PPI's also known as proton pump inhibitors is a term used to refer to an assortment of drugs used to treat patients with gastric acid related problems such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), recurring stomach ulcers and gastritis. In the case of recurring ulcers caused by the helicobacter Pylori bacteria, PPIs are used alongside the antibiotics prescribed for the condition.
Acid Reflux is the other generally used name of Gastro-esophageal reflux disease, also more often referred as GERD. The disease causes damage to the esophagus as the acidic contents from the stomach, containing acids and pepsin, pushes back to the esophagus since the sphincter becomes weak and can no-more prevent the contents from stomach from gushing back in esophagus. The acidic contents burn the esophagus and causes irritation in the esophagus. This is a chronic disease, which has life long repercussions. The treatment in this case can only help temporarily, i.e., as well as one continues with the medication.
Thousands of people every year suffer from some sort of digestion problems; they are one of the most common conditions for you to suffer from. These can range from very mild symptoms to extreme cases where surgery will be necessary. Gastroesophageal reflux is becoming very common and can be treated very easily. Although it can be very uncomfortable it is rarely life threatening and only in severe cases will you need some form of surgery.
Many people get hungry because they lack food. Children become malnourished if they are not given the right amount of food which contains the needed vitamins and minerals which in turn make the body strong and healthy.
The fact is, not all foods are healthy. The most popular unhealthy food is 'junk foods'. Just as the word suggests, junk, which means it is like garbage. But many people are still patronizing these kinds of food.
Acid Reflux, another term for heartburn, is a disease which is created by a simple imbalance of chemical make-up in the body--the attack of acid reflux in the esophagus when it is supposed to be in the stomach only.
The majority of people who suffer from acid reflux disease will receive the treatment they require that will allow them to live a good quality of life. Serious complications and in fact complications of any sort, tend only to be found in those who suffer from severe acid reflux. Let us take a look at some of the most common complications that can arise for these patients.