Pyrosis

Below you will find more information about Pyrosis from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Pyrosis it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Pyrosis and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Pyrosis comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Pyrosis is the medical term used to describe heartburn. It is a burning sensation felt in the upper part of the abdomen. It can be brought about by rapid stomach functions as well as cardio-vascular abnormalities.

Diagnosis

Heartburn can be diagnosed via the burning sensations the patient exhibits.

Treatment

Adequate rest completely resolves pyrosis; the feeling subsides on its own without the aid of medical care.

Symptoms and Signs

Heartburn is an indication of organ functions. People who experience heartburn feel sudden burning spells in their upper abdomen.

Causes

Pyrosis results when the stomach is having slight difficulties in digesting food. It secretes acids that break the food down to smaller pieces; however it sometimes causes some pain due to its acidic effects. Women also suffer heartburn during their first three to four months of pregnancy.

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