Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Most of the "damage" of GERD occurs at night when patients are lying in bed and asleep!!!!!
Factors Affecting Nocturnal GERD
- Decreased Salivation - saliva contains a natural bicarbonate that actually reduces the acid levels in the stomach.
- Decreased Swallowing
- Decreased Gravity Mediated Drainage - lying flat does not allow gravity to keep the contents of the stomach in its place.
- Decreased Perception of Heartburn - sleep paralysis.
Which Leads to:
Increased and prolonged exposure of the esophagus to acid reflux - Often without patient knowledge.
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