According to some recent studies, the rise in acid reflux may be as much as 50% more people who are suffering from the disease. In the past ten years, research indicates that women may be more susceptible than men. Of course, this news sets off alarm bells of concern in regard to a possible increase in oesophagus cancer as well. Once a very rare form of cancer, it is more prevalent today and is very difficult to treat.
Is there a relationship between exercise and acid reflux disorder? The answer can be a little difficult to arrive at it appears. Some people do seem to find that exercising actually reduces the symptoms of GERD. Exercise as whole is recommended for optimum health. It can keep us not only looking fit, but also make it easier to maintain a reasonable weight. Weight gain alone can influence the symptoms of acid reflux. Yet, with all of that good news about exercising, there is some indication that certain types of exercise may cause acid reflux to worsen, at least for some people.
Having your meals at home is an extremely healthy (not to mention financially sound) practice. However, there are times when you feel the need to take a break and head out to your favorite restaurant to indulge your taste buds. Pleasant as this might sound to most people, for those suffering from acid reflux, the decision to eat out isn't always so easy. They are persistently haunted by the fear that the symptoms of this condition will interfere with their dining experience and leave a bad taste in their mouth (sometimes almost literally).
Have you been diagnosed with GERD? Do the symptoms of the disease keep you from getting a good night's sleep? If you answered yes to these questions, you are not alone. About 15% of the American population have the disease. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disease.When stomach acid flows back up into the esophagus, the pain and discomfort of acid reflux and heartburn can make it very difficult to get quality sleep.