Acid Reflux

acid-reflux What is Acid Reflux? Acid Reflux, commonly called heartburn or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), is gastric acid that has leaked into the esophageal tract.

Gastric acid can cause mild to severe burning sensations in the chest and throat. Some people who suffer from Acid Reflux tend to have a constant bad taste in their mouth and may suffer from bad breath.

How Chiropractic and Acupuncture Therapies Can Help Alleviate the Symptoms of Acid Reflux?

When our bodies are out of alignment we can feel it through achy hips, sore backs and shoulders and many other ways including acid reflux. Good posture goes much further than helping with pains in the body. Bad posture could lead to Postural Kyphosis, a roundness of the spinal column causing parts of the spine to push on areas that normally would not have pressure such as the gastric and stomach area.

Improper positioning causes our internal organs to shift slightly causing issues such as Acid Reflux and other health issues such as arthritis, neckback, hip and shoulder pain.

Natural Ways to Reduce Acid Reflux:

It is time to listen to your body. When eating acidic foods such as tomatoes, citrus fruits and sugary foods, do you get more acid build up? If so, these are the foods that you need to start reducing in your diet. Change can be difficult, but after a few weeks you will start to notice a reduction in acid and less acid reflux. Once you learn what aggravates your body, you will be able to reduce or eliminate those food items from your diet.

Signs of Acid Reflux:

• Belching
• Burning or chronic pressure in the upper abdomen
• Bad breath
• Cramping after a meal
• Continued unsatisfied appetite
• Nausea
• Chest Pain

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