Did you know the cause of the increase in stomach acid? This increase in stomach acid is also called GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) where the symptoms begin with pain in the pit of the stomach. In addition, the onset of a burning sensation on the chest is also one of the symptoms of an increase in stomach acid in the body. Even though stomach acid is very common, not many understand about the causes and how to treat it.
What Causes Back Stomach Acid?
Medically, the acidic stomach condition increases due to the loosening of the LES section. What is LES? LES, the esophageal sphinchter, is a circle of muscle located in the lower part of the esophagus. The function of LES is as a door that works automatically where it will only open when a drink or food enters the stomach. After that, LES will close to avoid food and stomach acid rising again.
From this it can be seen that the cause of acid reflux returns to the esophagus due to the malfunction of LES which becomes loose or even unable to close properly. The factors of gastric acid disease are excessive consumption of certain drugs, severe bada problems, stress, heredity, gastroparesis, hiatus hernia and also consumption of foods containing high fat.
Usually rising stomach acid will be accompanied by some symptoms that are felt. In general, pain in the pit of the stomach and burning sensation appear as the initial symptoms of acid reflux. In addition, the esophagus will feel less comfortable when swallowing food. If these symptoms appear, you should suspect a malfunction in the LES part of your body.