Do you experience burning sensation in your chest after consuming food and does it worsen when you lay down or at night? Then it can be due to a digestive disorder called GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease). Unfortunately most of the people now a days are facing GERD due to factors like smoking, excess alcohol consumption, Obesity, unhealthy food habits and so on. GERD is a serious condition which can lead to several complications if left untreated like esophagitis, respiratory problems, sleep apnea and others. Luckily homeopathy works greatly in controlling GERD and also its severe cases like esophagitis.
GERD, as discussed is a chronic digestive disorder where stomach acids backs up into the esophagus pipe. Esophagus pipe in usual conditions carries food from your throat to your stomach and when food reaches the stomach the lower end of the food pipe called lower esophageal sphincter (LES) closes avoiding the food and stomach acidic juices from moving back to the pipe. When this sphincter does not close properly or relaxes abnormally, the food returns back to the food pipe (acid reflux) and irritates its lining which further causes symptoms like heartburn. When you experience this type of acid reflux or heart burn frequently more than twice in a week, then it is considered to be GERD.
What Causes GERD?
Common factors which contribute to GERD include
- Abnormalities with lower esophageal sphincter (LES)
- Eating habits (excess consumption of spicy and acidic foods)
- Few medications
- Hiatal Hernia
People who are obese and conceived women are at an increased risk of GERD due to increased pressure on the abdomen.
What Are the Symptoms of GERD?
The major symptom most of the people with GERD experience is burning sensation in the chest after consuming food and lying down.
Few other symptoms of GERD include
- Bad breath
- Difficulty swallowing and feeling presence of a lump in the throat
- Regurgitation of sour liquids
Homeopathy Treatment for GERD
Homeopathy works proficiently for GERD, it gradually lowers pain by decreasing the build-up of acids. Homeopathy not just focuses on controlling the symptoms but works deep inside and treats the roots and also strengthens the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) muscles. Homeocare International provides superior treatment for GERD and eliminates the risk of re-occurrence. Natural homeopathic remedies offered by our homeopaths are safe, natural and can be used by people of all age groups. We offer personalized remedies after careful observation of individual’s symptoms and severity of the condition.