestyle. Many people feel that their quality of life is lowered by the symptoms. Prolonged exposure to refluxed acid leads to oesophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus). Long-standing oesophagitis may be complicated by the formation of scar tissue that contracts and results in a narrowing (stricture) in the affected part of the esophagus. This can make it difficult or even impossible to swallow. It is a serious condition that requires urgent assessment and treatment, but, fortunately, this complication is relatively rare. It can cause ulceration leading to bleeding and an iron deficiency, which may develop into anemia due to a chronic blood loss. THE TOLE MEDICATION has the treatment/ Treatment your problem.
HOW DOES STOMACH ACID TRAVEL UP THE ESOPHAGUS?
The trouble is caused by the faulty esophageal sphincter, the muscular ring at the lower end of the esophagus, near the diaphragm. The sphincter is designed to prevent the stomach contents from flowing upward - it functions as one-way valve.
If the sphincter does not work properly, stomach acid flows into the esophagus. The reflux tendency increases when the stomach contains a lot of gastric juice or food and when there is increased pressure in or on the stomach.
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WHICH CONDITIONS CAN CAUSE GASTRO-ESOPHAGEAL REFLUX?
In many cases, the disorder cannot be attributed to any specific cause but the following conditions can contribute to the problem:
The stomach pokes through the diaphragm, preventing the muscle fibers of the diaphragm from closing the lower end of the esophagus. The esophagus remains wide open which allows stomach acid to get into the esophagus.
If the person is overweight the excessive fat in the abdominal cavity increases the pressure inside it. This causes the contents of the stomach to travel up into the gullet. Loss of weight reduces stomach acid reflux.
Pregnancy because the uterus increases in size during pregnancy, it presses on the stomach, creating higher pressure inside it, which increases the tendency to reflux. In addition, hormonal changes lead to relaxation of the esophageal sphincter during pregnancy.
The more the stomach is stretched by food, the higher the tendency to reflux. Eating fatty meals as fat delays gastric emptying also increases the tendency. Try to avoid large rich meals, particularly in the evening and this will reduce the tendency to reflux.
Chocolate, peppermint, coffee, fruit juices, sour, hot spicy food and alcohol and over eating prevent the esophageal sphincter from working properly.
Tobacco prevents the esophageal sphincter from working in order, reduces the rate at which the stomach empties and increases stomach acid production.
Constipation increases the tendency to reflux by raising pressure inside the stomach cavity.
The tendency to reflux increases when you are lying down. This is just due to gravity. A simple way to change that is to use a pillow under the mattress or to raise the head of your bed by 3 inches with blocks or a house brick under the bed frame.
GASTRO- ESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISORDERS DIAGNOSED?
The symptoms of gastro-esophageal reflux may be so obvious that no tests are needed. There are others scary test as well but we don’t advise to do. If the doctor is in doubt, or if the symptoms are very troublesome, a gastro copy will be considered. During the procedure oesophagitis, hiatus hernias, peptic ulcers and other conditions can be either found or ruled out.
Another possibility is to measure the acidity in the lower end of the esophagus during a 24-hour period. This will give an indication of how often and how long the reflux episodes last.
Gastro-esophageal reflux can resemble those of a peptic ulcer, chest pains (angina pectoris), muscle pains, back problems, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, gallstones, pancreatic disease etc. These conditions will sometimes have to be ruled out before the diagnosis can be made.
HOW ARE GASTRO - ESOPHAGEAL REFLUX ?
The following changes in lifestyle can reduce the risk of developing reflux: try to reduce streets, try to lose weight if you are overweight avoid large, high-fat meals and bedtimes snacks limit coffee intake reduce alcohol consumption stop smoking. When should you take some medication? If the heartburn is frequent or the symptoms very unpleasant.
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