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By David L. Burns

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Greater than 25 million americans be afflicted by gastro-esophageal reflux ailment (GERD). even if you could have lately been clinically determined with GERD, are looking to achieve a greater figuring out of GERD, or recognize somebody who suffers from this situation, this booklet bargains support. the one textual content to supply either the patient's and physician's views, this useful source bargains readers authoritative, sensible solutions to a hundred of the most typical questions requested approximately GERD.

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Similarly, a pregnant woman’s enlarged uterus, which takes up space in the abdomen, can also push the stomach and its contents up into the esophagus, causing reflux. These factors contribute even more to reflux at night when the enlarged abdominal wall or pregnant uterus press on the stomach. 20 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Definitions and Facts 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE (GERD) In addition to weight, dietary issues, alcohol consumption, and anatomic factors, other medical conditions or medications for other problems can also lead to GERD symptoms.

Others may experience a flushed feeling or warmth in their face. Some people do experience heartburn in times of stress. This can occur because stress hormones cause stomach relaxation, and food can linger in the stomach for increased periods of time. Stress hormones may increase stomach acid production. Both of these stressrelated factors may result in flares of GERD during emotionally difficult times. Stress can also lead to other symptoms that are similar to a flare of GERD. Stress hormones affect the heart, increasing its workload, and also may increase blood pressure.

These are only a few of the conditions that can mimic GERD. Please note that all of these conditions have serious risks and can be life-threatening. It might be difficult for you to identify the cause of your chest pain because the pain resulting from any of the conditions mentioned can be so similar at times. If you experience symptoms, see a doctor to look into the cause. 16. Can I have GERD without any symptoms? Yes, GERD can occur with “silent” symptoms. Each individual's body reacts differently to different situa- 30 tions, so not everyone will have heartburn and be diagnosed with GERD.

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