Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Digestive Disease

G.E.R.D

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease is a serious condition where the stomach's storage of food and drinks "leaks" backwards from the stomach into the esophagus. This doing may cause irritation in the esophagus, causing heartburn and other irritating symptoms.
T.I.F

This is a video of a surgical procedure to help with this disease/

Risk factors

Some actions that may put you at risk for G.E.R.D include...


Smoking

•Eating Patterns

•Alcohol (Mixed Affects)

Disease Process and Diagnosis Methods

This disease occurs not as common as some other disorders although it mainly occurs in people who are over weight, and infants. Also pregnant women as they grow and expand G.E.R.D may occur but once there pregnancy is over this disease usually goes away.


Coping Methods and Pain Management

Some things that are recommended may be...

•Over weight patients are recommended to lose weight.

•Acidic and Spicy foods should be cut down in your general diet.

• Elevation of the head and avoidance of meals 2-3 hours before bedtime.

•Also if your scenario is more dangerous and riskier T.I.F and other surgical operations may be recommended.


Treatment and Prevention Steps

In serious cases T.I.F a procedure done under anestia can dramatically help patients. There isn’t a definite prevention plan although if you stay at a regular weight and eat healthy, you will most likely not develop it from obesity.