Saturday, 19 March 2016

Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux can be very uncomfortable and unpleasant so when I saw this post it was important to share it as it may help to establish what causes it in the individual.  As always, awareness is the first step to getting a condition sorted, or seen to by the medical profession.

The paragraph below was of particular concern as someone I knew was recently diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus and subsequently died as the cancer was inoperable.

If it’s not treated properly, acid reflux can cause severe long-term damage and easing the symptoms temporarily is not a cure. Due to regurgitation of acid, scarring of tissue in the lower esophagus can result in the narrowing of the esophagus, Barrett’s Esophagus (a serious complication of GERD), cancer of the esophagus and chronic coughs. (4)

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