In acid reflux, the muscle at the opening of the stomach, located between the esophagus and the stomach relaxes, letting stomach acid into the esophagus. The condition affects nearly 1 out of 5 people in the US. However, a consultation with an online doctor can help patients ease their acid reflux symptoms.
In some cases, the LES opens up more often than it should. This can enable the stomach acids to rise past the LES and into the lower esophagus. The lining of the tissue of the esophagus is irritated by the stomach acid, causing tissue damage.
The condition causes chronic inflammation to the esophagus which can result in other serious conditions. You may need medication or, in some cases, surgery for treatment.
The abnormal acid suspension may cause symptoms like heartburn, which presents as a burning sensation in the chest, causing discomfort. If these symptoms occur twice a week or more, it's diagnosed as Chronic Acid Reflux disease or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
The symptoms vary from person to person but they commonly present as:
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Online doctors recommend some dietary and other lifestyle changes to ease acid reflux. These include:
Online doctors might suggest some dietary changes, including:
Makes notes of the foods that cause you problems and find a doctor online for acid reflex.
GERD and Acid reflux affect roughly 20% of people in the U.S. People of all ages can suffer from GERD, but some people are at a higher risk than others, such as:
If you're suffering from acid reflux or heartburn for a number of weeks, twice a week or more, you should make an appointment online to consult a virtual doctor. In some cases, despite taking acid reflux medication like antacids, the symptoms may come back. It's recommended that you get an online doctor's consultation immediately. At TelMDCare, patients can get in touch with our online doctors and seek medical help for Acid Reflux.