Everything You Need to Know About GERD (GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease) & it's Treatment
- GERD is a digestive disorder where stomach acid, stomach juice, and other fluids back up to the esophagus. This acid reflux can irritate the esophagus lining.
- GERD can affect people of all age groups. GERD symptoms are very mild in some people, and in others, the symptoms are highly irritating and with high frequency.
- A band of muscle lining the esophagus allows the food and fluid into the stomach and closes again. Inadequate closure of esophageal sphincter due to muscle weakness or any other reason allows the stomach contents to flow back to the esophagus. The backflow irritates the esophagus lining causing symptoms of GERD.
- GERD symptoms include chest pain, acidic taste in the mouth, bad breath, regurgitation of food or sour liquid, breathing problems, chronic cough, and disturbed sleep.
- The doctor confirms GERD's diagnosis by clinical symptoms, an X-Ray of the upper digestive tract, and an endoscopy.
- Patients with obesity, pregnancy, smoking, hiatus hernia, side effects of certain medicines like antidepressants and sleeping pills are at higher risk of GERD.
- According to Ayurveda, GERD comes under the heading of 'Ajeerna.' Reduced digestive fire due to Pitta vitiation and Vaat and Kapha involvement in different proportions lead to various clinical symptoms.
- Ayurveda emphasizes the root cause of the problem and then designing an individual's treatment plan. It is possible to cure GERD naturally with Ayurveda treatment in almost 100% of cases.
- Diet modifications, lifestyle correction, Ayurveda herbal medicines, and Panchakarma therapies in advanced and chronic cases ensure GERD's complete cure.
- Tea, coffee, aerated cold drinks, processed and fermented food, fast food, pickles, sour, spicy, salty foodstuff, tobacco, alcohol, and mental stress will increase the GERD symptoms. A patient should avoid these kinds of stuff.
- A GERD patient should use sufficient water, natural, healthy, and easily digestible food, timely food, fruits and vegetables, regular exercise, yoga, and a sound and timely sleep to recover from the disease.
Symptoms of GERD (GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease)
Heartburn and Pain
Our Approach To GERD (GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease) Treatment
Our Ayurveda expert examines the patient's symptoms, clinical history, diet, and lifestyle pattern. The doctor finds the dosha vitiation and plans for the treatment. A patient with GERD needs to follow Ayurveda medicines, diet, and lifestyle changes, as suggested by the doctor. Ayurveda medicines calm down the Pitta and make Vaat to flow in a normal direction. A patient with GERD requires Ayurvedic treatment for a minimum of 3 months for a complete cure. The GERD patient can consult with our doctor either by visiting the hospital or online video consultation.
Why To Choose Ayurveda?
Looks for the Root Cause
The ayurvedic approach of disease looks for the root cause and not merely the symptoms. Ayurveda offers two ways of treatment; One is Shodhan, and the other is Shaman. Shodhan is complete detoxification of the body by Panchakarma therapies. Shaman is balancing the doshas by Ayurveda medicines, diet, and lifestyle changes. Ayurveda medicines always work better in a patient detoxified with Panchakarma.
Ayurveda medicines are processed most naturally and not in the synthetic and chemical form. For this reason, the herbs are soft on the body, and there is no risk of side effects even if the patient requires to take them for longer durations. The complete eradication of the root cause ensures the cure and prevents future health complications.
Ayurveda is not merely a medical science. Instead, it is a philosophical science too. The basic principles of Ayurveda consider an individual human a specific identity and hence his treatment. Ayurveda gives importance to the treatment of the patient rather than the treatment of the disease. Two patients of the same disease can have different treatments because of the difference in their body constitution.