Heartburn / GERD in Infants and Children : Should You be Concerned?

Heartburn GERD in infants and children

Heartburn is a chronic digestive disorder which is marked by a painful burning sensation experienced just below the breastbone or the chest. The pain is caused due to the abnormal reflux of acid from the stomach into the oesophagus which happens because the lower oesophageal sphincter (LES) muscle that protects the entrance of the stomach, relaxes, and gives way to the acid to flow back up. This relaxation of the […]

10 Most Common Triggers of Acid Reflux / Heartburn

10 most common heartburn triggers

Heartburn is a painful burning sensation experienced in the chest or upper stomach due to the reflux of stomach acid into the oesophagus. The reflux is a result of relaxation of the lower oesophageal sphincter (LES) muscle that is under normal conditions, supposed to stay tight and prevent acid up-flow. The relaxation of LES in turn is usually caused due to poor diet, unhealthy lifestyle, smoking, alcoholism and several other […]

Does Your GERD Needs a Surgery?

Surgery for GERD

Heartburn is a painful burning sensation experienced in the chest or upper stomach below the breast bone due to the reflux of stomach acid in to the oesophagus. The reflux is caused as a result of the relaxation of the lower oesophageal sphincter (LES) muscle which is supposed to stay taut and at the stomach entrance by not allowing the stomach contents to flow backwards. The relaxation of this muscle […]