Celebrating with friends over a great meal is wonderful, but not when you feel the return of that old familiar burning in your upper middle quadrant. Perhaps this has become a rather persistent punishment for culinary indulgences these days. Yet, so far, you haven't been to the doctor. Could it be acid reflux or is it your gallbladder? Although there is no relationship between the two diseases, they can have similar symptoms, making it difficult to tell one from the other.
Do you have a treadmill in the basement of your house. Perhaps. Instead, it is sitting in a spare bedroom or occupying a lonely place in the garage. Did you know that treadmills are the most purchased piece of exercise equipment in the United States? I didn't say the most used, however. Many people buy a treadmill with the best of intentions, but soon it becomes no more than a cumbersome eyesore. However, If you need to lose weight, and many of us do, this popular but often forgotten addition to the home is actually a great investment. Furthermore, if you have acid reflux, losing weight can drastically alleviate symptoms.
Have you been told that you have a dazzling smile? Can you communicate dismay with just a nod of the head and pursed lips? When you open your mouth, do people listen? Well, believe it or not your mouth says a lot more about you than you may realize. In fact, the human mouth can actually reveal a great deal about the state of our health. That's right! Make no mistake about it; the condition of your mouth often indicates problems like GERD, hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, and more.
Do you have a favorite flavor of chewing gum? Do you chew gum to freshen your breath, relieve tension or reduce hunger pangs? It's pretty difficult to get through the check-out aisle at any store without being tempted by the many different available brands of gum. Clearly, Americans love to chew, but did you know that while you are chomping away that you may also be relieving heartburn?
Most people are familiar with the medical condition known as acid reflux, characterized by heartburn, dyspepsia, and regurgitation. While these are the more common side effects of this condition, there is one that most people ignore, not suspecting that it has anything to do with the condition at hand - back pain.