Jakarta, CNN Indonesia –
Problem digestion not limited to stomach pain or ulcers. There are many problems that can attack digestion, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or chronic colitis Gastroesophageal reflux pen name GERD.
Although both have digestive problems, some still do not understand the difference between chronic colitis and GERD.
Here are some differences between chronic colitis and GERD.
Chronic colitis as reported by Mayo Clinic, is a general term used to describe disorders involving chronic inflammation of the digestive tract.
There are two types of chronic colitis:
1. Ulcerative colitis (ulcerative colitis)
Inflammation along the lining of the colon in the rectum
2. Crohn’s disease (Crohn’s disease)
Inflammation of the lining of the digestive system and even deeper digestive tract.
GERD, meanwhile, is a condition in which stomach acid is constantly flowing into the esophagus or esophagus. The acid can cause heartburn and other symptoms and possibly damage to the esophageal tissue.
The difference between chronic colitis and GERD also lies in the symptoms.
According to Marcellus Simadibrata, an internal medicine specialist and gastroenterology consultant in hepatology, chronic colitis mainly affects the intestines or lower gastrointestinal tract, so the resulting complaints are diarrhea or lower abdominal pain.
GERD, meanwhile, is more in the upper digestive tract.
“If GERD is a disease of the upper gastrointestinal tract, there will be more complaints of pain, nausea, bloating, vomiting if GERD increases,” Marcellus was quoted as saying. Among.
Although both affect the digestive system, the difference between chronic colitis and GERD is also the source of the problem.
Chronic inflammation of the intestine is not known for its exact cause. However it is reported by Sanitary line, genetic factors and immune system problems associated with chronic colitis.
You are at greater risk of developing chronic colitis if a relative or parent has a history of chronic colitis.
In addition, the immune system can attack the cells of the body itself or an autoimmune response. In a normal immune system, when there is an infection in the digestive system, there is resistance so that the gastrointestinal tract becomes inflamed.
When the infection goes away, the inflammation goes away. However, this is not the case for those who are autoimmune.
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