By David L. Burns

Greater than 25 million americans be afflicted by gastro-esophageal reflux illness (GERD). even if you've got lately been clinically determined with GERD, are looking to achieve a greater figuring out of GERD, or comprehend an individual who suffers from this , this e-book bargains aid. the single textual content to supply either the patient's and physician's views, this useful source bargains readers authoritative, functional solutions to a hundred of the most typical questions requested approximately GERD.

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It is called a sliding type because the stomach can slide in and out of the chest. The other type of hiatal hernia is called a paraesophageal hernia. A paraesophageal hernia is a condition in which the stomach slides up into the chest through the hiatus alongside the esophagus. Paraesophageal hernias are more common in those older than 70 years. In a paraesophageal hernia, the stomach is in the chest though its blood supply comes through the diaphragm from the abdomen. The blood supply can be interrupted if the blood vessels twist.

However, even if the side effects are present, you may be able to take precautions to decrease their severity. It is important to remember that if a medication has side effects, there may be an alternate way to take the medication or there may be an alternative drug to use for the same condition. The disease should always be worse than the cure! It is important to read the labels on medications, and if you have 51 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE (GERD) questions or problems with side effects, you should discuss them with your pharmacist.

The heart is a muscle, and when it doesn’t receive enough blood, it can’t pump normally and can become injured. Inadequate blood flow to the heart also causes discomfort or what people term chest pain. The chest pain occurs on the left side of the chest or behind the sternum, which is the breastbone in the center of your chest. But behind the sternum and the heart lies another organ, the esophagus, where it connects the mouth and the stomach. Reflux can be painful and dangerous over time, but heart pain sometimes called angina can be fatal.

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