The Most Common Symptoms of Gastrix
is another term for Pyrosis or what is commonly known as heartburn. It is usually
described as a painful and burning feeling in the stomach, spreading throughout the chest, and
radiating towards the neck and the throat. Every time we eat, the food passes through the
esophagus and reaches the stomach where it is digested.
The stomach and esophagus are connected by what we call as
LES or lower esophageal sphincter. This is a valve or a band of muscles
which acts as a barrier to prevent the gastric acids from flowing back into the track. The stomach naturally
produces acids that help digestion.
This acid mixes with the food and can either be absorbed or
increased, depending upon the type of food we eat.
If the LES is weak, there is a great possibility of reflux,
which can be caused by pressure within the stomach or the valve’s inability to close
This condition is becoming prevalent, affecting millions of the world’s population each day. There are a lot of
natural ways to cure it and drugs which can relieve the pain such as antacids.
However, persisting conditions and frequent episodes of gastric reflux may be signs of a more serious case called
GERD or gastro esophageal reflux disease. This disease is
defined as an aggravated acid reflux associated with severe
If you haven’t noticed any change in the intensity of the pain,
even after you took medicines and altered your dietary habits, you may be
suffering from GERD. The frequency of attacks usually increases up to several times a week and will later have a
great impact on your daily activities, sleep, and diet.
What are the causes of
Gastric reflux is caused by a number of factors including
natural occurrences, common health problems and even malnutrition. Among these
conditions are pregnancy, asthma and obesity. It can be also
brought about by unhealthy lifestyle. Studies proved that smoking and too much
alcohol, aside from liver problems, can also cause heartburn. Some
foods have properties that may trigger the symptoms like those which are spicy,
high in cholesterol, acidic, and rich in caffeine. The
scientific explanation is that these foods ruin the ph balance of the stomach and sometimes stimulates production
of gastric acids.
If you are among those people suffering from heartburn and
indigestion, you might want to take a look at the symptoms listed
below. These are common symptoms of gastric reflux which should not be taken lightly. If you noticed any of these
symptoms occurring, it is advised to consult your doctor for medical help.
- Intense, burning, and painful feeling in the
As explained before, this condition usually comes with a
burning sensation in the chest, neck and throat. If it is becoming recurrent and doesn’t go away even after several hours, it may
be symptoms of GERD.
Your mouth starts to taste
somewhere between sour and bitter because of the acids which flowed back from the
stomach. The acid reaches the throat and the mouth area allowing you to taste it and is accompanied by foul
When the esophagus becomes irritated due to the reflux of
gastric acids, swallowing will also be extremely difficult. The track usually gets swollen and the
lining gets torn, causing pain when eating. You may experience a hard time keeping the food down, and it will be
like some of the foods are stuck in your throat, even after drinking plenty of water. These
symptoms may also be related to other diseases such as erosive esophagitis or esophageal
cancer, so it is better to tell your doctor about
Preventing the symptoms of gastric reflux is possible,
especially during an early stage. It will only get worse if left unattended and ignored. As always, the
key to health is found in the way we live, the right choice of food and in our daily