Heartburn is common health condition among adult people. It appears as uncomfortable burning sensation in the chest, just behind the breastbone. The usual start of the pain rises in the chest and continues in the throat, neck or angle of the jaw. This condition is actually activated of the acid in the stomach known as gastric acid. The acid is product of the food we digest.
Stomach pain is a dull ache in the stomach or cramps. It is usually short-lived, but it is a greater cause of concern when it becomes severe. Medical assistance should be administered especially if the pain is concentrated in a particular area.
At the end of the esophagus, where it connects with the stomach, there is a valve. This valve prevents acid present in the stomach to move up the esophagus. Acid reflux is a condition where the acid raises the esophagus. Acid reflux causes heartburn and chest pain. According to research conducted in the US, forty-four percent of adults suffers from heartburn, stomach pain or acid reflux once every month. Therefore, they are prevalent conditions though manageable.
This condition of poor digestion is also called dyspepsia. The failure if enzymes and acids down the digestive system to function properly are characteristics of this issue.
But what causes this condition:
That would be stress, microflora imbalance, bad eating habits, food allergies, sensitiveness among others. Poor indigestion results to constipation, diarrhea, and gas influx in the digestive system, and cramping bloating and low level of energy. In this case, the food ingested is not absorbed as required and therefore, the person suffering from this condition feels weak.
The cancers related with this condition are stomach cancer and esophagus cancer.
Stomach cancer is a disease where cancerous cells develop in the lining of the stomach. It can be attributed to an infection by a bacteria called H. pylori, indigestion among other factors according to the findings by researchers. It is a disease with no symptoms and it is often diagnosed at the advanced stage when symptoms arise.
Esophagus cancer is cancer that occurs in the esophagus, a tube that food passes through to the stomach. It is a disease that originates from the cells of the lining of the esophagus. The disease can attack any part of the esophagus but more often affects the lowest part. This disease mostly affects men than women according to research. Poor indigestion results from acid reflux to the esophagus. Therefore, the mucus on the lining of the esophagus is removed by the acid leaving the coating exposed to the acid. This causes the rough surface cracks leading to the abnormal growth of cells hence cancer.
The sad side of this problem is that many of this conditions that cause cancer could cost lives. Not all cancers are treatable. So how you can protect yourself:
You should try by consuming healthy food and maintain healthy diet.
You can avoid harmful substances like alcohol and tobacco.