Acid reflux is the issue seen in many people. Also is named peptic ulcer disease or GERD.
People think excess of this acid makes this issue, but they are wrong.
The hidden cause of this problem
Acid reflux is not from excess belly acid. But is triggered by stomach issues for sure.
A muscular valve named lower esophageal sphincter LES closes when the food passes the esophagus and goes down the belly. This prevents food to go back up.
Also, you might have acid reflux if LES relaxes in a bad way. This lets acid in the belly go back up in the esophagus.
The first sign is named heartburn. Feels like chest burning and throat too. It is most common at night. This is caused by large meals, lifting, lying down on back, bending over.
Besides this, also you might feel hard swallowing, throat is tight, hoarseness, bad mouth smell, hard breathing, dental issues, coughs.
There is more, the h. pylori is due to chronic low-level belly lining inflamed.
Experts said there are over 16.000 articles for saying that inhibiting stomach acid does not cure the root. You just alleviate signs this way.
If you inhibit the stomach lining, you also lower the ability to remove helicobacter. This worsens things.
There exist antibiotics that kill this bacteria, but also natural methods.
How to skip acid reflux meds
Doctors always recommend prevacid and Prilosec.
These are good, but are drugs and chemicals with side effects.
If taken all the time, they will make tolerance and dependence.
Remember, do not stop them at once. Wean off them gradually.
Lower the doses. Lowest doses can be replaced with Tagamet, ranitidine, cimetidine and zantac. This is done in a few weeks.
Cure acid reflux naturally
- Remove risk foods- avoid alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and such
- Make more stomach acids – this is not by excess belly acid, but too little of it. have good sea salt, Himalayan for example. This is healthy and has chloride.
- Have more organic produce – excess sugars, fast food make things worse.have instead veggies, fruits, fermented food, probiotic supplements for bowel flora
- Use hydrochloric acid supplement- have betaine hydrochloric acid. This is seen in health stores. When this works, lower the dose to one pill.
- Balance D vitamin- with this god balance, you boost making of 200 antimicrobial peptides for removing infections. Have 60mg/ml D vitamin daily. LabCorp is the best. And for better results, have sun exposure. If you take these vitamins, also talk with a doctor to avoid toxicity.
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