Overcome Acid Reflux Naturally – Fatal Acid Reflux – Thousands Die Every Year
We often ignore acid reflux as an innocent annoyance.
Yes, it’s painful, it can keep you up at night and it can ruin a good meal. But we seldom give attention to just how widespread and dangerous acid reflux is.
Using app-based technology, researchers asked 71,812 respondents to report which acid reflux symptoms they have experienced and had experienced in the last week. Some of the symptoms included heartburn, acid reflux, regurgitation, abdominal pain, constipation, and nausea.
44.1 percent of the respondents reported having had experienced acid reflux symptoms at some point in their lives, and 30.9 percent reported experiencing them in the past week.
Furthermore, 35.1 percent of respondents reported being on some form of drug for their condition, but more than half the drug takers stated they still experienced frequent reflux symptoms, showing that the condition is also unlikely to be successfully treated with the best drugs currently available.
Overcome Acid Reflux Naturally – Heartburn and High Blood Pressure – The Connection
At first glance, hypertension and heartburn seem to be completely unrelated health problems. Hypertension is the condition of the heart and arteries; heartburn comes from our stomach and digestive system, right?
To understand the connection, you have to widen your horizon and both look at your body as whole as well as considering the underlying cause for both conditions.
First let’s look at acid reflux. It happens when the muscles above your stomach (sphincters) can’t stop the acidic fluid in your stomach from flowing up into your esophagus. The acid then irritates the esophagus causing the horrible pain.
Although you may be well aware that some food triggers heartburn and therefore consider it purely a digestive problem, over 80% of those with acid reflux report their acid reflux is worse when they’re under a lot of stress and consider that one of the main causes for their condition- and for good reason.
The First issue is blood flow. When you experience stress, your body directs the largest portion of its blood supplies for the skeletal muscles such as arms and legs. This is nature’s way of getting ready to either fly or fight once attacked by the enemy. This limits the blood flow to the intestines (including the stomach) and slows down the digestion. Your body also sends clear messages to the digestive system to slow down the digestion so no energy will be wasted on that when it’s needed for flight or fight.
Once your digestion slows down, food remains longer in the stomach and begins fermenting, causing excessive gas. The pressure pushes the undigested food as well as the stomach acid up into the esophagus.
The lack of internal blood flow also causes a weakening of the muscles that are supposed to protect the esophagus, adding to the acid flowing up more easily.
The Second way stress causes acid reflux comes down to our human nature of bad habits. When we’re experiencing a great deal of stress, people tend to increase their consumption of alcohol, tobacco and comfort food (such as fatty or sugared foods and heavily processed foods like those using white flour). These types of foods are guaranteed triggers of acid reflux. Even people who normally do not have acid reflux can trigger a bout of reflux by eating a few slices of pizza.
There are many types of stress that can cause high blood pressure: emotional, mental, sensual, physical, etc. And all these same types of stress can also cause heartburn.
One of the types of stress that’s often ignored by people is physical stress caused by health problems or pain.
It takes a tremendous amount of energy, for example, for your body to fight off the common flu. While white blood cells fight against the invading bacteria, your body releases truckloads of stress hormones into your system.
The constant pain of acid reflux will also trigger an intense release of stress hormones. Your body doesn’t care where the pain comes from. It doesn’t matter if you were hit in the head with a bottle or if acid is flowing into your esophagus. Pain is pain- and to conquer the pain your body enters the same fight or flight reaction described above. A natural result is that your body must be loaded with stress hormones.
And one of the first automatic responses from your body when loaded with stress hormones is to raise the blood pressure. Therefore, long lasting stress of any kind causes chronic high blood pressure, which triggers more stress hormones to be released that then cause higher blood pressure as well as increased acid reflux. A chronic health circle has been created.
So there you have it, black and white. Acid reflux can worsen high blood pressure and hypertension can worsen acid reflux.
Applying just a little bit of common sense tells us that if we manage to improve our acid reflux, our high blood pressure should go down as well and the other way around.
The good news is that my friend and senior writer here at Blue Heron Health News, Scott Davis, has discovered an extremely simple method that works for pretty much everybody to overcome acid reflux naturally. You can learn more about his method here…
Since the two conditions are so connected, dealing with one condition will improve both. But dealing with both conditions together will increase the success of correcting both conditions. So I urge you to check this out.
Overcome Acid Reflux Naturally – Heartburn Causes Serious Disease
New study reveals how heartburn, condition that most people consider annoying but not really dangerous, can lead to cancer.
What’s more, relying on drugs for acid reflux to prevent complications from chronic heartburn is futile, reports a recent study.
A condition that people with frequent, uncontrolled heartburn are developing more and more is Barrett’s esophagus, and it is marked by an alarming change in the cellular structure of the lining of the esophagus.
Untreated, it can lead to adenocarcinoma, a form of esophageal cancer.
What’s more frustrating, is that drugs commonly prescribed to stop reflux don’t seem to have any effect in preventing Barrett’s Esophagus or the resulting adenocarcinoma.
The only way to eliminate the damage that is done to the esophagus is to eliminate the reflux in the first place, which proton pump inhibitors don’t always do. They do help with symptom control, but not the underlying cause.
Scientists urge that to prevent the complications, eliminating the cause in the first place will be critical.
For more ideas to overcome acid reflux naturally, watch this video – How To Stop Acid Reflux | How To Treat Acid Reflux
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This post is from Scott Davis’ Acid Reflux Solution. This program helps you to cure your heartburn and acid reflux by using natural remedies to quickly heal your stomach without dangerous medicine or risky surgeries. It can also help you to remove some disorders of acid reflux such as constipation or IBS.
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