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Heartburn, Diabetes Patients Be Aware…

An overview Heartburn is suffered by many Americans. Over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription heartburn medicines are taking a big chunk of pharmacy shelving spaces. Stress, overeating, smoking, consuming caffeine and eating acidic foods and others are the causes. Gastritis is often confused with heartburn which is an inflammation of the stomach caused by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) like ibuprofen, and naproxen and alcohol and bacteria Helicobactor Pylori. Why heartburn does not happen to everybody In healthy individuals, foods are passed down to the esophagus and to the stomach and moved into the small intestine seamlessly. This is possible because the proper function of lower esophageal “velve” medically called lower esophageal sphincter (LES) which prevents the stomach acid and the digested foods from entering back into esophagus (reflux). Reflux causes pain and damage to the tissue (esophagus lining is not acid-proof whereas the stomach has protective lining against acid). This improper reflux process is called gastroesophageal reflux and the disease is called gastroesophageal reflux disease GERD). Heartburn effects the older population and males more than Continue reading >>

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  1. Debbie Sue

    What can I take for heartburn? Not only am I diabetic but high blood pressure too. I'd prefer an all natural solution instead of meds. I thought my heartburn days were over since I cut out basically all sugar in my diet. Any thoughts?

  2. princesslinda

    I like to use sugar-free peppermints for mild heartburn/indigestion...or try drinking a room-temp diet soda (carbonation will produce burps relieving gas/pressure).
    For more severe just I take OTC Tums/Rolaids or one of the Pepcid type meds.

  3. buddy7

    Debbie Sue said:

    What can I take for heartburn? Not only am I diabetic but high blood pressure too. I'd prefer an all natural solution instead of meds. I thought my heartburn days were over since I cut out basically all sugar in my diet. Any thoughts?
    Hey Debbie! heartburn/indigestion seems to go hand in hand, some years ago I too suffered from this complaint, unfortunately we're are not alone, today in the UK 1 IN 3 adults experience this discomfort at least once a month, I hope I've put mind to rest. For those who're not familiar with what causes the complaint.
    Heartburn (also known as acid reflux) occurs when acid, which normally sits within the protected lining of the stomach, escapes back up into the oesophagus (food pipe).
    Because there is no protective coating in the oesophagus the acid irritates and damages the lining. This can cause painful symptoms such as burning, pain (behind the breastbone) and a feeling of sickness (often described as a 'bad taste in mouth').
    Noted in your post I'd prefer an all natural solution instead of meds, you're free to try this herbal remedy, Dandelion root has been used orally for years to treat various health problems including arthritis, gout, diabetes, cancer, liver problems, and heartburn.
    Dandelion has also been used to combat indigestion because its bitter flavor encourages the production of saliva which can be beneficial to GERD sufferers, as saliva helps to neutralize acid. In addition, it is believed that dandelion root may have some anti-inflammatory effects.
    Side effects – Although unlikely if side effects are felt an upset stomach would be the most likely side effect of dandelion root.
    More on the subject, dandelion root, try this link, read a bit more about it, before you set off.
    dandelion root - Ask.com UK Web Search.
    Hope this is of some help for you.
    B/7 ESSEX UK.

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