Ms. Wang was diagnosed with chronic gastritis, gastroesophageal reflux, by a doctor at the age of 68.BarrettBarrett’s esophagus is accompanied by a cough with phlegm, chest tightness and burning sensation, and a foreign body sensation in the throat. After taking Western medicine for 1 year, re-examination showed that Barrett’s esophagus was still present. Therefore, he was transferred to the Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Renai Hospital of Bei City United Medical Hospital for treatment. Their main complaint was often the above symptoms, which made it impossible to concentrate at work and affected daily life. He was given the scientific Chinese medicine “Xuanfudaixi Decoction”. ” For treatment. After 2 weeks, the sensation of foreign body in the throat was relieved. After 3 months, there was no cough. After 1 year, he was reviewed by Western medicine. Barrett’s esophagus and gastroesophageal reflux at gastroscopy No signs of reflux were seen.
Xie Xudong, an attending physician at the Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Renyi Campus of North Municipal United Hospital, said that among patients treated for gastrointestinal problems in outpatient clinics, at least one in two patients has gastroesophageal reflux problems. Is. Foreign body sensation in the throat, chronic pharyngitis, symptoms of pantothenic acid in the mouth and chest pain, in addition to a feeling of fever, severe symptoms such as difficulty swallowing, abdominal pain and swelling, and coughing in the middle of the night can affect sleep. Is. Frequent gastroesophageal reflux can also cause precancerous lesions called Barrett’s esophagus. If you want to reverse this condition, in addition to medication from a gastroenterologist, traditional Chinese medicine can also solve this problem.
Xie Xudong pointed out that in ancient times, there was no gastroscopy that could detect Barrett’s esophagus, but chest tightness and pantothenic acid in the mouth caused by gastroesophageal reflux were classified as gastric pimples and acid swallowing in traditional Chinese medicine Has gone. Modern medical research has found that gastroesophageal reflux is associated with anxiety disorders. Relatedly, this also means that emotional changes and stress can induce gastroesophageal reflux. Traditional Chinese medicine believes the condition is caused by the influence of the Liver, which controls emotions, on the Spleen and Stomach. Medicines that soothe the liver and reduce qi can reduce the occurrence of gastroesophageal reflux, such as indula and chamomile decoction in Xuanfu Dezeshi, which has this effect. The combination of single herbs with Bupleurum, Curcuma and Cyperus soothes the liver and relieves stagnation, and Neutral Octopus neutralizes gastric acid, combined with the control of lifestyle habits, it can relieve gastroesophageal reflux. and thus resolve Barrett’s esophagus.
How to avoid Barrett esophagus?Doctors recommend mastering three major health habits in daily life
Xie Xudong suggested that in order to improve Barrett’s esophagus, we must first overcome gastroesophageal reflux. The three major health care habits that should be addressed in daily life are as follows:
1. In life: If gastroesophageal reflux is caused by mood, it is important to rest yourself in time. At least leave enough time after work to eat and reduce your stress moderately. If it is caused by food, tobacco, alcohol, spicy foods, sweets and high-fat foods should be avoided. In addition, the gastrointestinal tract likes hot and hates cold, so cold foods should also be avoided.
2. Acupoint health care: Qiqi point on the elbow bend of both hands and Hegu point on the tiger’s mouth can protect the gastrointestinal tract, while Taichong point on the feet can relax the mood. Spend 5 minutes a day alternately pressing it, which can improve gastric acidity.
3. Tea for Health Care: Bergamot Nourishing Stomach Tea
(Ingredients)Bergamot 2 cyan, tangerine peel 1 cyan, forsythia 1.5 cyan
(Method)Put the above three medicinal ingredients into a tea bag, add them to 500CC of hot water and boil for 10 minutes before drinking.
(Efficacy)Bergamot soothes the liver and relieves depression, which can make people relax, while tangerine peel can promote stomach qi and relieve chest tightness and swelling. Forsythia sibiricum can clear away heat and fight inflammation, and relieve bloating caused by gastroesophageal reflux.