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2014 1E2 Group 1 - Heartburn

Page history last edited by 2014class1e2group1 5 years, 9 months ago

Team members

 

Names / Roles:

  • Edison (19)     (Leader)
  • Jeslyn (16)      (Editor)
  • Colleen (3)      (Researcher)
  • XinYi (15)       (Researcher)

 

 


Meaning / Definition

In this section, include a brief description of the disorder or disease. You may include picture(s) or video(s) to illustrate your points.

   Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest that can be extended to the neck, throat, and face.

When food or liquid enters your stomach, a band of muscle at the end of your esophagus closes off the esophagus. This band is called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). If this band does not close tightly enough, food or stomach acid can back up (reflux) into the esophagus. The stomach contents can irritate the esophagus and cause heartburn and other symptoms.

 

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Causes and Effects

In this section, while using a little medical jargon as possible,

1) include a description of the condition(s)  or situation(s) causing the disorder or disease;

2) include a description of the effect(s), outcome(s) or impact(s) on the patients' lives as a result of having the disorder or disease. 

You may include picture(s) or video(s) to illustrate your points.

 

- Heartburn is actually a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and is caused by acid refluxing back into the esophagus .

 

      

 

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Signs and Symptoms

In this section, while using a little medical jargon as possible, include a description of the signs and symptoms exhibited by people having the disorder or disease. You may include picture(s) or video(s) to illustrate your points. 

 

-      The sensation of pressure or pain just behind you breastbone.

-      Feeling like food is ‘ sticking ’ in your chest or throat.

-      Burping and/or Bloating

-      A Sour or Acid Taste in the back of your throat.

-      Discomforts that gets worse after eating, lying down or bending over. 

 

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Prevention and Treatment

In this section, while using a little medical jargon as possible,

1) include a description of the steps to prevent getting the disorder or disease (if it cannot be prevented, do explain why);

2) include a description of the treatment of the disorder or disease (if it cannot be treated, do explain why) or the steps to lessen its signs or symptoms. 

You may include picture(s) or video(s) to illustrate your points. 

 

-      Eat smaller, more frequent meals.

-      Avoid food that can trigger reflux of stomach contents. ( Eg. Alcohol, Coffee, Tea )

-      Do not eat within 2 - 3 hours before bedtime.

-      Do not smoke.

 

 

-      Medication ( Antacids may be taken after meals, at bedtime, or when needed, to bind excess acid in the stomach and to coat the esophagus. )

 

Visit this website to view Treatment of Heartburn : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McXhHJ0rQug

 


Link to Other Illnesses or Diseases

In this section, while using a little medical jargon as possible, include a description of the illness(es) or disease(s) that may occur as a result of having this disorder or disease. 

You may include picture(s) or video(s) to illustrate your points.

 

~NIL~

 


References

Plagiarism is a strongly discouraged.

 

In this section, include the links of all websites you obtained information from to complete your health science wiki page.

For example:

WebMD (http://www.webmd.com/)

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