Acid Reflux Disorder

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Quiz: Do You Understand Acid Reflux Disorder?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Obesity is not a common cause of acid reflux disorder.

Explanation:
Common causes of GERD are foods, obesity, pregnancy and medications.
2

Mint flavourings can trigger acid reflux symptoms.

Explanation:
Spicy foods, high fat foods, alcohol, caffeine, chocolate, citrus fruits and juices and mint flavourings often cause problems, but triggers vary between individuals.
3

A metallic taste in your mouth can be a symptom of GERD.

Explanation:
Symptoms of acid reflux disorder include pain or burning in your chest, a metallic taste in your mouth and burping.
4

Barrett's esophagus is the least serious problem associated with acid reflux.

Explanation:
Reflux is a concern because as acid comes up into your esophagus, it can lead to two problems. One is scarring or narrowing of your esophagus, so, food - especially solids like bread or meat - can't pass down. Barrett's esophagus is more serious, and occurs when the esophagus undergoes precancerous changes.
5

Minimizing the amount of alcohol you consume can help minimize GERD symptoms.

Explanation:
To reduce your risk of developing acid reflux disorder it's important to maintain a healthy weight, quit smoking and minimize the amount of alcohol and caffeine you consume.