Acid Reflux

What is Acid Reflux?

Acid Reflux or Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) affects an important part of the Canadian population. According to the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation, 5 million Canadians suffer from GERD at least once a week. As the word “reflux” suggests, the gastric juices involved in food digestion start heading upward in the oesophagus (the tube connecting the mouth to the stomach), resulting in burning sensations which can at times be quite intense. Normally, the valve situated between the stomach and oesophagus prevent gastric contents to migrate upward. GERD is a disease related to this valve, which for a variety of reasons, no longer bars the way to digestive matter in the stomach from moving upward.

The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation indicates that pregnant women can suffer from GERD: nearly 25% experience discomforts daily.

Les Entreprises médicales de l’Outaouais offers its clientele an exclusive pillow combo specifically designed to relieve the person suffering from Acid Reflux at night, during precious sleep hours.

The two-part pillow combination offers an extremely comfortable feel for the whole body during sleep, and keeps the torso at an optimal angle to keep gastric contents from migrating upward.

Consult the MedCline Pillow section to find out more.