Most pregnant women have to suffer from nausea and vomiting in the first trimester of their pregnancy. At some point, this so-called “morning” sickness can extend all throughout the pregnancy due to heartburn. Due to the absence of the hormone progesterone which relaxes the muscles, particularly in the stomach valve, food swallowed down to the stomach may be slowed down.
Add to that the growing uterus and you have the danger of back-firing acid to the esophagus. If you wish to minimise heartburn during pregnancy, there are actually a number of safe and effective ways to do so. To help ease your potential 9-month ordeal, here are some safe heartburn home remedies for use during pregnancy. Read more
“Can Heartburn drugs increase bone fracture risk?”
You’d be quite right in asking this question – especially if you’ve been taking heartburn drugs for over a year now…The issue has become so grave that the FDA has undertaken a review, and has found that indeed taking heartburn drugs – especially PPIs, causes bones in the hip and wrist to become weak and therefore susceptible to fracture.
Naturally, this concern warrants a deeper digging into why PPIs cause bone fracture… Read more
Every mommy-to-be has experienced heartburn at some point of time during their term. In fact, even if you are somebody who’s used to a healthy lifestyle and has never had heartburn ever before, chances stand that you may get heartburn during pregnancy. It is actually a very common yet extremely uncomfortable condition. And that is because there are reasons for this: Read more
If you have GERD, then you may have noticed that going for a walk or doing something strenuous, like lifting up something heavy or bending over, tends to immediately trigger a bout of heartburn. And keeping with this observation, it is very natural of you to ask – “Can exercise make heartburn worse?” Read more
““Nutrition doesn’t heal. It doesn’t cure. It doesn’t do anything,” Dr. Pickering says. “It’s a science though and it never changes… Here’s what nutrition is: it’s a series of four processes that your body employs to make food materials for the body to use.”” — Dr. Wayne Pickering, Naturopathic physician, East Coast of Florida.
Heartburn or Gastro esophageal reflux is a condition has that affected everyone at some point of time in their lives. And whether you went to the pharmacy or consulted a doctor, you were probably given some medicines for it. Now, heartburn medication is usually of 3 types: Read more
The occasional heartburn after a heavy meal consisting of junk food is not so much of a bother. You can just pop a pill and sleep it off. But it is the feeling of having swallowed molten lava and that has taken residence in your chest that creates trouble. Only those who have to suffer this feeling 24*7, especially after every meal – will understand the pangs of suffering from GERD. Read more