Common Diseases > Gastric Reflux
Gastritis and heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux (GR) is is a common occurrence that happens occasionally throughout life and is often caused by an excess of rich or hard to digest food. In some circumstances the problem can become chronic and be associated with stomach ulcers and other digestive problems like hiatal hernias and peptic ulcers.
- Gastritis which has some of the symptoms similar to heartburn is an inflammation
of the stomach lining
- heartburn is the occasional occurrence of gastric reflux
- gastric reflux as a dis - ease is when the problem becomes a chronic and
regular occurrence. It is when the lower esophageal sphincter does not close
properly and stomach contents travel back up into the esophagus causing burning and inflammation of sensitive
Heartburn when it occurs on rare occasions is simply an annoyance to put up
with for a few hours. Sometimes it can be nauseating and antacids like mylanta
provide effective emergency relief.
Gastritis and gastric reflux disease is symptomatic of an out of balance
digestive system often caused by some of the foods being eaten, weak digestion
or overeating. A consultation with a natural health practitioner may help to
find a natural solution and improve your diet.
An alternative to a lifetime of taking antacids and a common, inexpensive and
effective treatment is to take a dessert spoon of apple cider vinegar (mixed
with water) before breakfast daily.
Treating with diet and nutrition