According to research done by the Emirates Gastroenterology Society, UAE is on the list of countries that are severely affected by GERD. Gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly known as GERD is a chronic digestive disorder affecting around 3 million people in the U.A.E today.
GERD is a condition in which the stomach acid or occasionally, contents from the stomach, flow back into the food pipe (esophagus). The backwash (reflux) irritates the lining of the esophagus and causes GERD. The most common indication of having developed this condition is the presence of heart burn. Other symptoms include chest pain, difficulty in swallowing, dry cough, hoarseness of voice or a sore throat and the sensation of having a lump in the throat.
According to Healthline, up to 60 percent of the adult population worldwide experiences some form of acid reflux and about 20 to 30 percent of people complain about having weekly symptoms in a 12 month period.
An increasingly common digestive disorder, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when the stomach acid or contents of the stomach make their way back into the esophagus (food pipe). This backwash creates a feeling of uneasiness and irritates the esophageal lining resulting in severe heartburn, which is the primary indicator of having GERD.
DUBAI: Obstetrician-Gynecologist for 27 years Dr. Sejal Devendra Surti recently operated on a 42-year-old single woman found through various tests and ultrasound to have a fibroid removed from inside her uterus.
For a week, the patient, who weighed 45 kilogrammes (kg), had been feeling weak and feeble. She was also experiencing shortness of breath upon exertion.
Further enquiry revealed she had been going through abnormal menstrual cycles with bouts of blood clots since seven years back.