Most everyone experiences occasional heartburn. It’s one of the most recognized symptoms of acid reflux. The chronic occurrence of acid reflux is referred to as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD should be taken seriously. If you experience chronic acid reflux, see your doctor. Most doctors are likely to prescribe OTC heartburn medication for the relief […]
DGL improves LES tone and soothes the GI tract by coating and protecting against acid irritation like heartburn allowing irritated or damaged tissue to heal. Also, scientific studies have found DGL to be more effective in treating chronic acid reflux than commonly used antacids.
Researchers have linked proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to liver disease. PPIs make changes to gut bacteria that promote liver disease in existing patients.
The Mediterranean diet and drinking alkaline water are shown to be better at treating acid reflux symptoms than PPIs. Consider diet as an option for treating reflux.
Iron deficiency can irritate GERD symptoms and acid reflux can lead to iron deficiency. Both medical conditions have close ties that play off each other.
Taking heartburn medication improperly reduces its effectiveness. Increase the effectiveness of H2 blockers by taking the drug with an 8oz glass of water.
PPIs, a heartburn drug used by millions, are linked to a higher risk of death. Increased mortality rates are likely associated with PPI side effects.
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.