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Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)

Acid reflux disease is a chronic condition that leads to damage of the esophagus lining. The stomach creates acid and the acid is pushed from the stomach into the esophagus irritating or ulcerating the esophagus. Sometimes, if the acid reflux is not treated it could lead to esophagus ulcer.

The esophagus or the food pipe, connects the throat to the stomach. Food travels through the esophagus into the stomach. The stomach produces Hydrochloric acids to help food digestion. The cells in the lining of the stomach secrete a protective mucus that in turn protects the stomach from these acids. The esophagus lining does not have the same properties so the esophagus has more chances to be exposed to acid damage.

The term heartburn that describes the sensation of burning in the esophagus, comes from the fact that the esophagus is located right beneath the heart.

At the bottom of the esophagus there is a group of muscles called the lower esophagus sphincter(LES). This group of muscles will open for the food to pass through into the stomach and close to prevent reflux, which is the backing of the stomach acids. When Acid reflux develops, the sphincter does not close after swallowing, allowing the stomach contents and acids to back up into the esophagus and cause damage to the esophagus lining.

acid-reflux

GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease is known to affect almost a third of the United States adult population. Some people are affected by GERD every month some have some experience every day. Even infants and children are affected by this unpleasant disease.

Acid Reflux Disease (GERD) symptoms.

Acid reflux causes food and stomach fluid to be tasted in the back of the mouth and it causes a burning sensation in the chest or throat  when it touches the esophagus lining. This sensation is called heartburn or acid indigestion and it can happen to everyone caused by certain foods.

When acid reflux persists more than twice a week it is a serious sign of GERD and it should be treated as a more serious problem. The main symptom of GERD is frequent heartburn. However GERD can occur without heartburn but a dry cough, trouble swallowing or asthma symptoms.

 

Acid Reflux Disease (GERD) causes

It is not completely determined what causes acid reflux, however studies have confirmed that most acid reflux patients had a hiatal hernia or are pregnant, suffer from obesity or are smoking. Some foods are also know to cause acid reflux disease:

  • Fatty and fried foods
  • citrus fruits
  • chocolate
  • drinks with caffeine
  • garlic and onions
  • mint flavourings
  • spicy foods
  • tomato-based foods

burger and fries

Acid Reflux Disease (GERD) treatment

When acid reflux symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks, medical assistance should be seeked. Some of the ways to treat GERD include a change in lifestyle and proper prescription medication or surgery.

Lifestyle changes include: stop smoking and excessive drinking, avoid spicy foods and caffeine beverages, eat small meals and not right before bed time, loose weight, etc.

acid reflux medication

Some of the medication recommended for GERD could be over the counter medication like alka-seltzer, Maalox, Rolaids called antacids.

These medications use different combinations of magnesium, calcium, aluminum and hydroxide or bicarbonate ions to neutralize the acid in the stomach.

Other medications recommended are foaming agents like Gaviscon that works by covering the stomach with foam that prevents reflux, H2 blockers like Pepcid AC or Zantac and Proton Pump Inhibitors like Prilosec or Nexium.

Most Acid Reflux medication has several known side effects like diarrhea, nausea, constipation, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, gas, and headache. Rare side effects include anemia, anxiety, and blood in urine, hepatitis, high blood pressure, irritable colon, and rapid heartbeat.

Manuka Honey benefits:

Treating Acid Reflux Disease (GERD) with Active UMF® (MGO™) Manuka Honey

Medical research and anecdotal information places Active UMF®(MGO™) Manuka Honey as a prominent product used against any stomach related affections. Active UMF®(MGO™) Manuka Honey is a natural antibiotic that has absolutely no known side effects. Active UMF®(MGO™) Manuka Honey will not affect the medication that you might be taking. This site does not encourage any interruption of prescribed medication.

The way Active UMF®(MGO™) Manuka Honey works is by coating the stomach and esophagus and healing the damages in the tissue and lining provoked by acid reflux.

It is recommended to take Active UMF®(MGO™) Manuka Honey for at least 3 month, every day, 3 spoons full of honey per day. While taking Active UMF®(MGO™) Manuka Honey it is common to feel a big difference within only 3-6 days.

Active UMF®(MGO™) Manuka Honey has an antibacterial effect of 4 times greater than common antiseptic. Active UMF®(MGO™)) Manuka Honey helps revive the natural cultures of good bacteria in ones stomach. The good bacterium helps digestion and increase the immune system.

spoon full of manuka honey

Active UMF®(MGO™) Manuka Honey Indications:

Take 1 full spoon of Active UMF®(MGO™) Manuka Honey 3-4 times a day, 20 minutes before meals and before bed time. It is recommended to take it on a piece of toast or a fruit to avoid being dissolved too fast into the blood stream before it gets into the stomach and starts affecting the stomach lining.

The use of Active UMF®(MGO™) Manuka Honey is proven to be a less expensive and non invasive way to heal any stomach affections like acid reflux disease, stomach ulcer, irritable bowel movement etc.

Disclaimer:
The information on this website is not intended to replace medical advise. We do not recommend people to stop taking their prescribed medications or to stop visiting their physician.
Our intention is to increase awareness about the potential healing qualities of the Active Manuka Honey and to make it available to people who are interested in homeopathic ways to regard diseases and who wish to experience the benefits of a product that received the attention of many international researchers.
Please seek medical advise if symptoms persist.


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