The Covid-19 Pandemic Makes Stress, Alert Can Trigger Stomach Acid

Liputan6.com, Jakarta Pandemic Covid-19 it was reported that it could have other impacts, namely stress. The cause of the disturbance health This can vary and can happen to anyone from various circles.

Internal medicine doctor, Rabbinu Rangga Pribadi, explained that even though it is not directly related to the stomach, stress because the Corona virus can also trigger disease gastric acid called Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).

Rabbinu explained that GERD is a disease caused by the increase in stomach acid into the esophagus which causes various symptoms and complications.

“In normal conditions, the sphincter muscle under the esophagus in the stomach is closed. However, in conditions of gastric acid or GERD, the sphincter opens so that the acid in the stomach rises to the esophagus,” he said.

It said, Rabbinu, pandemic Covid-19 makes a lot of people stress because it is difficult to meet family, lost family and cannot get together like before and so on. This stress can provoke GERD.

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