The best treatment for acid reflux is prevention

Many people blame heartburn on various foods and avoiding these foods can be part of acid reflux prevention. On the other hand, there may be other causes for this painful chest discomfort, which can yield symptoms resembling a heart attack. Chest pain, stomach cramps and pains or asthma and nocturnal coughing, could be related to acid reflux. The best treatment for acid reflux is prevention and antacid tablets aren’t the answer.

When the body sends a message of dysfunction, it’s better to listen to it, rather than stifle it. Antacids have become the common reaction to “rebellious stomach,” also known as gastro-esophageal reflux disease, or acid reflux. The condition is caused by a lack of hydrochloric acid to digest food, which causes backing up of stomach acids, into the esophagus.

Certain foods require more hydrochloric acid to digest, but taking antacids may only disguise symptoms, when additional, natural stomach acid is needed, to properly digest food. Fixing underlying problems, which lead to the condition, is recommended. Since the best treatment for acid reflux is prevention, finding the actual causes of acid reflux is important.

Many people may not consider parasite activity and invasions may be in the pancreas, gall bladder, liver or small intestine. In alternative medicine, an Acupuncture Meridian Assessment may detect these problems, which aren’t detectable by examining the stomach.

Over a period of time, leaky gut and ulcers can result from acid reflux, which aggravates the problem. Parasitic activity can begin or become more pronounced. Food allergies, irritable bowel syndrome and a gradual deterioration of the digestion system become obvious.   Read more….