What is Acid Reflux Disease?
Reflux disease is the progress of stomach secretions consisting of acid, bile and mucus to the esophagus or mouth. Reflux disease is manifested by the bitter taste and feeling of food that reaches the mouth. Atypical reflux may cause a lump sensation in the throat after edema developing inside the esophagus.
Since reflux disease often causes chest pain, it is often confused with heart or chest diseases.
Reflux can also cause many diseases. For example, one of the most common causes of chronic pharyngitis is reflux disease. Likewise, if the stomach fluids go up and escape into the trachea and enter the lungs, it may cause reflux, lung diseases or asthma in the long term.
Hashimoto’s Disease and Acid Reflux
There is no direct link between reflux disease and Hashimoto’s. Hashimoto’s disease is very complex. In general, gastric fluid moving to the esophagus or higher will damage the body. The stressed body can produce more Hashimoto antibodies. These produced antibodies can aggravate the disease.
Some doctors say that heartburn can be due to bacteria in the stomach. And he believes that these bacteria break the food absorption chain. Various studies support this. There are various bacteria that can withstand even the strength of stomach acid. Disruption of nutrient absorption is extremely important in Hashimoto’s disease.
Disruption of nutrient absorption increases the damage that Hashimoto does to the body. Some vitamins and minerals are used directly in the production of thyroid hormones. Think about it, the body is constantly stressed and painful. At the same time, vitamins and minerals involved in hormone production are absorbed less. On the one hand, antibodies attack the hormone production center, while other factors that reduce production are involved. This is extremely dangerous.
Therefore, individuals with Hashimoto’s disease should definitely treat reflux disease.
Reflux treatment usually begins with a changing lifestyle. For example, after eating, it is necessary not to lie down, to eat small and frequent, and to avoid carbonated and alcoholic beverages. Again, the medicines that will be recommended by the physician, the drugs that will ensure the regular functioning of the esophagus and stomach should be used properly.