GERD or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
GERD is a condition that results from long tern milder pathology such as acid reflux or heartburn. This occurs due to lack of tonicity in the upper spinster called oesophageal spinster that divide the stomach and oesophagus preventing acid leaching.
- chest pain
- eroding teeth due to acid
- finding it hard to swallow
- a bad or sour taste that remains
- experiencing an increase in saliva
- burping more frequently and with pain
- a burning sensation in the oesophagus
- coughing, wheezing or difficulty breathing
GERD can be the result of a few different causes which might include a poor diet; food intolerances; an unhealthy lifestyle; emotional or physical stress and from taking certain medications.
Living with GERD is not only painful, it can also lead to more serious diseases. Instead of racing heavily of drugs to suppress GERD symptoms one should look to address lifestyle and dietary habits to support this pathology.
As well as considering key lifestyle changes, there are supplements that can truly work to reduce the severity of GERD and maybe even reverse it:
Supplements to help with the symptoms
Slippery Elm is a natural and ancient remedy for inflammation. Its soothing texture is particularly beneficial for the gastrointestinal tract, therefore for GERD. It is also popular with herbalists who use it to relieve asthma symptoms, sore throats, heartburn, weight loss and inflammatory bowel diseases.
Probiotics are essential for good gut health and for regulating digestive disorders. Only now are researchers beginning to realise the immense impact that having a healthy gut, which is full of healthy bacteria, has on our overall wellbeing; both physically and mentally.
Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe Vera is reach in natural healing compound specifically for mucosal lining, extremely helpful for GERD.
Following a GERD diet plan can have a huge positive impact, not only on this disease but also on your waist line!
Avoid processed food, as well as possibly gluten and dairy if these trigger the symptoms.
Eliminating or reducing caffeine, alcohol, high fat goods and too much salt is recommended. Focusing on healthy fresh vegetables, lean meat, healthy fats, nuts and seeds should prove to be beneficial.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms outlined above, it is important to get a professional opinion. To find out more, such as which test, supplements or approach is most appropriate, book your free 15 minutes pre-consultation here.