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Laryngopharyngeal Reflux – The LPR Diet

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) – What It Is and How to Get Rid of It

Most people know what reflux is – at least they think they do.

When most people think of reflux, heartburn pops in their head. The name of the disease is GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease). It is reflux into the esophagus.

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The Best Wedge Pillow – Are You Inclined To Prop Yourself Up At Night? {UK}

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The Best Wedge Pillow For Sleeping and Reading

Sometimes a soft and luxurious, down filled,  pillow will just not do for bedtime. Perhaps you need some back support whilst you finish that best seller novel, or you suffer from night time heartburn and need some relief from acid reflux. You need the best wedge pillow.

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The Best Wedge Pillow – Are You Inclined To Prop Yourself Up At Night?

best wedge pillow

UK readers please click

The Best Wedge Pillow For Sleeping and Reading

Sometimes a soft and luxurious, down filled,  pillow will just not do for bedtime. Perhaps you need some back support whilst you finish that best seller novel, or you suffer from night time heartburn and need some relief from acid reflux. You need the best wedge pillow.

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Candida and Acid Reflux : Is It Caused by This Bug? {UK}

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Candida and Acid Reflux

Candida and acid reflux are connected : I’ve seen many references to yeast overgrowth, or candidiasis, or Thrush,  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.

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Candida and Acid Reflux : Is It Caused by This Bug? {US}

candida and acid reflux

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Candida and Acid Reflux

Candida and acid reflux are connected : I’ve seen many references to yeast overgrowth, or candidiasis, or Thrush,  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.

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Alkaline Water Systems – Scam or Science?

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Alkaline water systems are fashionable – along with juicing and quinoa. Are they just part of a media hyped fad destined to fade into obscurity? Or can they give us real health advantages?

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Do Fizzy Drinks Cause Heartburn?

Google which foods to avoid and carbonated drinks always come near the top. The conventional explanation includes a number of problems. So do fizzy drinks cause heartburn?

Perhaps the most important is that the LES relaxes, and its pressure reduces, as a result of drinking carbonated drinks; this in turn, could lead to acid refluxing into the esophagus.

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Melatonin – An Aid to Acid Reflux as Well as Jetlag

You know how it is – you’ve just flown in after a 12 hour flight and your bodyclock is still programmed to the timezone you left 12 hours ago. It seems that a lot of people now reach for a pill which helps to re-balance your normal rhythms – Melatonin. However, it is now also a useful weapon in the fight against acid reflux.

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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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Start Here!

If you are trying to figure out how to get rid of acid reflux, I suggest you have a look at “Symptoms” to start with, or jump straight to “Quick Fixes“. Also, don’t forget to check out “What Works?” – real life experiences of people who have found relief in a wide variety of remedies – both conventional and not so. Acid reflux is a very personal disease, affecting sufferers in many different ways. Some treatments work well for some people, but not for others, who respond better to different approaches. There are many, many ways, both drug based and natural, of getting relief from it – I’ve documented over 100 in the ebook “100+ Ways of Slaying the Acid Reflux Dragon” – so don’t despair if one or more fail to help you – move on and try another (but always under the watchful eye of your physician if you have gerd).
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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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> 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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