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    I have chosen to write about gastroesophageal reflux disease which is also known as GERD. This disease is common in the United States and study has shown that there are over three million cases every year (MayoClinic). Gastroesophageal refers to the stomach and reflux means to return or back flow. The return of the stomachs contents back up into the esophagus which is why it's called gastroesophageal reflux. GERD is located at the end of the esophagus where it becomes inflamed. The inflammation occurs when acid in the stomach flows backwards causing irritation in the esophagus. The lower esophageal sphincter also known as LES is affected by this disease. The LES is a ring of muscles between the esophagus and the stomach. In normal digestion…

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    Chronic reflux esophagitis may lead to gastroesophageal reflux disease, also called GERD. This reflux is often seen in overweight individuals and smokers. It also may occur in individuals that eat large meal before bed. Although a malfunctioning Inferior esophageal sphincter can be present from birth and can cause infants and children to complain of stomachaches and have frequent bouts of vomiting, GERD is most often seen in adults. (Franz and Davidson). During the esophageal phase of…

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    GERD: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease is most commonly known as “heartburn”. It refers to the back flow of gastric or duodenal contents or both into the esophagus and past the lower esophageal sphincter, without associated belching or vomiting. The reflux of gastric contents causes acute epigastric pain, usually after a meal. Common causes are: food, alcohol, or cigarettes, hiatal hernia, increased abdominal pressure (such as with obesity or pregnancy), medications, nasogastric intubation for…

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    Stomach Conditions Gastroesophageal reflux: Stomach contents, including acid, can travel backward up the esophagus. There may be no symptoms, or reflux may cause heartburn or coughing. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): When symptoms of reflux become bothersome or occur frequently, they’re called GERD. Infrequently, GERD can cause serious problems of the esophagus. Dyspepsia: Another name for stomach upset or indigestion. Dyspepsia may be caused by almost any benign or serious condition…

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    Introduction When you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the foods you eat and your eating habits are very important. Choosing the right foods can help ease the discomfort of GERD. Consider working with a diet and nutrition specialist (registered dietitian) to help you make healthy food choices. What general guidelines do I need to follow? Choose healthy foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and low-fat (lean) meat, fish, and poultry. Limit fats such…

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    Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a disease that affects the Digestive system in the body. “A sphincter at the inferior end of the esophagus called the gastroesophageal sphincter prevents the contents of the stomach from regurgitating into the esophagus” (Amerman pg.557). The normal homeostasis of the esophagus is when food is swallowed, the lower esophageal sphincter which is a circular band of muscle around the bottom part of the esophagus it relaxes to allow food and liquid to flow…

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    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a disorder where gastric contents are refluxed into the esophagus. This usually occurs within two hours of eating because of the relaxation of the LES. There are a few factor contributing to the development of esophageal reflux. The contents of the stomach can determine the degree of severity. For example, “If the chime is highly acidic, or contains pepsin, bile salts and pancreatic enzymes, reflux esophagitis can be severe” (McCance, 2010,p. 1458).…

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    Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), more commonly known as “acid reflux”, is a condition that affects people of all ages from infancy to adulthood (1, 2). With this condition, the contents of the stomach are brought back up the esophagus and can lead to a variety of symptoms and discomfort that can be mild to severe (1). It is also something that everyone has experienced to some degree. Anytime someone burps, has an acid taste in their mouth, or heartburn, he or she is experiencing…

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    About 20 million humans are affected by this disease overtime due to digestive issues. Patients are to experience lack of rest because of the daily and nightly reflux and also excruciating pain throughout the body from dietary intakes. If disease is left untreated GER and GERD could create swelling in the neck and irritation in the body. GERD goes through four different stages. Stage 1 is just a slight feeling that’s acceptable for a short period of time happening every so often. Stage 2 is…

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    I. Introduction: A. (Attention Getter) “You can’t beat zero heartburn.”-Larry the cable guy (Quote) B. (Problem) According to Healthsource, ten to twenty percent of U.S. adults everyday, and more than sixty million people at least once a month are affected by heartburn (Statistic). Heartburn that occurs often is known as GERD, or, gastroesophageal reflux disease. C. (Central Idea/Thesis) GERD is a chronic condition that affects quality of life, and can contribute to risk of other illnesses.…

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