Gerd’s Treatment And Proper Stomach Acid?

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good afternoon, I want to ask, can stomach acid treatment also be done for people with gerd? I read on the internet many sources say that powdered soda, pineapple, are good for gerd, while what I know is that acid reflux should not eat acidic foods. u003ca href = “https: // acid- diseases ” u003ehttps: // u003c / a u003e u003ca href = “https: // naturally/ ” u003epengd treatment u003c / a u003e please answer yes. thank you

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Hello vikisetyo, thank you for asking

Acid reflux disease is indeed the same as GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) as you have read in the article. Because basically the cause of GERD is stomach acid which injures the esophageal tract area or into the esophagus due to damage / lonngar of the lower esophageal door ring, so that the gastric cectica is digesting food, stomach acid will automatically rise, and this increase in stomach acid can flow rise to the top of the stomach / esophagus. Many factors affect the lower esophageal door ring to become loose, including conditions such as:

Obesity, is thought because in someone who is obese, the pressure in the stomach is higher than someone who is not obese, causing the lower esophageal door ring to loosen easily.
Consumption of high-fat foods also causes the ring muscles to become loose, because the time it takes for the stomach to digest food is longer, so the risk for stomach acid to return to the esophagus is greater.
Consumption of coffee, chocolate, alcohol, and smoking also cause the stomach muscles to relax, as well as the lower esophageal ring muscles.
Pregnancy, apart from hormonal reasons, the urge to the stomach due to an enlarging fetus also has the potential to weaken the lower esophageal ring muscles.
Apart from that, hiatal hernia, diabetes mellitus and even stress can cause the ring muscles to become loose.
Hypertension medications such as the calcium channel blocker class and angina medications such as nitrates can also loosen the lower esophageal ring muscle.

Treatment of acid reflux disease or GERD can be done by avoiding factors that can cause loosening of the lower esophageal ring, such as:

consume food frequently but in small portions
Avoid lying down after eating
Lose weight if you have a body that tends to be overweight or obese
avoid drinks such as chocolate, coffee, alcohol

avoid consuming foods that trigger stomach acid that are high in acid, such as tomatoes, oranges, fatty foods, and spicy foods
avoid stress
use a high pillow at night if you feel stomach acid pain often recurs at night

If you feel that the tips taken to reduce loosening of the lower esophageal ring muscle cannot effectively reduce symptoms, then you can add it with the use of drugs such as:

antacids and alginates that can be purchased over the counter without a doctor's prescription, which function to neutralize high stomach acid in the stomach
H2 receptor blockers and proton pump inhibitors are drugs that require a doctor's prescription, which inhibits the formation of gastric acid products from different pathways.

If drugs still don't help, then surgery can be considered to treat the cause of GERD, namely loosening of the lower esophageal ring or the possibility of an esophageal hernia.

Indeed, a lot of information about the use of pineapple and baking soda for the treatment of acid reflux is currently circulating on the internet widely. However, this information cannot be directly applied to treat acid reflux disease.

Pineapple is a tropical fruit that contains lots of vitamin C, so it can be ascertained that pineapple is a tamarind fruit which sufferers with stomach acid also avoid it. However, until now pineapple is still a debate in the world of medical clinicians about its benefits and side effects in treating stomach acid. On the one hand, pineapple which is acidic is highly recommended not to be consumed by people with acid reflux disease, on the other hand it turns out that fresh pineapples have Bromelain enzymes which, although they are acidic, have an alkalizing effect which is useful for neutralizing excess stomach acid.

To get the benefits of this enzyme, you can try consuming fresh pineapple (not frozen) for 5 to 7 days, by balancing the consumption of other foods that do not trigger stomach acid, and accompanied by taking other stomach acid neutralizing drugs according to the time. If during that time it turns out that the symptoms of stomach acid are getting worse, then it is better to stop pineapple consumption so that your stomach acid disease does not get worse. However, if it doesn't make your stomach acid disease worse, then make sure not to eat pineapple in excessive portions.

The use of baking soda to reduce the symptoms of acid reflux disease is indeed effective, this is because baking soda contains sodium bicarbonate which is able to neutralize the properties of stomach acid, just like the function of antacid drugs which are alkaline so they can neutralize excess stomach acid. However, it turns out that the unmanaged use of baking soda will only make stomach acid disease recur and get worse, so it is better if the use of baking soda is not used continuously to treat stomach acid disease. And also the use of baking soda is not recommended for consumption in people with severe stomach acid.

Whatever medicine you want to take to reduce the symptoms of acid reflux, it's a good idea to consult a doctor you trust first, so that you can be examined and determined whether the symptoms you feel are indeed acid reflux disease, or other gastric diseases such as stomach ulcers. and heartburn.

So much information from us, hope it is useful. Thanks.

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