Why Is It That Almost A Month My Throat Is Lumpy, Often Burping And Hungry Easily?
, it’s been almost a month now, my throat feels cold, like there is a lump in my throat and chest …. I want to belch and keep hungry … Is my stomach acid rising ??
Hello Rudi, thank you for asking.
Stomach acid or also called gastric juice, is a chemical produced by cells in the stomach wall. Gastric acid is very acidic, the pH reaches 2. Its function is to break down food ingredients into a form of pulp, called chimus. This delicate food will make it easier for the intestine to break down even smaller foods and then absorb them. Under normal circumstances, gastric acid can damage the stomach wall, because there is a protective layer. However, in people with gastric disorders, the protective layer is lost, so that stomach acid irritates the stomach wall. This condition is caused by various things, namely:
Helicobacter pylori bacterial infection. Eating errors. Psychic stress. Hormonal changes. Chronic physical fatigue. Cigarettes, caffeine, alcohol. The effect of certain drugs. Chronic degenerative diseases, such as diabetes mellitus. Possible conditions that you can experience are:
Gastritis Gastric ulcer GERD This condition can cause stomach acid and stomach contents turn upward toward the esophagus (esophagus). The esophagus becomes irritated and sometimes injured. Arising pain, discomfort along the chest, inflammation of the throat, coughing repeatedly, sometimes accompanied by tooth decay and bad breath.
Consult this matter with your doctor. The doctor may need to do additional tests such as endoscopy if deemed necessary. If the doctor really suspects a stomach disorder, then the possibility of treatment will last several weeks to months. The doctor will monitor whether symptoms have improved or not, then adjust the type and dosage of the drug.
You can reduce symptoms by:
Avoid foods that are too greasy, too spicy and sour. Eat more often but in small portions. Choose the type of food that is not stimulating. For example vegetables and fruit. If nausea, choose foods that are rather soft. Get to know stress factors and deal with them as much as possible. Regular exercise 3-5 times a week, 30 minutes. Get a good night's rest. Stop smoking, caffeine, and alcohol. Thus the information that I can share, may be useful for you. Regards.