The Pregnancy Heartburn Myth: Why Acid Reflux Affects Expecting Mothers and How You Can Lessen Your Symptoms

Posted on Thursday, November 15th, 2018.

Expecting mothers often complain about painful heartburn throughout their pregnancies–and it’s often attributed to silly things. For example, some people believe the amount of heartburn you experience while pregnant will be an indicator as to how much hair your baby will have…or even what gender your baby will be. The truth is, however, it’s not…

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Do I Have Acid Reflux or Heart Attack Symptoms?

Posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2018.

Before we plunge into understanding whether you have acid reflux or heart attack symptoms, let me start off by saying this: If you’re experiencing chest pain or signs of a heart attack, seek medical help right away. Delay can put your life at risk, and I encourage you to call 911 immediately. Having said that……

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The Best Vitamins for Acid Reflux Sufferers

Posted on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018.

(Source) If you haven’t already explored which vitamins for acid reflux to include in your healing efforts, there’s no time like the present. Upon receiving a diagnosis for acid reflux, perhaps you’ve made some basic changes to your lifestyle, such as… Avoiding trigger foods. Sleeping in an elevated position. Leaving enough time between eating dinner…

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Why Pregnant Women Should Find Alternatives to Proton Pump Inhibitors

Posted on Thursday, August 16th, 2018.

Stomach cancer. Dementia. Risk of death. There’s a long list of potential dangers for the widely popular acid reflux medication known as proton pump inhibitors. The risks are numerous and serious enough to push anyone with GERD to find alternatives to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). However, for some reflux sufferers, the urgency to find a…

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Is There a Link between Anxiety or Stress and Acid Reflux Symptoms? What Research Says.

Posted on Friday, July 13th, 2018.

Acid reflux symptoms come from having too much stomach acid, and the answer is taking PPI medication, right? Wrong. The reality is, heartburn can involve more factors than stomach acid…and treating your symptoms isn’t about popping a PPI pill twice a day. In fact, research shows there’s a link between anxiety or stress and acid…

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3 Facts You Need to Know about Nonerosive Reflux Disease (NERD)

Posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2018.

Heartburn. Acid reflux. A fire in your tummy. When you think about your painful symptoms, the name “nonerosive reflux disease” probably doesn’t come to mind. But the fact is, if you have any acid reflux symptoms, it’s time to get familiar with this critical topic. Nonerosive reflux disease (NERD) isn’t a popular name. But understanding…

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Why and How Exercise Can Reduce Acid Reflux

Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 2018.

  From changing your sleeping position to adapting your diet, it’s a known fact that lifestyle changes can significantly reduce acid reflux symptoms. With symptoms such as heartburn and indigestion, acid reflux and GERD sufferers are pretty keen on trying any and all suggestions to minimize flare-ups. One recommendation to naturally reduce acid reflux is…

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5 Food Substitutes for GERD Triggers

Posted on Sunday, April 15th, 2018.

Going grocery shopping. Ordering delivery on your lunch break. Going on a date at a fancy new restaurant. Getting together with friends for a potluck. There are countless occasions in our lives in which food is involved. It’s no wonder that when we’re told to rule out certain foods or add in food substitutes to…

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4 Ways to Soothe Acid Reflux During Pregnancy

Posted on Thursday, March 15th, 2018.

The nine months of expecting a child is a thrilling time for soon-to-be mothers (and fathers!). From decorating a baby room to selecting a name, there’s a range of exciting elements that occur over the course of the nine months in preparation of welcoming a son or daughter into a family. However, as per usual,…

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Stomach Cancer: One of Many PPI Risks

Posted on Thursday, February 15th, 2018.

  It’s no secret that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) carry a number of dangers for your health. PPI risks range from death to dementia, and you’ll find a number of disturbing studies on PPIs in medical literature. Despite this fact, doctors throughout America commonly prescribe PPIs to acid reflux sufferers. As NPR reports, the estimated…

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