top of page

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

shutterstock_1561998754.jpg

What you can do with heartburn?

Esophageal reflux refers to the movement of stomach contents back into the esophagus, and it is a natural process. We only talk about gastroesophageal reflux disease when the stomach content returns back into the esophagus regularly and damages the lining of the esophagus or creates the symptoms listed below. The first manifestation of the disease is usually heartburn. Difficulties occur most often after eating when bending over or at night.

The most common later complications are inflammation of the esophagus (esophagitis) or the so-called Barrett's esophagus, which is a predisposition to esophageal adenocarcinoma. It can be risky to postpone the solution of esophageal reflux for a long time. Try to find the cause instead

 

Pathological return of stomach contents into the esophagus is caused by insufficient activity  of the lower esophageal sphincter. Thanks to the very close connection between the esophageal sphincter and the diaphragm (a muscle that plays an important role in breathing and body posture), it is possible with physiotherapy treatment and appropriate exercise improve the function of these muscles in the long term and positively affect the symptoms of reflux disease. 

Do not treat gastroesophageal reflux with medication and diet only. Let´s find the cause together. 

Book your appointment today!

What are the symptoms of GERD?

HEARTBURN (PYROSIS) AND SENSATIONS OF ACIDITY OR BITTERNESS IN THE MOUTH

SWALLOWING DIFFICULTIES (DYSPHAGIA)

EROSION OF TOOTH ENAMEL AND INCREASED TOOTH DECAY

RETURN OF STOMACH CONTENTS BACK INTO ESOPHAGUS/MOUTH (REGURGITATION)

FREQUENT BELCHING AND COUGHING

CHEST PAIN/PRESSURE OR BURNING SENSATION BEHIND THE STERN BONE

bottom of page