What Is Candida Overgrowth? Candida is a yeast (a type of fungus) that is commonly found in the digestive system, vagina, and on the skin. When Candida is at a proper level it aids digestion and nutrient absorption but many adverse side effects like acid reflux and heartburn can occur with Candida overgrowth (candidiasis). Candida […]
GERD and fibromyalgia are bidirectionally related with fibromyalgia patients at slightly greater risk of developing GERD than GERD patients developing fibromyalgia.
Researchers have linked proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to liver disease. PPIs make changes to gut bacteria that promote liver disease in existing patients.
Acid reflux and anxiety can play off each other. Stress and other psychological traits of anxiety can increase acid reflux symptoms and acid reflux symptoms can cause anxiety to increase. Heartburn is the most commonly recognized acid reflux symptom, but heartburn isn’t experienced by everyone who is anxious.
How to wean off PPIs without acid rebound. Improve your health and avoid the adverse side effects of long-term PPI use. Wean off PPIs by gradually reducing dosage by 25%-50% each week until your at 25%-50% of current intake. Tapering at 50% will take one week. Tapering by 25% will take 3 weeks. The slower the weaning process the less likelihood of acid rebound.
Antibiotics cause a greater frequency of heartburn, acid reflux, and worsen GERD by eradicating good gut bacteria and by directly irritating the esophagus. Rebuilding the good bacteria in your system after getting off antibiotics is essential to your digestive health.