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Acid Reflux And Esophageal Ulcer

By Rudy Silva, Natural Nutritionist


Acid Reflux And Esophageal Ulcer Acid reflux is often referred to as heartburn or GED. In acid reflux stomach contents churned with stomach acid, HCL, moves but up into the bottom of the esophagus. Sometimes it comes back into the mouth and you get a bad tasting substance. There is a valve or what is called a sphincter or Lower esophagus sphincter, LES, between the end of your esophagus and the beginning of your stomach. What The LES Does The LES opens only to let food into the stomach and then closes to prevent food from going

back

up

into

the

esophagus. But when things go bad

in

the

stomach,

the

pressure from the stomach forces the LES to open and stomach content pushed into the esophagus and sometimes you get a taste of it. The Symptom Of Acid Reflux Since stomach content has reached the esophagus, you will experience a burning or hot sensation in your chest, right next


to the heart area, caused by your stomach acid. The esophagus lining was not designed to withstand the pH levels of the stomach acid. The result is that the esophagus lining is irritated and becomes inflamed. Now, normally if acid reflux occurs only once in a while, there is no problem, and the inflamed esophagus lining recovers and things are back to normal in the lining. However, when you experience acid reflux frequently, then this is not normal and you need to take action to stop it from occurring. Constant occurrence of acid reflux will result in an ulcer in the esophagus and this could turn into a more serious condition such as cancer. Drugstore Remedies The actual cause of acid reflux is not the acid level in your stomach, yet this is what

all

drugstore

remedies target –the acid levels in your stomach. The

reasoning

behind

drugstore products is if they can reduce the strength of your stomach acid or block the secretions of HCl from your stomach lining, then the acid strength is weaken. So, if your stomach acid is weaken, then


when you have acid reflux, the esophagus lining will not burn, since the stomach acid weaker. These drugstore products have not stopped or cured your acid reflux, they merely have hidden the warning signal that acid reflux gives. If you continue to use these store products for acid reflux, you stand to create damage to your esophagus and nutritional deficiency in your body. Changing the pH levels of your stomach acid, like store products do, is a dangerous health practice. The pH in your stomach must be between 1 and 2.5 to dissolve protein and to prepare other food products, which later form certain vitamins and nutrients that your body needs. Drugstore products change the pH in your stomach to 3.0 or above and this not the pH range that your stomach was intended to function at. To cure acid reflux you need to follow certain a dietary plan for a while. You need to take certain supplements and nutrients that are designed to rebalance your stomach system and to repair any damage done to your esophageal lining. Hiatal Hernia Hiatal hernia, also known as hiatus hernia, is a defect in the LES valve that allows part of the upper stomach to pass through and locate itself into the chest.


Acid Reflux And Esophageal Ulcer

By Rudy Silva, Natural Nutritionist


Acid Reflux And Esophageal Ulcer