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The esophagus is a muscular, long and flexible tube that it connects to the pharynx with the stomach. It finishes in the cardia that is as well the superior part of the stomach.

The stomach acidity takes place when the stomach acid raises the esophagus, organ that does not have a mucous layer like the one of the stomach, reason why the acid "burns" and produces pain, just behind the breastbone.

The damage caused by the lack of control in acids, can generate diverse problems gastric, as they are:

Esofagitis or inflammation of the esophagus, when the inferior esofágico sphincter cannot stop the ebb tide of acids of the stomach.

functional Dispepsia, that is the sensation to be full, still with little food and the symptoms can appear of continuous or intermittent form. They appear with sensation of stomach distención, nauseas and vomits. The annoyance is persistent and it is located in the superior part of the abdomen and can have bled digestive and presence of concrete abdominal mass, in addition to significant loss of weight.

superficial or deep Gastritis, that is the inflammation of the mucosa that covers the stomach.

Ulceras peptic, that is open wounds or hurt zones of the inner cover of the stomach and are developed when the digestive juice injures the mucosa of the stomach or the duodeno and are caused mainly by hydrochlorate acid and the pepsina enzyme. Although most of the ulcers they are also caused by the H. Pylory, bacterium that produces many upheavals in the gastric mucosa, the acidity also has an important paper in his generation.

And although also the frequent consumption of analgesic like the acetisalicílico acido one, damages the stomach mucosa, making it more susceptible to the attack of acids, the changes in the diet and life style, is important to prevent gastric problems.

IMPORTANT the content of this note is informative and it does not replace the medical diagnosis, reason why we do not become people in charge on its use.

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