March 3, 2011

Gastric Acid Reflux

Gastric acid reflux also known as just acid reflux is a gateway disease, which means it often ends up progressively getting worse.

The gastric acid used to digest your food is designed to stay within the boundary of your stomach. Your gastric juices are kept sealed in the stomach chamber by special cells and sphincters or sealing flaps.

If you are suffering from gastric acid reflux the best thing you can do is change your dietary and lifestyle habits. If you’ve tried that approach and failed you need to seek out a qualified health professional.

There are important things you need to know about gastric acid reflux. First of all if gastric acid reflux is a bad problem you need to have your doctor check your stomach acid levels.

Most people are under the false impression that gastric acid reflux problems are only triggered from too much gastric acid . . .

Be aware that gastric acid deficiency is very common, more common than actually making too much gastric stomach acid.

The various cells that manufacture your gastric acid require adequate vitamins, enzymes and their co-factors. Co-factors generally mean minerals.

Minerals are necessary for the proper function and absorption of enzymes and nutrients.

Fact is you are most likely experiencing a nutritional deficiency of sorts, which in turn is causing your gastric acid to reflux or rebound to places it isn’t meant to go.

Before you start making assumptions that your gastric acid reflux is exclusively caused from too much gastric stomach acid and start popping handfuls of antacids . . .you better be absolutely sure you’re doing the correct thing.

Treating your symptoms of gastric acid reflux with antacids when all you need is proper nutrition will make your health suffer, eventually making a gastric irritation into a full-fledged gastric esophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Once your gastric acid reflux becomes GERD, your GERD can progress into Barrett’s disease.

It’s estimated that 1 out of 100 people who develop Barrett’s disease end up with throat cancer, which can be deadly.

So before you start jumping to pharmaceuticals to treat your gastric acid reflux, first test your stomach acid. Testing for stomach acid is a simple medical test. Always ask your doctor first!

You were born to heal,

Todd M. Faass

Health Advocate

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