Causes And Treats Pain Around The Stomach Accompanied By Burning Sensation In The Chest And Throat
Hello Doc … I seem to have GERD for 1 week, where the stomach often feels sore and often there is a burning sensation in the chest and throat. My question is whether this Gerd is dangerous? And I tried to buy the drug Omeprazole 20mg, should I take it 1 day …? Thank you for the answer
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GERD is a stomach acid disease caused by a weakening of the valve or sphincter located in the lower esophagus. Normally the valve is only open when food passes into the stomach but in patients with GERD this valve does not close properly due to the weakening of the valve and cause stomach acid to rise into the throat. Complaints that can arise from GERD are:
- Throat feels lumpy: and can be accompanied by pain in the throat
- Respiratory disorders: such as coughing and shortness of breath
- Nausea and vomiting
- Fill the stomach out without realizing it
- Sleep disturbance
- Bad breath
Complaints of GERD can sometimes be interpreted as heart disease because complaints are almost similar. However, the heart is usually felt chest pain radiates to the arm and appears when doing activities, whereas in GERD is not exacerbated by the activity and the pain that is felt does not spread but gets worse when lying down.
In dealing with GERD several drugs such as antacids, H2 receptor blockers such as ranitidine and PPI groups such as lansoprazole and omeprazole can relieve these complaints. The drug you mentioned above is a PPI (proton pump inhibitor) group. This medicine functions to overcome damage to the stomach tissue. The dose used in the case of GERD is 20-40 mg per day or 1 or 2 caps a day, you can drink it before eating every morning and evening. But every drug has certain side effects, keep taking the medication according to the instructions given by the doctor or listed on the packaging, you can also read about omeprazole in the following article: omeprazole
Some things you can do to alleviate GERD complaints are: avoid foods that trigger acid reflux such as spicy foods, chocolate, coffee, fatty foods, eat small but frequent meals, give a 2-3 hour gap after eating before sleeping or lying down. GERD can be experienced by anyone, and will not be a danger if carried out appropriate and fast treatment before complications arise. If the complaint is felt not reduced even though you have taken the medicine accompanied by chest pain, shortness of breath and cold sweat immediately check your condition to the doctor
In situations where the corona virus is spreading rapidly, if not accompanied by needs and urgency you should stay at home, or take care of yourself so that you are not exposed to the virus, if there are complaints such as sore throat that gets worse for more than 2 weeks, accompanied by fever more than 38 degrees Celsius, coughs, colds that do not heal until there is a feeling of tightness or difficulty breathing, even though you have tried to take medication, then you should check yourself to the doctor, for further examination.
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