Understanding Acid Reflux;
- Acid reflux is a digestive disorder in which stomach acid or bile irritates the food pipe lining. This is a chronic disorder which occurs when stomach acid or bile flows into the food pipe and irritates the lining. Acid reflux and heartburn more than twice a week may indicate GERD.
- Acid reflux is an uncomfortable, sometimes painful condition that affects the digestive system. A ring of muscle, the lower esophageal sphincter, opens and closes as food moves through into the stomach. When this opening does not seal entirely or opens too often, acid from the stomach can bubble up into the esophagus. Eating late, over-eating, pregnancy, and living an unhealthy lifestyle can cause acid reflux, which results in symptoms of varying severity. If acid reflux occurs more than two times per week, it may be a sign of a chronic form of acid reflux called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
- Dark Bowel Movements;
- Weight Loss;