Sering dianggap Sama, Ketahui Bedanya Penyakit Gerd dan Maag

Sering dianggap Sama, Ketahui Bedanya Penyakit Gerd dan Maag

GERD and ulcer are often known to be the same disease and greatly interfere with activity. Nausea and a racing heart due to pain in the abdomen need to be treated by a doctor to relieve it. However, Friends of Hermina need to know that ulcer and GERD are different diseases. Check out the explanation in the following article!

Difference between Ulcer and GERD


Usually people know the cause of heartburn due to late eating, but ulcers can also be caused due to stress, ulcers, alcohol consumption and drinks high in caffeine (coffee and tea), autoimmune diseases, etc. It makes inflammation of the stomach wall.

GERD is caused by the weakening of the lower esophageal muscle which makes stomach acid easily rise. The cause occurs due to eating too much, sleeping/lying down after eating, etc.


The significant difference between heartburn and GERD is in the symptoms experienced. In heartburn is generally characterized by a feeling of discomfort in the upper abdominal area. Other symptoms experienced usually such as:

-Nausea and vomiting

-The stomach feels full when eating, especially before finishing food


-Throw wind and burp

-Upper flatulence

-Sour taste in the mouth

GERD usually has more severe symptoms than an ulcer. GERD is characterized by a burning sensation in the chest (heartburn). This burning sensation can later cause other GERD symptoms that are quite disturbing, namely:

-Chest pain

- Food/stomach acid rises up the esophagus

-Chest burning after eating

-Difficulty swallowing

-Feeling of propping up the esophagus


Ulcers and GERD have different degrees of severity, but there are similarities in the drugs consumed. Medicines commonly prescribed by doctors are as follows:

-Antibiotics (kill bacteria)

-Antacids (neutralize stomach acid)

-Histamine (reduces stomach acid production)

-Proton pum inhibitors (reduce stomach pain due to acid reflux)

-Baclofen (for GERD patients to reduce pain in the esophagus)


Friends of Hermina need to pay attention to the dosage as recommended by a doctor to avoid side effects that occur if consumed in excess.



To avoid ulcers and GERD so as not to recur, Hermina Friends don't forget to do this:

-Avoid spicy, fatty and acidic foods

-Reduce fried foods

- Avoid foods and drinks high in caffeine (coffee and tea), alcohol, and soda 

-Eat small portions, but often

-Not taking a sleeping position after eating

-Manage stress

If Ulcer and Gerd Sahabat Hermina recur, immediately consult an internal medicine specialist so that appropriate treatment can be given immediately.



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