The discomfort and burning sensation caused by acid reflux isn’t something easily endured, or forgotten. With more than 3 million Americans being affected by chronic acid reflux each year, too many people continue to suffer from the unpleasant on-going effects.
Common treatment practices have it wrong. The current status quo for acid reflux often involves proton pump inhibitors (PPI) such as Protonix or Dexilant, being prescribed to an individual. Unfourntaltely, the downfall of these types of medications is two-fold.
First, PPI’s miss the mark when trying to fix the surge of stomach acid into the esophagus. The medications block the site of acid production in parietal cells within the stomach and lower acid levels even further. Secondly, these PPI medicines can have long-term effects, robbing the body of vital nutrients and destroying the integrity of digestive health.
Naturally combating acid reflux is both the most efficient and safe method to solving the chronic health concern.
Why Does Acid Reflux Occur?
Acid reflux is when stomach acid travels into the esophagus and often occurs because of a weak or misfunctioning sphincter muscle located at the top of the stomach. This muscle acts as a gatekeeper between the esophagus and stomach, allowing food to flow into the stomach and preventing harmful acid from flowing back into the esophagus.
However, when the muscle is not acting correctly, toxic stomach acid can regurgitate up the esophagus causing discomfort and in extreme cases — throat cancer.
Symptoms of Acid Reflux
Acid reflux is almost something everyone will experience at least once, however, individuals experiencing the issue more than twice a week may have a reflux problem that needs to be addressed.
- Sour taste in the mouth
- Chronic sore throat
Naturally Combat Acid Reflux
As mentioned, commonly prescribed PPIs can have negative effects on both fixing acid reflux, but also overall immune health. PPI properties help destroy gut health, which is a leading force in the proficiency and impact made by the immune system.
When the digestive tract is being flooded with food that hasn’t been properly broken down by stomach acid, the small and large intestine suffer. Bad bacteria, along with other harmful agents are damaging the gut lining and creating an unhealthy jolt to the immune system.
This is why naturally combating acid reflux is important — the issue is fixed without causing other problems within the body.
Dr. Goodbinder and his team treat each case of acid reflux with an individualized approach. He understands that no two people are alike, and therefore, treatment methods can’t be one size fits all templates. With his years of experience in successfully treating acid reflux patients, Dr. Goodbinder can help individuals who can’t seem to find the right solution for their stomachs.
Several natural methods, such as supplement additions like deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) and melatonin, have proven to successfully aid in acid reflux. However, Dr. Goodbinder works closely with patients to understand their case and medical history, to implement the best natural treatment for acid reflux.
Fix Your Case of Acid Reflux
Contact Dr. Goodbinder and his team to learn about the positive effects of naturally combating acid reflux, and how you can end the frustrating fight with stomach acid.
Dr. Jay Goodbinder ND DC DABCI is a doctor in Overland Park, KS who serves patients in surrounding Kansas City areas, cities across the United States, and in several countries around the world.