Acid Reflux and the Unknown

While we know much about the affliction known as acid reflux we are in the dark on just about the same amount of issues. There are a good number of diseases that exist today without the public and private communities knowing every thing there is to know about their symptoms and conditions. So what do we do when these subjects are considered and what are we doing to overcome them, just read on and find out for yourself.

Heart Burn and Damage- Questions like why does heartburn occur in an esophagus that is not damaged and what causes patients with the same amount of acid reflux to have and not have heart burn? These are questions that aren’t generally known in the medical community at this time, but it is at no fault to the medical community. Testing and evaluation is constantly being done to solve these problems.

Barrett’s Esophagus Treatment- While only 10% of gastroesophageal reflux disease sufferers are also afflicted with Barrett’s Esophagus, it is worth treating due to the possibility of cancer being present. The presence of extreme amounts of heartburn in the esophagus is thought to be a cause of Barrett’s Esophagus and cancer in general. It is suggested that the individual suffering from GERD take periodic examinations to ensure that the esophagus is free of cancer.

Non-Acidic Reflux- We know definitively that there is acid reflux and we know definitively that there is non-acidic reflux, but we don’t know what the non-acidic reflux consists of. Many assume that the only type of non-acidic reflux is the reflux of bile, but we also don’t know how injurious this could be to the individual. Continue to keep yourself updated on the advancements of non-acidic reflux.

There is no way for us to know for sure what causes acid reflux at this point in time, but what we do know can help us in determining what we don’t. At some point we will make advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of acid reflux, but keeping in contact with your doctor will help you stay in the loop in the long run.

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