Hidden causes of GERD!

too much acid

“Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), a more serious form of acid reflux.  It is the most common digestive disorderin the United States. Studies show that 10-20% of individuals experience symptoms at least once a week, and prevalence of GERD is increasing steadily.”  Personally, I experienced for many years issues with digestion.  It’s not that I was irresponsible with my diet (even though I was), More importantly, no one was pushing that diet could fix the problem for good.

“Recent studies also show that the damage from poor stomach function and GERD not only extends upward to the sensitive esophageal lining, but also downward through the digestive tract, contributing to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and other gastrointestinal problems. IBS is now the second-leading cause of missed work, behind only the common cold.”

Bacterial overgrowth + maldigested carbohydrates = GAS! Though microbes are able to metabolize proteins and even fats, their preferred energy source is carbohydrate. The fermentation of carbohydrates that haven’t been digested properly produces gas. The resulting gas increases intra-abdominal pressure, which is the driving force behind acid reflux and GERD.

Article 1 includes what it is and why it’s a problem: article 1

Article 2 includes how it becomes a problem because of what we eat:  article 2


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One response to “Hidden causes of GERD!

  • Karen

    I read the article on GERD, part I-_III. It is full of info that I hope my solve my problem that was recently diagnosis as subglottic stenosis. The DR. thought a contributing factor may be acid reflux and has put me on propranazole. I always assumed that I had too much acid but it actually may be the opposite. I plan on trying to add fermented food to my diet as well as further diet modifications. I may add probiotics to improve my gut health as well as taking hcl and pepsin. Wish me luck. I never want to have my esophagus/trachea to be obstructed again. I plan on bring this article to my ENT at IUMC in May.

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