If you suffered from acid reflux before gastric sleeve surgery, then you may be unpleasantly surprised that acid reflux is still something you will have to deal with.
In this article, we’ll talk about why acid reflux still occurs after surgery and what you can do to make it better. We’ve even included a 1-Day meal plan to help you get started with managing your acid reflux.
What is acid reflux?
Acid reflux. GERD. Heartburn. You may see these terms used interchangeably, but they have medically different definitions.
A condition in which stomach acid bubbles up into the esophagus. This occurs from a weak sphincter muscle at the junction of the stomach and esophagus. Called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), its job is to keep food and acid in the stomach.
Chronic and/or severe acid reflux. It’s diagnosed when someone has acid reflux at least twice per week along with confirmation from other exploratory measures. GERD has the potential to cause inflammation
A symptom of acid reflux and GERD. It’s described as a burning or painful sensation in the chest, esophagus and throat.
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