Acid Reflux Cough

January 21, 2011

Acid Reflux Cough

If you have to clear your throat a lot during the day, you may have acid reflux cough.

I found there are several different types of coughs. One of the best ways to identify acid reflux cough from other coughs is by duration of the cough suffered by the patient.

According to studies done on acid reflux cough in children with chronic coughing, the coughing is less frequent than non reflux coughing.

Cough specialists have discovered that chronic coughing lasts longer than 8 weeks. Amazingly people who have had chronic coughing for many years can be cured by identifying and removing the root cause.

Acid reflux cough originates in the diaphragm and throat area, but not all coughing arises from the chest. Some types of coughing can originate from problems in other parts of the body.

If your cough lasts less than 8 weeks, it’s defined as acute rather than chronic and odds are it’s due to one of many viruses. It’s not unusual for the cough to persist even after the virus has gone.

If your acid reflux cough becomes chronic (lasting longer than 8 weeks) an X-ray will help determine if it really is an acid reflux cough or a cough triggered by something else.

Acid reflux happens to be the most common cause of chronic cough. Acid reflux cough may seem to suddenly appear for no real reason, but there is always an underlying development of factors leading up to it.

An acid reflux cough usually persists through the day and calms down and goes away in the evening and at bedtime hours. Apparently the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES), which is a valve at the bottom of your throat closes at night and then in the morning opens back up to release intestinal gases (burps).

The worst thing you can do if you suffer from an acid reflux cough is to eat a large meal late at night. It’s best to eat 3 hours before sleeping or at least a good hour and a half before. It seems acid reflux coughing is satisfied by constant eating, which ultimately causes further indigestion and more acid reflux.

Blocking stomach acid production calms the acid reflux cough for about 50% of the people, at least while they are taking the medicine . . . but it’s not a cure.

The other 50% most likely have a stomach acid deficiency, which can also cause acid reflux symptoms simply because food builds up and places pressure on the diaphragm and Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES).

Leading experts agree the nutritional approach is a natural way to target the real cause of acid reflux cough for long term results, without drugs or drug side effects.

You were born to heal,

Todd M. Faass

Health Advocate

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October 12, 2010

Acid Reflux Cough Cure

Just about everyone and their brother does these days. What most people don?t notice right away is the habitual need to clear your throat and the ?unfriendly? cough that accompanies acid reflux burn.

Whatever is triggering the upsurges of your stomach acid, whether it be from a lack of acid or an over production, the fact remains that caustic gastric acid is disrupting your life.

Obviously acid reflux is a serious health condition if it persists, but if it?s allowed to fester and ends up making you cough all the time, you could be headed for more serious complications.

Keep in mind that the acid in your stomach is made from hydrogen and chloride, along with some other nasty flavors. Hydrochloric acid can be a liquid or a gas and it?s dangerous in either form.

It?s very unpleasant to have acid reflux explode into your sensitive esophagus, mouth and sinus areas, but what?s worse is if you inhale the acid reflux particles or gas fumes.

You?ve had water or soda go down the wrong tube before, right? That?s no fun and people choke to death sometimes, but when you?re dealing with a stomach acid it can literally burn your flesh and damage your lung tissue.

Once lung damage has occurred inside your bronchial tubes or lung chambers an infection could trigger an over production of mucus. This is a white cell immune response that can complicate things, called a ?cytokine cascade.?

So if you have acid reflux, persistent coughing and even chest pain, it could be your heartburn is advancing toward becoming a much bigger problem, such as Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease or an infection of the lungs.

Chest pain could mean other things like angina, a hiatal hernia or heart problems, so see a doctor before assuming it?s just from acid reflux.

The problem with finding a cure for acid reflux cough is that when doctors aren?t sure of the root cause, they routinely treat the symptoms.

Just being free of acid reflux burning and coughing symptoms doesn?t mean you?re healthy. Being healthy is more than being symptom free, that?s why getting to the root of your heartburn issues should be a top priority for you.

If you are not eating the right foods, if you?re lying down after meals and if your popping ?useless? antacids, you?ll never find the cure to your acid reflux cough challenge.

Truth is the cure is simpler than you may think, but first things first. Stop eating things that increase toxins, eat foods that provide a natural alkaline base and walk a little after meals- you?ll be surprised how much money you?ll safe avoiding all those unnecessary medications or treatments.

Keep in mind your acid reflux and heartburn coughing is NOT a drug deficiency.

You were born to heal,

Todd M. Faass?

Health Ecologist

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