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Acid Reflux Treatment Secrets

Apr 17, 2008
Hidden Acid Reflux Treatment that the Pharmaceutical Corporations want to keep a SECRET

Before giving a brief overview of various acid reflux treatments, I will discuss the immediate physiological reasons of acid reflux (also known as GERD - gastro esophageal reflux disease) and the medical condition. Acid reflux solutions can be put into three main divisions: surgical operations; prescription or over-the-counter medication; and holistic, 100 per cent natural programs.

The backwards flow (reflux) of the stomach acids can give a variety of symptoms: a salty taste in the mouth, coughing, pain in the chest, nighttime attacks of asthma and hoarseness. The main symptom of gastro esophageal reflux disease is a nagging burning feeling in the chest and the throat. This is produced when stomach acids reflux into your esophagus.

Acid reflux is, speaking technically, the result of valve mechanical failure, this valve being located at where the stomach and the esophagus meet.
When the valve called the lower esophageal sphincter or LES fails to shut correctly, the gastric contents are thrown back up into the esophagus. Heartburn is then the result of the gastric acid burning into the esophageal lining.

As mentioned above, several different methods exist for tackling acid reflux, each approach with its own perception of the condition. When surgery is performed for gastro esophageal reflux disease, parts of the stomach are wrapped around the lower esophagus to prevent reflux of gastric content from touching the esophagus. Thus, surgery for gastro esophageal reflux disease has the objective of resolving weakness of the LES, by strengthening it to prevent acid from contacting and inflaming the esophagus.

Sadly, these medicaments are typically only effective for temporary relief and occasion numerous secondary effects. In general, these acid reflux medicaments have the goal of reducing an excess of acidity in the stomach. Despite their limited effectiveness, medicaments, including H2 blockers, antacids and PPIs, whether prescribed or over-the-counter, are very popular for treating gastro esophageal reflux disease.

Medication only targets the skin-deep symptoms of GERD. This is the big disadvantage of treatment offered by conventional medicine for gastro esophageal reflux disease, which includes surgical and medicinal approaches.

The real remedy for acid reflux must tackle the deeper problem instead of constantly limiting its action to attempting to stop or alleviate only superficial physical symptoms. Gastro esophageal reflux disease is a complex condition. It is the result of a combination of factors including diet, lifestyle and behavior.

Holistic treatment is based on set of modifications in lifestyle and diet (avoiding acid favorable foods, diminishing and capping stress, enhancing sleep, etc.). Better than the other "quick-fix" solutions where the compromise solution is just for alleviating painful and handicapping acid reflux symptoms, the holistic approach handles gastro esophageal reflux disease in an all-natural and overall way. Reduction and prevention of the recurrence of acid reflux securely and effectively. as well as detox and the use of specific supplements derived from herbs, is the only solution that targets the internal contributing causes of acid reflux instead of the local symptoms.
About the Author
Jeff Martin is a medical researcher, health consultant and author of the #1 best-selling e-book Heartburn No More- Open The Door To an Acid Reflux Free Life. To Learn More About Jeff Martin's Unique 5-Step Holistic Heartburn Cure System Visit: Acid Reflux Cure
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