February 2010
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If you are a heartburn sufferer and experience bouts of acid reflux frequently, then most likely, you are suffering from chronic acid reflux. Without wishing to cause alarm, you do need to take positive action to control your problem, so that you can prevent your chronic acid reflux developing into a much more serious, potentially life threatening condition. Fortunately there is much you can do to prevent this happening but the sooner you take action the better.

Let’s briefly consider what could happen if you do not take any action, other than simply taking some form of antacid that will bring you quick relief from the pain but only short term relief.

Every time that the acid contents of your stomach flow back into your esophagus (gullet), they attack the sensitive esophagus lining causing the irritation and the pain. Repeated attack will causes scarring of the lining and if this is not allowed to heal, can give rise to complications such as a severe restriction to the opening of the esophagus (peptic strictures) making it very difficult to swallow food or even drink liquids.

A more dangerous situation arises when, through frequent regular attacks, the cells in the esophagus lining actually change character (Barretts Esophagus) and this can be a precursor to esophageal cancer.

So now lets look at the various treatments that are readily available to those who do suffer from chronic acid reflux.

You have a choice from a range of medication which basically falls into two main groups

a) H2 Blockers. These act by causing a reduction in the amount of acid that the stomach produces.

b)  Proton Pump Inhibitors ((PPI) are prescribed when more powerful treatment is required and they actually turn off the “pumps” that produce the stomach acid.

Both these forms of treatment are very effective in controlling heartburn but they do have some important drawbacks

i) because they only treat the symptoms of heartburn and not the causes, their effectiveness is temporary
ii) as they are drug based medications they should not be taken as long term treatment
iii) they can interact with other medication that is being taken and causes serious complications
iv) as with many drug based medications they are prone to producing adverse, potentially harmful side effects.

It is because of these drawbacks that many people have taken an alternative view of treating chronic acid reflux and have achieved extremely effective heartburn relief, from totally natural remedies and treatments. Because a naturopathic approach to illnesses and conditions starts with identifying the actual causes of the problem and then sets out to deal with each of them, you have a much greater control over your condition.

In fact if you follow a totally natural, holistic program of treatment which involves making specific changes to diet and lifestyle and combining these with a course of natural medication, you will be dealing with your chronic acid reflux by the most effective means possible. You could even discover the ultimate treatment … a permanent cure!

Most conventional treatments for acid reflux and heartburn are temporary because they treat the symptoms and not the root cause of the problem. So, if you want to successfully and permanently rid yourself of your heartburn then you must identify and address all the factors that contribute to the problem i.e. you must treat it holistically.

A revolutionary new program does exactly that and in 5 unique steps shows you how to permanently cure your acid reflux and heartburn.

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