The 2 Positions You Should Avoid to Prevent Nighttime Heartburn

If you are like the millions of people suffering with heartburn at night, you probably dread laying down each night fearing what your night will bring. Nighttime heartburn can also be accompanied by other painful symptoms, such as coughing, choking, regurgitation, sore throat and even chronic sinus issues. People searching for relief at night often … Keep reading…

Silent Reflux

What is Silent Reflux? Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), also known as silent reflux, is the reflux of stomach contents into the larynx (voice box) and pharynx (throat). Stomach acid can not only reflux beyond the esophagus into the throat and voice box but also into the lungs, mouth, sinuses, ears and nose. Many people experiencing silent reflux do not experience … Keep reading…

What is GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

What is GERD? Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the chronic occurrence of acid reflux, meaning two or more times a week. The most common symptom of GERD is the pain of heartburn caused by refluxed acid irritating the esophagus. Acid reflux occurs when a ring of muscle at the base of the esophagus, called the … Keep reading…

Acid Reflux and Anxiety

Acid Reflux and Anxiety

There is a strong connection between acid reflux and anxiety. The two can play off of each other creating a problematic cycle of mental and physical discomfort. It’s important to understand how the two are connected in order to stop heartburn generated by acid reflux and anxiety.   What Is Anxiety? Anxiety is a normal phycological reaction … Keep reading…

Does Milk Help Heartburn

Chewing Gum for Heartburn

Chewing gum for heartburn is an effective home remedy. It might sound farfetched but it works. Scientific studies show that chewing sugar-free gum for 30 minutes after a meal can wash refluxed stomach acid back into the stomach and reduce stomach acid levels.1,2   How Does Gum Relieve Heartburn? Chewing gum for heartburn relief works … Keep reading…

Does Milk Help Heartburn

Does Milk Help Heartburn?

Milk is an old fashioned home remedy for acid reflux related heartburn. If you’ve ever sought advice for relieving heartburn, you’ve likely been told to drink milk.   Does Milk Help Heartburn Effectively? The benefits of milk as a natural heartburn remedy should be broken down into short and long term relief. There is a difference … Keep reading…

Acid Reflux Symptoms

Acid Reflux Symptoms

Acid reflux symptoms should not be ignored. If you have one or more of the following acid reflux symptoms you should seek counsel of your doctor. Chronic acid reflux can lead to further complications such as esophagitis, GERD, Barrett’s esophagus, and esophageal cancer. Common Acid Reflux Symptoms: Heartburn: Heartburn, also known as acid indigestion, is a painful, … Keep reading…

What is Acid Reflux

What is Acid Reflux?

Acid reflux is a health issue that most experience occasionally. When food is swallowed, it travels from the mouth down the esophagus to the stomach where a strong acid (hydrochloric acid) helps break down food. At the base of the esophagus is a ring of muscle that closes to prevent acid from refluxing. This ring of muscle is … Keep reading…