Acid Reflux Relief in Chico Redding

Why does the same acidic gastric juice that is so valuable as an essential aide to digesting food in our stomach become a problem when it splashes back?

Ever eaten dinner, then about an hour later, you feel a burning sensation in the lower part of your chest and have a nasty taste in your mouth?

Ever lie down to sleep and just as you are about to doze off, a pain pops up right in the middle of your chest?

Ever been exercising, but after 15 minutes or so, a burning sensation occurs and starts to radiate into your neck and shoulder?

What is Heartburn?

These symptoms could all be a sign you have heartburn, acid reflux or GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disorder), which are frequently lumped together to describe a painful condition that is connected to your ability to properly digest your food. 

So how do you get rid of the pain? 

Heartburn, Acid Reflux, GERD(Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disorder), Digestive Relief

The most common treatment is antacids or acid blocking drugs. 

BUT, and this is a BIG but, did you know that our stomach needs acid to digest our food? And that antacids and acid blocking drugs prevent us from making our own gastric acid essential to digestion?

To understand how this works, let’s look at what happens when we get heartburn. 

What Happens When We Get Heartburn? 

Our stomach has a network of cells that coat the stomach with a layer of thick mucus to protect us from our own gastric acid. High levels of stress, the use of anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen, and other medications cause the protective layer to deteriorate. This causes us to feel and taste that bubbly burn of acid. Aspirin and acid reflux are a potent combination for feeling the burn of heartburn.

Why does the same acidic gastric juice that is so valuable as an essential aide to digesting food in our stomach become a problem when it splashes back?

Traditional thinking is the lining of the esophagus is not as acid resistant as the lining of the stomach. That’s true. But that’s not the root cause of your heartburn. The real problem is that the protective mucosal lining of the stomach has been damaged. Gastric acid splashes onto the delicate, unprotected tissues of the upper stomach and throat. That’s when we feel the burn. When we are experiencing acid reflux, our digestive system is not functioning at optimal levels so, we may have heartburn headache fatigue bloating and a host of other health problems.

Finding Heartburn Solutions - When You Get to the Cause, You Get to the Cure

If you’re taking medications or tried a different heartburn remedy and still have heartburn or indigestion, consider treatment with a doctor who can get to the root cause of GERD. Hundreds of people in the Chico and Northern California have gotten relief from GERD symptoms with our 3-part approach: We nourish and restore the protective mucosal stomach lining, improve your digestion, and stimulate nerve pathways that lead to the upper stomach and throat to reduce spasms and reflux.

Learn how you can go beyond temporary relief: call with questions or schedule a personal consultation to learn how Dr. Patrick’s approach might be right for you. Call the Digestion Relief Center at 530-899-8741 today so that you, or someone you know, can enjoy eating again!

Dr. Patrick Giammarise, D.C., Internal Health Specialist, specializes in effective, natural relief for GERD, heartburn, acid reflux and digestive problems.

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