Read This Before You Reach for an Antacid for Acid Reflux Symptoms

It’s time to breakup with your antacid. Sure its been with you a long time. It’s been there through sleepless nights, memorable meals, even stayed with you at the Holidays. Every time there is a burning in your chest, antacids are there to soothe the pain without a second thought.

But if acid reflux becomes chronic and antacids are the go-to solution, there can be some serious health implications.

The use of antacids has been linked to various health concerns, including disruption of healthy intestinal bacteria. Dr. Leo Galland, who practices functional medicine, has recently drawn attention to how antacids can increase the risk of suffering from other health problems.

Three things you could become more susceptible to:

  1. Higher risk for osteoporosis
  2. Increased susceptibility toward food poisoning
  3. Higher risk of pneumonia

Dr. Marina Rose has helped people in and around the city of Sunnyvale, CA to heal their digestive systems so they no longer are tempted to reach for an antacid.

Natural approaches for handling acid reflux include eliminating irritating food, identifying hidden food allergies or sensitivities or taking digestive enzyme supplements. Sometimes a gallbladder problem can mimic acid reflux – if this is the case the treatment includes diet changes and supplements to help thin the bile in your body.

Acid reflux is usually associated with burning in the back of the throat or stomach, but there are many acid reflux symptoms. Some of them may even surprise you.

If you would like to find and address the underlying cause of your acid reflux, find out how Functional Medicine can help you.

One of the best ways to understand the underlying nutritional cause of your symptoms is to know which foods and nutrients you have trouble digesting and those you are deficient in.
Click here to take Dr. Rose’s Nutritional Profile Quiz and get an overview of what your nutritional imbalances could be. You’ll get your results immediately.

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