The Possibility Of Stomach Acid Can Be Cured?
Assalam’ualaikum … I want to ask if stomach acid can be cured permanently? If possible, what kind of treatment and prohibitions are not allowed
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Acid reflux disease is a term often used to describe conditions for gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. In the human digestive tract, between the esophagus and the stomach, there is a valve called the gastroesophageal valve. This valve has a function to hold the stomach fluids and food that has entered the stomach from rising up or into the esophagus. In people who have GERD, this valve is weak, so stomach fluids and food can move back up into the esophagus and cause various symptoms. Some of the common symptoms experienced by people with GERD include:
pain or fullness in the gut a burning sensation in the chest (heart burn) a burning feeling in the throat bitter and sour taste in the mouth gastric juices and food that comes out again when belching sore throat and hoarseness can also be accompanied by other symptoms such as chest pain, dry cough difficult to recover, a lump in the throat, difficulty swallowing, etc. These symptoms are usually more severe in the morning when you wake up in the morning, or when lying down after eating.
GERD can be cured or not depends on the degree of damage to the gastroesophageal valve that is experienced. If the valve is only slightly damaged, it is likely that therapy with medication and changes in diet and lifestyle will be able to return the valve function to normal again. Medicines that are given can be in the form of drugs to suppress stomach acid production, and sometimes can also be given promotability drugs that can increase the contraction of the gastroesophageal sphincter and speed up gastric emptying. Therapy for GERD usually takes a minimum of 2 weeks or more.
If the gastroesophageal valve is severely damaged, then drug therapy must sometimes be given for life to prevent the appearance of GERD symptoms. If these symptoms do not improve with diet and lifestyle changes and regular medication, the doctor may propose other therapeutic options in the form of surgery and endoscopic therapy.
The following are some things you can do to treat GERD:
Eat small amounts of food, but more often. Make sure your stomach is not completely empty and not too full. You can eat 4-5 times a day (with smaller portions) or every 3 hours. Do not consume food or drinks that are too oily, too acidic, or too spicy Avoid foods that can increase gas production in the digestive tract Avoid consuming drinks that can increase stomach acid production such as coffee, tea, or chocolate. After eating, try not to do too much activity weight and do not position yourself in a lying position. When you sleep at night, try to add more pillows to your sleep so that the head and chest position is higher. Avoid smoking (and exposure to secondhand smoke) and avoid drinking alcohol Lose weight if you are overweight Take medication from your doctor regularly according to the recommended dose
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