GERD : Acid Reflux Symptoms Explained By Dr. J.S. Rajkumar, Lifeline Hospitals

Hello, I am DrRajkumar from lifeline hospitals

and I am going to be talking to you today in this segment about acid reflux symptoms What are they? Who gets them? What do they mean? Let's find out to know more about yourself, to understand the newest of technology, science, medicine and surgery please do subscribe to our channel To find out for instance in today's segment about acid reflux symptoms This is possibly one of the commonest diseases in the world

A large number of great people in history have suffered from severe heartburn or acid reflux It is very easy to understand if you understand that there is a valve here a valve between your gullet or your Esophaegus and your stomach This one way valve is supposed to permit your food to go down, but its not supposed to permit your food from the stomach to come upwards again when this happens the acid and the food from stomach go back upwards into the gullet and this is called Acid reflux The number of symptoms the number of problems that come from this acid refluxing backwards are known as acid reflux symptoms

In the simplest format people have the acid being thrown back onto the gullet causing heartburn especially after the ingestion of spicy or fatty meals Sometimes this heartburn can extend all the way upto the neck and can also cause throat burn and a change in voice very often patients suffer severe chest pain exactly like they are having a heart attack and when we investigate them We find out that the symptoms are actually acid reflux symptoms So, these are the typical symptoms of acid reflux disease When this happens with gastroesophageal reflux the whole thing is called GERD

or the gastroesophageal reflux disease There are also a number of Atypical symptoms for example there is the acid banging the throat can even cause cancer in the larynx or throat or voicebox it can cause chronic hoarseness of voice Young children have a lot of vomiting because of reflux this acid going up can spin into the windpipes or the bronchi

And cause asthma We now know that a large Number of patients having so called childhood asthma are really having acid reflux that is spinning into the windpipe and causing asthma last but not least because of this acid hitting back on the gullet they can have strictures Or benign , its not cancer but benign blockages along the gullet And sometimes acid reflux can give rise to the cancer of esophagus or Adenocarcinoma let me tell you that the fastest growing gut cancer today in the planet is adenocarcinoma of the esophagus

and the main reason for that is acid reflux causing something called barretts changes in the gullet that then give rise to cancer Thus we have seen the entire spectrum of symptoms that could be caused because of acid reflux From a simple heartburn to a throat burn to cancer in the throat or cancer in the gullet to vomiting to asthma to snoring or a change of voice Lets find out what we can do for this but before that we would like if you want to learn more to subscribe to this channel to learn more about yourself and about the beauty of medicine


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