the majority of non-suffering Americans will still struggle with occasional bouts of acid reflux.
It’s uncomfortable, it can be painful, it can make you dread mealtimes, and it can seriously impact your sleep and digestive health. But there are also long-term implications as repeated and untreated bouts of acid reflux have been known to cause Barrett’s Esophagus, a condition that can be a precursor for esophageal cancer.
Acid reflux that is not treated can also lead to respiratory problems, esophageal inflammation (known as esophagitis (2), and narrowing of the esophagus. This is a growing problem, and while there are effective reflux medications on the market, they may be more dangerous and damaging than the thing they were designed to cure (more on that below).
We created Detox Organics because we wanted a natural, simple, effective solution for reflux that did not cause additional side effects.This scientifically formulated superfood works by regulating your bowel movements and soothing your digestive tract, both of which can gradually reduce long-term reflux. But it also helps to neutralize the acidity of your stomach, instantly easing your reflux.**
WHAT CAUSES REFLUX?
We all experience a little reflux now and then. The biggest triggers are acidic food, alcohol, smoking, caffeine and dairy.
If you consume these on a regular basis then you may suffer from reflux more than the average person. But for some people it only takes one lemon, one alcoholic drink or the smallest amount of butter to trigger reflux.
It is far more common in people who are:
- Taking Certain Medications
- Heavy Drinkers
And it also presents itself more frequently in people who drink a lot of caffeine and abuse recreational drugs, as well as people who suffer from frequent constipation. As far as the latter is concerned, it may be the result of a build-up of pressure, but it could also be that the cause of constipation is also the cause of the reflux.
REFLUX vs GERD
There are two types of reflux: gastroesophageal reflux, and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Both are acid reflux and both can present with the same symptoms, the difference is in the severity and the frequency, which in turn could be the result of everything from predispositions to malfunctioning esophageal sphincters.
Reflux is the result of the stomach acid making its way into the esophagus. In some cases it can enter the throat, causing burning, scarring and respiratory problems, but in most cases it simply produces a feeling of intense nausea, with the patient feeling like they about about to vomit acid.
It’s unpleasant in all cases, but at its most severe it can be debilitating.