One in three people experience the discomfort of heartburn and/or indigestion which usually comes from overeating, pressure on the stomach (i.e. pregnancy or constipation), foods, medication, stress, or a combination of all.
At the root cause of heartburn is a digestive issue. Between the stomach and esophagus is a valve called the lower esophageal sphincter, its job is to let food into the stomach, but sometimes this valve doesn’t close when it should, this causes acid to reflux into the esophagus, which results in heartburn.
Millions of pounds are spent every year on antacids and Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI’s) to try and ease the pain and uncomfortable feeling. The most common over the counter remedy is an antacid which may be fast-acting, but relief only lasts a few hours and they most likely contain aluminum, magnesium, and sodium bicarbonate which can cause other digestive issues such as constipation or occasional wind.
Proton Pump Inhibitors block the enzymes in parietal cells and reduce acid output, which causes the stomach acid to be weaker. PPI’s are on prescription and should only be used for a brief period at any one time.
The drawback with Antacids and PPIs is that they work by reducing stomach acid production and stomach acid is essential to our health, it activates enzymes for digestion, supports the immune system to prevent infections and starts the digestive process in the intestines.
If your stomach acid is reduced you can experience difficult digesting, particularly proteins, and vitamin and mineral absorption can be reduced. A lack of stomach acid can also have a negative impact on other organs like the liver and pancreas and increases the likelihood of bone fractures and infections.
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