What is Acid Reflux?
Acid Reflux or GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) is caused when the valve between the esophagus and stomach becomes weak. Normally, this valve opens to allow food in and then it shuts tightly. With GERD, the valve stays open, allowing stomach acids to flow back up into the esophagus, causing heartburn and many other symptoms.
It leads to a condition in which the liquid content of the stomach regurgitates (backs up or refluxes) into the esophagus. If you have heartburn that occurs more than twice a week and/or does not get better with over-the-counter antacids, you may have GERD.
Ayurvedic treatment has helped thousands of patients of Acid Reflux get long term relief in their condition. In the initial stage, minor diet and lifestyle interventions planned by the doctor along with some natural home remedies can be very effective. To know more, consult a Jiva doctor today.