conducted in various countries, including Russia, the number of people suffering from acid reflux varies from 30 to 60% of the population. According to researchers from the UK, from 7428 patients studied, selected at random, heartburn was present in 40%, 24% suffered from heartburn for more than 10 years, and only a quarter of them consulted on this issue with physicians. Heartburn is noted with equal frequency in both men and women. Heartburn – an unpleasant burning sensation with localized predominantly in the chest and epigastric region. But I also challenge many of you will say, I had heartburn, popeklo 5 minutes after "tasty" burger and passed. In fact, many people have heartburn appears rarely and only after receiving poor-quality food or after eating a substantial (and soon holidays). But there are enough people suffering from heartburn and constantly undergoing considerable suffering from it.
So what is the cause of heartburn. Heartburn occurs in various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, including esophagitis, reflux esophagitis, gastric ulcers and duodenal ulcers, chronic gastritis with increased secretion, chronic cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, so zhechasto occurs during pregnancy heartburn, in patients operated upon application of gastro-oesophageal anastomosis. Cause of Heartburn – Most cases of izzhegi associated with exposure to gastric mucosa in the esophagus. Such exposure is possible with a throw of gastric contents into the esophagus (gastroesophageal reflux), and this in turn made possible due to lack of cardiac esophageal sphincter (sphincter at the junction of the esophagus to the stomach) that normally prevents the esophageal-gastric reflux. Pronounced reflux disease leads to reflux esophagitis. Diseases for which can be heartburn Hiatal hernia and reflux esophagitis – I do not knowingly combined these two diseases.
The fact is that often they occur together. More often first develops hiatal hernia. Hiatal hernia is the result of displacement through esophageal opening into the chest cavity of a organ in the abdomen, usually the stomach.