Know the Causes and Risk Factors of GERD, the Condition That Made Maia Estianty Taken to the Emergency Room

Suara.com – Musician Maia Estianty was rushed to the hospital by her son, Dul Jaelani, after experiencing symptoms of GERD, on Friday (25/3/2022).

Irwan Mussry’s wife reported his condition through uploads on Instagram.

“His mother fell down, was taken to the ER with a curvy child in the middle of the night… So sweet….. @duljaelani … Love you,‘ wrote Maya.

His second son, El Rumi, also responded in the comments column. Al Ghazali’s sister suspected that her mother had GERD due to diet.

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“Oh my gosh, why mom? GERD because of diet? Don’t be too forced on the diet, mommy will be like me at that time, get well soon my mother,” said El Rumi.

Maia Estianty's post got GERD.  (Instagram/@maiaestiantyreal)
Maia Estianty’s post got GERD. (Instagram/@maiaestiantyreal)

Causes and risk factors for GERD

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid flows back up (reflux), into the food passage or esophagus.

When swallowing, the muscular valve that circles around the bottom of the esophagus (lower esophageal sphincter) relaxes to allow food and liquid to flow into the stomach, then the sphincter closes again.

Meanwhile, when the sphincter relaxes abnormally or weakens, stomach acid can flow back up or cause reflux.

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If this continues, stomach acid can irritate the lining of the esophagus, causing inflammation.

According to page Mayo Clinicthe following risk factors for GERD:

  • Obesity
  • Protrusion of the upper part of the abdomen into the diaphragm (hiatal hernia)
  • Pregnancy
  • Connective tissue disorders, such as scleroderma
  • Delayed emptying of the stomach

Meanwhile, there are factors that can worsen stomach acid, namely:

  • Smoke
  • Eat large portions or eat late at night
  • Eating certain foods or trigger foods such as fatty or fried foods
  • Drink certain beverages, such as alcohol or coffee
  • Certain medications, such as aspirin

Many people experience acid reflux from time to time.

GERD is a condition of mild stomach acid reflux that occurs at least twice a week or moderate to severe acid reflux that occurs at least once a week.

This digestive disease can be overcome with lifestyle changes and the consumption of drugs. However, in severe conditions, people with GERD must undergo surgery.