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Your Questions About Acid Reflux Disease

Mandy asks…

Can enlarged adenoids be mistaken for asthma or acid reflux disease?

Wendy answers:

As far as disease is concerned: Asthma/ Reflux and adenoids are different problems, But some of the symptoms can be common like- Change in voice/ snoring/ breathlessness etc. But many features are different (like reflux causes heartburn, pain in abdomen/ Asthma will cause just breathlessness etc.) so any good doctor should not get confused between them.
Best wishes

Sharon asks…

Is stomach ulcer different from acid reflux disease?

Are those two different diseases? Are they related? what are they and if they are different, what symptom makes them different?

Just trying to figure something out. A bit confused about this plz help>

Wendy answers:

Yes they are different. I have acid reflux disease..

Acid reflux has more to do with your esophagus. It’s just acid backing up from your stomach. You can get heartburn and indigestion. I’ve had to deal with it so much that i’ve gotten my esophagus stretched because of scar tissue build up.. It gets to the point where I can’t swallow any food and hardly any liquid.

A stomach ulcer is loss of the gastric lining in your stomach. Some people think they get heartburn or indigestion from it but its your stomach that’s burning. Usually they can bleed and you have to get part of the stomach removed to get rid of it.

Linda asks…

if a person suffers from acid reflux disease and gerd are they more likely to get stomach cancer of any sort?

or any cancers of that area these problems exist?

Wendy answers:

They are the same thing, the following will help to clear up things a bit, but yes they can be tied to cancer of the stomach and or the esophagus.

I am not a doctor, so either way you will want to talk to them, but this is what I have to say as a long time sufferer of Acid Reflux (G.E.R.D.)!

Three part answer: information, what not to do, and what to do!

INFORMATION!!!!!!
I have a very severe case of Acid Reflux (G.E.R.D.). I have had to go to the hospital for some of the heartburn that I have had because the pain can become overwhelming or your breathing can be effected. It can be caused by Smoking, Drinking Beverages with caffeine (My case with hereditary), Drinking Beverages with Alcohol, Stress, Anxiety or can be Hereditary

The good thing about G.E.R.D. Is that it can be a temporary thing and can be cured. It is never a permit thing even if you end up with it for the rest of your life it has the ability to be cured.

G.E.R.D. Is caused by too much acid being created in your stomach. This can lead to or cause ulcers, esophagus damage, heartburn and/or damage in the mouth. . Other symptoms that can be found in a few cases are dizziness, tingling in limbs, numbness of Limbs, Chest/Back pain focused on the left side (in most cases), and shortness/difficulty breathing.

WHAT NOT TO DO!!!!!!!!
In most cases, stress is a factor to the reflux if you watch what you eat and reduce some of the stress it will help. If you watch what you eat for about a week you should find relief, if you do not then that is when you definitely what to listen to the doctor. Things to watch for are as follows:

Fatty Foods
Citrus Foods
Foods That Contain Grease
Fried Foods
Chocolate (including any Coco)
Caffeine
Smoking
Alcohol
Tomato Based Products
Lactose
Roughage (Berries and Nuts)
Onions

WHAT TO DO!!!!
The two foods that I recommend is Black strap Molasses and Raw honey. The apple is better for night time reflux while these will work for just about all of it. What you will do is take about a tsp. Of whatever one you chose. Molasses being the better because of strength and nutrition, but must be use to the taste. What the substance will do is stick to the sides of the esophagus and do two things, one is heal and the other is protect.
On the healing end, both substances have a healing property in them, and as they sit on the walls of the esophagus they will heal it. This is also helpful if you have a sore throat in the morning from refluxing.
On the protection end, both substances are high in sugar and when acid that is refluxed comes up to that the sugar will neutralize it and it will not longer be a problem at that point.

I would also look to putting Cinnamon and Ginger in you diet, they have been know to help with digestion and will help you reduce the amount of acid needed to brake down food, therefore causing you to reflux less.

Mark asks…

What is the cause of acid reflux disease?

Please explain

Wendy answers:

-if your eating habits are irratic
-if you are bulimic
-if you eat too much acidic food eg. Fruit
-fizzy drinks

x

Helen asks…

Can creatine and glutamine have an effect on my acid reflux disease?

Wendy answers:

Has creatine or glutamine had an effect on your reflux?

Glutamine plays a major role in healing the epithelial lining of the gut, so it may have a role to play in your condition. I have no ‘insights’ on creatine and reflux.

There are many potential causes (and therefore, many potentially different treatments) of acid reflux. Dr. Sherry Rogers has written an excellent book on this subject called: “No More Heartburn”.

Dr. Rogers’ book is packed with scientifically supported information (including all of the scientific references). I highly recommend it.

The book is available at Amazon.com or from the publisher at 1-800-846-6687.

Best wishes and good luck.

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