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Welcome To How To Get Rid Of Acid Reflux

Hello and welcome. If you are reading this, I assume you will be looking for a solution to discomfort from chronic heartburn, acid reflux, or if you’re unlucky enough, from GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease in the US, or GORD (Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease in the UK)). If you haven’t done so already, the first thing to do is to book an appointment with your doctor, to make sure it’s not something else – such as a heart problem.

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Weight & Heartburn; Gerd & Celiac Disease (Gluten); Heartburn & Pregnancy

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From http://stateschronicle.com/

Weight & Heartburn

Obesity is at epidemic levels in western countries – in the US one third of the population has been diagnosed with the condition. Among this group, the incidence of chronic heartburn / gerd is between 60 to 70 %, compared to 10 to 20 % in the general population. We are constantly being told to lose weight if we have regular heartburn.

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The Difference Between Heartburn & A Heart Attack

Here’s a short video explaining the difference between heartburn and a possible heart attack…

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Heartburn & Gerd / Gord News Roundup – Causes of Acid Reflux, Salt & Heartburn, New Surgical Technique

A New Explanation for GERD / GORD

There has been a sixfold increase in gastroesophageal reflux — also called GERD, GORD or acid reflux disease, since the 1970s. Possible causes of acid reflux include the dramatic increase in consumption of carbonated drinks and the widespread use of anti-inflammatory and acid-lowering medications.

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Heartburn & Gord News Roundup – Preventing heartburn in babies, Adverse effect of common medicines on Heartburn, Acid reflux recipes

Preventing Heartburn in Babies

In the UK The National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE) has published its first clinical guideline on the management of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (Gord in the UK, GERD in the US) in infants and children here. It points out that most episodes of reflux are temporary, and not chronic disease. WebMD provides more general information on preventing heartburn in babies here, and for an interesting article on treating acid reflux in infants naturally, read Chris Kresser’s post here.

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Heartburn & Gerd Article Roundup – Tooth Erosion, Heart Attacks & Gluten

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Here are some of the more interesting articles about heartburn and how to get rid of acid reflux which have appeared recently.

Heartburn & Your Teeth A Charlotte, USA, dentist recently wrote about the consequences of gerd on teeth, here. He emphasised the need to consult with your doctor on the appropriate medication, which will help to prevent the damaging aspects of acid on the teeth, and to get your teeth regularly checked.

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Home Remedies Infographic

This is a great infographic on home remedies for acid reflux / heartburn:

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> Heartburn – Antidepressants May Be The Answer

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I’ve written here, about a drug I have been prescribed for acid reflux called amitriptylene (generic name Elavil), which works miracles in relieving my heartburn symptoms, at least temporarily. It comes from a family of drugs called tricyclic antidepressants which have been in use since the 1950’s. In olden days they were also prescribed for bedwetting apparently, so I should be ok in that department too…

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> Reflux In Children – Fathers’ Day Advice!

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Firstly Happy Fathers’ Day to all the dads reading this! Relax and put your feet up – you deserve it! Particularly if your child is one of many who suffer from acid reflux. Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, or GORD (gastro-esophageal disease, or GERD, in the USA), can also affect young children – the espohagus is shorter in infants which can make them more prone to acid reflux.

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> Proton Pump Inhibitors – Timing Is Important

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I don’t know about you, but I cannot go without breakfast – I have to eat something, and since taking my heartburn / acid reflux seriously, it’s usually porridge with a little bit of fruit. I haven’t, however, ever thought about taking proton pump inhibitors ( PPI’s ) – the standard fare of long term heartburn / acid reflux sufferers – early in the morning ( I have, on Doctor’s orders, been taking them before my evening meal).

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> Are Proton Pump Inhibitors Safe?

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With thanks to www.http://dissidentvoice.org

Well, I have been on a strict 30 mg Lanzoprozole (proton pump inhibitor) regime for the last 5 weeks (together with 10 mg of amitriptylene daily) and I have to admit my acid reflux has been so much better. Apart from occasional bouts of low grade heartburn, which has generally been sorted by a couple of tablespoons of  Apple Cider Vinegar or gulps of Gaviscon Advance (recommended by my doctor), and sporadic sore throat / phlegm, I have been pretty much free of symptoms. I visited my GP today, and she has reduced the dose to 15 mg of Lanzoprozole per day with a recommendation I continue to deal with any heartburn as I have been doing.

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> Heartburn – 10% of Sufferers Could Develop Pre-Cancerous Condition

The Medical Independent Website has reported a call by The Irish Society of Gastroenterology for more public awareness of the condition known as Barrett’s Esophagus / Oesophagus, a condition where the cells lining the lower part of the esophagus undergo change as a result of regular exposure to acid reflux from the stomach. Barrett’s is not in itself cancer, but it is considered a pre-cancerous condition.

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>More Evidence Against Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI’s)

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A recent article published in RefluxMD discusses the latest research into the adverse effects of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI’s). This adds to mounting evidence that PPIs increase the risk of pneumonia and Clostridium difficile infections. In the article, they describe how acid suppressive drugs are often used in intensive care patients who require mechanical ventilation to decrease the risk of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding from stress-induced ulcers. A sample of these patients who were prescribed either PPI’s or less powerful H2 blockers were monitored for infections. The outcome – The patients given PPIs were more likely to have pneumonia, C. diff, and GI bleeding compared to patients given H2 blockers.

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>Acid Reflux: Is It Caused by This Bug?

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I’ve seen many references to yeast overgrowth, or candidiasis, in the intestine being a cause of acid reflux. Candida is the term for a group of organisms including moulds and fungi which live all around us. One family, Candida Albicans, lives in all mucus membranes, i.e. intestines, eyes, ears, bladder, stomach, lungs, vagina, etc. It is one of the billions of friendly organisms that serve a useful purpose in the body. One of its important functions is to recognise and destroy harmful bacteria, but if it gets out of control it can cause (it is claimed by a wide body of people) a whole range of ailments (see ref 1. below), including acid reflux and heartburn.

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>A Revolutionary Antacid To Cure Acid Reflux?

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A Revolutionary Antacid To Cure Acid Reflux?

It’s amazing what a white coat and an association with an august academic institution will do for one’s confidence in a new product being able to cure acid reflux. Snake Oil it may be, but such was my feeling when I came across Tummyzen, a drug based on “natural ingredients” which, similar to PPI’s (well at least in my simple mind), cuts off acid production at its’ source in the stomach. The way it actually works is still unclear to me, despite watching the following video:

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