Acid Reflux

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                     Acid reflux occurs when the valve that separates the esophagus from the stomach malfunctions or if it is not strong enough to hold the acid. This usually happens: when you eat a large meal especially if the foods that you have eaten are compose or rich in acid, when you sleep after eating, when you eat before bed time. Smoking, eating acidic food (citrus, mint, chocolate, garlic, spicy or fatty food and etc.) drinking coffee, tea and carbonated beverages can also cause this. 

                  Acid reflux symptoms affect 4.5 per 1000 persons in the United Kingdom and 5.4 per 1000 persons in the United States.  This can happen to anyone. In some cases, this is just normal, for people can experience this once in a while but for some cases, it might be a symptom of a serious medical condition such as Gastroesophageal disease, also known as GERD. 

               If you happen to have experience acid reflux for a while or if it is becoming chronic then it is time for you to visit your doctor. GERD is a disease that can be treated if diagnosed immediately. You should be careful because GERD can lead to more serious medical condition, it can lead to cancer.