Acid reflux occurs when your stomach acid travels back up your esophagus. There are various reasons why this occurs, but at its root, it is the result of the ring of muscle that closes when food passes through remaining open. The symptoms can be unpleasant, but here at The Gastroenterology Group of Northern NJ, you’ll benefit from being examined and evaluated by a specialist.
While the reason that your stomach acid is able to travel back up is based on a bodily malfunction, there are risk factors that contribute to this condition and which may make it worse. Among them are being overweight or obese, smoking, and eating heavily before bedtime or lying down immediately after you eat. Certain foods and drinks are linked to it, as well. They include citrus fruits, tomato, garlic, onions, mint, chocolate, coffee, tea, and soda. Women who are pregnant are also at greater risk. Heartburn is the most common symptom. If you feel a burning sensation in your stomach, chest, or throat, or a sour taste in your throat or mouth, you may need our Teaneck acid reflux treatment. It is also possible that you will experience burping, hiccups, nausea, bloating, chronic sore throat, or bloody vomiting. The above is not a comprehensive list of indications, of course, so if you have any unusual signs that you’re observing, the best thing to do is come in for an examination and diagnostic testing. If the results are positive, our doctor will discuss the most appropriate options for treatment in your unique situation. The good news is that many patients are able to achieve relief of symptoms with the proper strategy, which may also include suggested lifestyle changes.
Don’t suffer needlessly. Our Teaneck acid reflux treatment is just what you need. Call us to book an appointment.