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re·flux(rē'flŭks), Do not confuse this word with reflex.
See also: regurgitation.
refluxMedtalk The reversal of the normal flow of a fluid–eg, from the stomach into the esophagus. See GERD, Hepatojugular reflux. Cf Regurgitation, Vomiting Pediatrics Spit-up, see there.
See also: regurgitation
refluxMovement of fluid or semifluid material in a direction opposite to the normal. Regurgitation. Examples are reflux of acid material from the STOMACH into the OESOPHAGUS, of urine from the bladder up the URETERS to the kidneys or of the abnormal movement of blood back through a leaking (incompetent) valve in the heart.
Patient discussion about reflux
Q. how do you deal with a mild case of acid reflux
Try to refrain from lying down immediately after a meal, or eating just before bedtime. Overweight is a risk factor for reflux, so if it's relevant weight reduction is also recommended.
If you feel heartburn, you may chew in order to increase salivation and thus alleviate the symptoms. Smoking has a negative effect on salivation, so smoking cessation is also recommended.
And that's before we even mentioned OTC drugs...
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