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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Reports Of Frequent Heartburn Double, Study Finds

For many, the rich food, abundant alcohol, weight gain and stress of the holidays likely lead to one thing: heartburn. But new research finds that an increasing number of people struggle with the burning and pressure of surging stomach acid all year long. A new study reports that the number of people who frequently experience symptoms of heartburn, also called acid reflux, has almost doubled in the past decade. Acid reflux can mean more than just discomfort -- too much surging stomach acid can create a web of scars in the esophagus, causing food to get stuck on its way down. Research also has connected acid reflux with an increased risk of esophageal cancer, particularly if it is chronic and untreated.



Anonymous said...

start drinking more water and less sodas each day. just drink coffee in the morning and then switch to water or herbal tea.

get "digestive enzymes" (papaya) from the vitamin shoppe. use them as directed and you will see a hugh improvement.

eat less sugar, white flour and processed foods. when eating; slow down and chew your food more. digestion begins in the mouth. eat more fruits and vegetables.

stop eating at least 3 hrs. before going to bed.

when you sleep; sleep on your left side. if you do all these things you will see a big difference.

Anonymous said...

Fact is we're all worrying ourselves sick due to the economy.

Anonymous said...

Sleeping on your left side is not the best to do.
Your major organs are on your left and it puts pressure on them.
You should sleep on your RIGHT side if you're a side sleeper!