Maia Estianty first got GERD and was taken to the hospital, know the symptoms to watch out for – Musician Maia Estianty was reportedly rushed to the hospital on Friday (25/3/2022) night. In an Instagram post, Irwan Mussry’s wife said she had gastroesophageal reflux or GERD.

Maia admitted that this was the first time she had GERD. His eldest son, Dul Jaelani immediately took Maia to the ER in the middle of the night.

“His mother fell down, was brought to the ER with a curvy child in the middle of the night… So sweet….. @duljaelani … Love you… First time I had GERD… sorry… the pain…,” said Maia Estianty in the Instagram caption, Saturday (26/3/2022).

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

Recognizing the Symptoms of GERD

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GERD is a digestive disease that occurs when acid from the stomach flows back (reflux) into the esophagus (food tube). Reflux can irritate and even damage the lining of the esophagus.

The most striking symptom of GERD is a burning pain or burning sensation in the chest to throat that usually occurs after eating and worsens when lying down.

Quote from Healthlineacid reflux and heartburn (stomach acid rises) more than twice a week can indicate you have GERD.

In addition to a burning feeling in the chest, some other symptoms of GERD include nausea, pain or difficulty swallowing, chronic cough, hoarseness and bad breath.

The risk factors for people affected by GERD include:

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  • Is pregnant
  • Obesity
  • Have a connective tissue disorder
  • Smoke
  • Often eat large portions
  • Often lie down or sleep right after eating
  • Certain foods and drinks such as fried foods, soda, coffee
  • Using many nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin or ibuprofen

GERD can be experienced by both adults and children. Most people can cope with the discomfort of GERD with lifestyle changes and over-the-counter medications.

But some people with GERD may need stronger medications or surgery to relieve symptoms.