How to reduce your heartburn –
What is Heartburn
– Heartburn pain is often worse when you laying down or bending over.
Sometimes you can feel it up your throat, regurgitation and stomach ache.
Heart problems can feel like heartburn, it is important to check with your doctor if increases in frequency, severe symptoms could be related to underlying causes.
Low stomach acid can cause acid reflex, bacterial buildup, inability to kill other unhealthy bacteria, and many more problems.
Indigestion is usually caused by low stomach acid
Symptoms of Low HCL
- A burning pain in the chest, normally after eating and at night
- Pain is worse when lay down or bending over
- Feeling like food is stuck in the lower esophagus
- Cough or respiratory discomfort.
- Bad breath
- A loss of taste for meal
- Intestinal parasites or abnormal flora
- Iron deficiency
- Stomach pain
- Food allergies
- Weak, pealing fingernails
- Adrenal fatigue
- Autoimmune diseases
When this symptoms are treat with antacids, there can be a initial relief however more problems can result because they inhibit the body’s ability to produce HCL. Without the proper amount of HCL the sanitation of food is in risk. Uncontrolled yeast and bacteria can result. Antacids trigger the lower stomach to release more acid, requiring more antacids, this will exhaust the cells of the stomach and eventually they become unable to produce acid.
Many antacids contain aluminium compounds and can cause long term calcium depletion contributing to osteoporosis.
Why it happens
The backing of the acid reflux is acid reflux, this can be caused by many factors like low stomach acid. Contrary to what people were trained to believe indigestion is usually caused by low stomach acid.
Normal acidity levels cause the esophageal sphincter to close off keeping food in its proper place.
We are causing more problems by suppressing or neutralizing acid to stop heartburn symptoms. Antacids may cause a vicious cycle of heartburn problems, they are not a cure for what causes these problem in the first place. the problem with lowering the the production of HCL is that indigestion, heartburn, ulcers, may not be caused by an over-production of acid but rather by an under-production.
We need to think in ways to increase the acid, have a more healthy diet , and keep the esophageal sphincter from leaking acid to the esophagus.
What causes low stomach acid
1 – Stress
2 – Poor diet
3 – Candida
4 – Lack of Vitamins or minerals
5 – Some medications
6 – Illness
7 -It helps break down protein
8 – It is required for production of intrinsic factor need it for absorption of vitamin B12
9 – Is need it for mineral absorption
10 – signal the pancreas to produce enzymes in the small intestine important to digestion
11 – It is critical in digestion of protein
HCL – Hydrochloric acid is an amazing digestive agent, it is critical to a good health and proper functioning of the digestive system.
How to increase Stomach Acid HCL
1 – Eliminate Sugar (Stevia is ok)
2 – Eliminate Processed foods
3 – Take digestive enzymes with each meal
4 – Do the HCL test with a Naturopath Physician to make sure you need HCL supplements
Red Cedar Health Clinics – Abbotsford Naturopath Physician
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