Friday, January 19, 2007

Of Heartburn, Acid Reflux & Indigestion


How many of us has had this problem before?

Heartburn is the generic term for GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease, GERD.

A lot of studies has been done on this GERD and before you actually say that you merely has indigestion and not heartburn, read on this link which offers good insight onto the possible cause of indigestion and this one here, for what is the Cause Of Heartburn

Do i have indigestion or heartburn? Well, sometimes in my gluttony state (of mind) like what i blogged here. I do have bouts of indigestion and/or heartburn. It's no fun, as we all know. Eno does the work sometimes and at times, chewing on the whole pack of Gelusil might not even work.

Being a malaysian with chinese blood doesn't make anything easier. Apparently having chinese gene has higher rate of throat cancer (because we slurp down any soup while it's piping hot), we will have IBS (Or Irritable Bowel Syndrome), higher rate of H. Pyroli infection (which causes stomach ulcer) and with all this heartburn, indigestion and concotion of all other possible gastrointestinal problem, it's a wonder why half the population in China is still alive.

Apparently i need to change my diet.

Easier said than done.

So, i guess this actually justified why me and wifey actually gave Ryan the Rotavirus immunisation. With his daddy and granpa's bowel condition, our only wish is that he won't be a victim of indigestion and heartburn later in his life.

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