Heartburn increases the risk of tumors
Heartburn or acid reflux increases the risk of cancer of the throat, tonsils and sinuses in the elderly. Suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) older patients must often be checked for tumors of the head and neck.
The researchers found that acid reflux increases the risk of tumors of the throat, tonsils and sinuses in elderly age around 2-3%. GERD occurs at the moment when the gastric juice enters the esophagus.
Science knows that the medication acid reflux further increases the risk of cancer. Last month published the results of scientific studies that have shown that regular use of Tums twice increases the risk of tumors of the stomach.
Observations have shown that GERD is associated with the development of malignancies in the upper part of the digestive tract and Airways. Although the additional risk is not too significant, overall, the doctors anyway, there is another possibility of earlier diagnosis of malignant tumors, which represent a serious danger to the health and life of patients.
According to statistics, from tumors of the upper respiratory and digestive system every year in the world dies by 360 000 people. While GERD affects 10% to 30% of the population of our planet, and most often acid reflux is seen in elderly with large stocks of excess weight. Many people experience heartburn from time to time. If the episodes of GERD are marked not more than twice a week, the disorder is considered to be moderate.
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