Glossary for Acid reflux
Medical terms related to Acid reflux or mentioned in this section include:
- Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
- Acid Reflux in pregnancy: Acid Reflux in pregnancy is the movement of the acid contents of the stomach through the gastro-oesophageal sphincter up into the oesophagus, causing a burning, pain or discomfort in the chest, commonly known as heartburn.
- Alcohol -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to Alcohol during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
- Asthma: A condition which is characterized by recurrent attacks of paroxysmal dyspnoea
- Barrett's oesophagus: Barrett's esophagus is a disorder in which the lining of the esophagus is damaged. The damage is caused by stomach acid that leaks back into the esophagus. This leakage of acid is commonly known as "heartburn" (gastroesophageal reflux).
- Breath symptoms: Breath-related symptoms including breath odor
- Breathing symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
- Cholelithiasis: gallstones (choleliths) are crystalline bodies formed within the body by accretion or concretion of normal or abnormal bile component.
- Chronic cough: The chronic noisy sudden expulsion of air from the respiratory tract
- Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
- Esophagus Cancer: Cancer of the esophagus in the throat.
- Esophagus symptoms: Symptoms affecting the esophagus (digestive throat passage)
- Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
- Gastritis: gastritis is inflammation of the gastric mucosa of the stomach
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Heartburn is a burning sensation experienced behind the breastbone in the upper chest due to regurgitation of stomach contents.
- Gluten allergy: Gluten allergy is an adverse reaction by the body's immune system to gluten or foods containing gluten. The specific symptoms that can result can vary considerably amongst patients from a severe anaphylactic reaction to asthma, abdominal symptoms, eczema or headaches. Gluten allergy is similar to celiac disease - celiac disease only occurs in people with a genetic defect which predisposes them to the condition whereas gluten can occur in anyone but is more common in people who are also prone to other allergies.
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Heartburn: Heartburn is a burning sensation experienced behind the breastbone in the upper chest due to regurgitation of stomach contents.
- Hiatal hernia: Hernia of the stomach through the diaphragm muscle.
- Hiatus hernia: is a protrusion of the upper part of the stomach into the thoracic cavity through a tear or weakness in the diaphragm, the most common type being sliding hiatus hernia
- Hypercalcemia: Raised blood calcium levels
- Irritable bowel syndrome: A chronic non inflammatory disease with a psychophysiologic basis
- Mouth symptoms: Symptoms of the mouth or oral area.
- Nasal regurgitation of food: Regurgitation of fluids or food through the nose.
- Obstructive sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome is characterized by episodic upper airway obstruction that occurs during sleep.
- Oesophageal spasm: An oesophageal spasm is incoordinated contraction of the muscles in the esophagus which carries food from the mouth to the stomach. The muscles contract simultaneously instead of a rhythmic successive motion.
- Peptic Ulcer: Ulcer on the lining of the stomach or duodenum
- Pulmonary fibrosis: A scarring condition that affects the lungs
- Regurgitation: The backflow of stomach contents and gas from stomach back into oesophagus or mouth
- Regurgitation in adults: The occurrence of regurgitation of contents of the stomach into the oesophagus
- Regurgitation in infants and children: The occurrence of regurgitation of contents of the stomach into the oesophagus of an infant or child
- Respiratory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
- Scleroderma, systemic: A rare autoimmune connective tissue disease where the body attacks parts of the body and causes scarring and thickness of the tissue. In the systemic form, the skin and organs are involved.
- Stomach symptoms: Symptoms affecting the stomach.
- Throat symptoms: Symptoms affecting the throat
- Zollinger-Ellison syndrome: A rare disorder where excessive levels of the hormone gastrin are released into the stomach which increases stomach acidity which results in peptic ulcer development. A hormone secreting pancreatic or duodenal tumor is usually the cause.
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