Difference Between GERD And Stomach Acid.?
Tonight, I want to ask about the difference between stomach acid and what is the difference gerd huh? Then, can stomach acid and gers cause twitching all over the body? And the twitching takes place in the same place as the soles of the feet, calves, thighs, stomach, chest, hands, arms, fingertips, and head. I always feel the food rising to the throat but there is no content. Every time I want to sleep my whole body twitches, and my stomach aches always accompanied by a twitch, what’s the solution please answer and please don’t give the same answer I have felt like this for almost 1 month and not healed, and can you please give me a prescription medicine in order to feel relaxed
Good evening, thanks for the question
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is reflux or backflow of stomach acid through a valve in the esophagus that is not functioning normally. Symptoms include burning and burning in the back of the chest or solar plexus and can spread to the neck accompanied by nausea and vomiting, or sour taste in the mouth after or before eating.
Then, muscle twitching or fasciculation is a muscle contraction that cannot be controlled. Muscles are composed of muscle fibers that are controlled by innervation. Stimulation or damage to nerves will cause muscle fibers to twitch. Most of the twitches are mild with causes including:
1. The buildup of lactic acid in muscles due to strenuous physical activity, can occur in the arms, legs, and back
2. Excessive stress and anxiety
3. Deficiency of vitamin D, vitamin B, or calcium
4. Consumption of excessive caffeine or other stimulant substances
5. Smoking habits
7. Drug side effects
GERD directly did not cause complaints about the twitch. But both of these conditions can be caused by psychological stress. Although most cases of twitching are mild and are lifestyle related, in some cases they can also be caused by other more severe conditions. This severe condition is related to nervous system disorders in the spine or in the brain. If this complaint occurs continuously in a long time, it needs to think about the cause of the serious condition.
However, to ensure this, information not only about the symptoms is needed, but also a directed physical examination, and supporting examinations. Investigations in question can be in the form of blood tests, electrolytes, thyroid function, CT scan, MRI, or a record of muscle electrical activity.
Treatment can not be arbitrary, because it must be based on direct physical examination and the underlying cause, not only from symptoms. Therefore, we advise you to consult your complaint immediately with a neurologist.
For complaints of GERD can be treated with drugs that is by giving a group of high-dose Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) for a long time on the recommendation of a doctor. The drug is useful for suppressing the production of gastric acid as well as facilitating healing of the gastric wall mucosa.
To prevent the recurrence of similar symptoms, lifestyle modification needs to be done, namely by reducing weight, stopping smoking, not consuming substances that irritate the stomach such as coffee, pain medications, and alcohol. Sleep at least after 2 to 4 hours after food, eat small portions and reduce fatty foods.
That's all, hope you can help