The Surprising Source of Many Physical Disorders
“The body’s defense mechanisms can only protect against a certain number of insults at any one given time. It’s as if the body makes a priority list of what and just how dangerous these insults are. It also appears that reflux of stomach contents, moving in the direction of the respiratory tract, is extremely high on the list of things that need to be protected against. In doing this, the body seems to ignore, or is unable to cope with, other less immediate, although extremely significant insults.”
Dr. Kurt A. Barrett
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Maybe it’s Not Your Allergies
GERD and Asthma
It has been easy to prove that between 50% – 90% of asthma sufferers experience GERD. The question has been and continues to be, what links them and does asthma cause GERD or is it the other way around?
Dr. Shu Lin, an associate professor at Duke University, in a press release dated July 25, 2008, stated … “the Duke team found that inhaling tiny amounts of stomach fluid that back up into the esophagus – a hallmark of GERD can cause immune system changes that lead to asthma.”
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GERD and Sleep Apnea
The exact relationship between sleep apnea and GERD is not yet understood, but there are some theories.
- One is that obstructive sleep apnea causes changes in airway pressure that can cause reflux to occur.
- Another is that the reflux acids result in vocal cord spasms that can lead to sleep apnea. (Indicates that stomach acids have almost reached the lungs!)
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GERD and Sleep Deprivation
Mechanisms responsible for impaired sleep in patients with GERD:
- Waking up during sleep with heartburn.
- Multiple short awakenings from sleep causing “sleep fragmentation”. These awakenings are of such short duration that the patient is not even aware of them.
- When you feel tired during the day – GERD may be the underlying cause!
- 48 million of the 60 million Americans that have been diagnosed with GERD report that their symptoms get worse in the evening and that it interferes with their sleep.
GERD and Pregnancy
Due to increased pressure on the abdomen during pregnancy, there is a direct correlation of pregnancy causing GERD. Hormones also affect the way that the stomach is able to contain its acidic contents. The increase of the hormone progesterone during pregnancy relaxes the valve between the stomach and the esophagus. Thus it is not abnormal for pregnant women to experience heartburn.
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GERD and Diabetes
Diabetes interferes with the emptying of food from the stomach, which can exacerbate acid reflux. Diabetes may actually trigger GERD or make it more bothersome. Some doctors think that GERD may affect people with diabetes twice as often as it affects the general population! The MediWedge™ allows you to use gravity to keep stomach contents in their place.
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Silent Acid Reflux Symptoms:
Silent Acid Reflux can affect you in many ways. You may have Silent Acid Reflux and not even realize it. These symptoms are signs that you may be experiencing Silent Acid Reflux. See your doctor in order to receive a professional opinion.
- Voice changes
- Chronic cough, or a cough during the night
- Throat pain
- Difficulty swallowing food
- Bitter taste
- Ear pain
- Frequent throat-clearing
- Post –nasal drip
- Bad breath
- Lump sensation in the throat
- Asthma, especially if it begins in adulthood
- Difficulty sleeping
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