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Stress Management for Acid Reflux Symptoms

Of all the things that you think cause acid refluxI bet stress isn’t at the top of your list. Well it should be.

 

Learning to manage your stress level is an important step in correcting the underlying causes of acid reflux, as well as promoting overall well-being.

 

Many people suspect that too much acid in the stomach leads to acid reflux, but actually your stomach is supposed to be acidic. Acid reflux symptoms arise when the stomach acid ends up in the wrong places, like in parts of the stomach where the protective mucus layer has worn away.

 

The stress hormone cortisol is actually capable of damaging the stomach lining, causing acid to then enter in and cause damage.

 

You might want to try some of these stress management strategies:

 

  • Prioritize relaxation. Make a regular habit of yoga meditation, yoga, or just leisurely reading.
  • Spend time with loved ones or pets. Dr. Deepak Chopra categorizes intimate relationships as an important life area to attend to in order to manage chronic stress.
  • Make room for laughter.
  • Engage in regular exercise to help balance stress hormones.
  • Get adequate sleep. Sleep factors into hormone balance, including your body’s ability to handle stress in a healthy way.

 

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Dr. Marina Rose has helped people with acid reflux and other challenging, chronic health conditions in and around the city of San Jose, CA.

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