Hiatus Hernia

Heartburn, Acid Reflux, Ulcers And Hiatus Hernia…

‘The effect of gastric acid … on the lining of the esophagus is like taking a bath with water that is full of car batteries. “Michael. D. D. Gershon, MD, The Second Brain, 1999. Gershon, MD, The Second Brain, 1999.

There are many names to describe our stomach discomfort and its symptoms are very similar: heartburn or chest, indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux, gatritis, ulcer, hiatal hernia …
All of these names and some more from a common malady: food that does not sit well with us that makes the digestive system is forced and does not know where to start with such lopsided food.
Consider the effects of the acidity that is usually because they have low levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, although it can be for the opposite (high acid levels):

- Belching and flatulence.
- Gases and smelly fart.
- Broken capillaries on cheeks and nose and acne.
- Metallic taste.
- Burning in the chest (heartburn) or pain in the upper chest.
- Fatigue.
- Impaired intestinal flora.
- Intestinal parasites, candidiasis.
- Nausea after eating or taking any supplement.
- Itching in the anus.
- Anemia
- Staying very sated and heavy after meals.
- Intolerance to certain foods.
- Remains of food in the stool.
- Nails weak, broken and cracked.

Here we see the sphincter does not close and allows the acid up into the trachea creating acidity.  Hydrochloric acid tends to decrease as we age.  But there are people who often have the opposite, ie a high acidity especially after meals with acid regurgitation and this is called gastro-esophageal reflux, esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus) or simply burning.
Acid reflux occurs when the inner esophageal sphincter does not close properly and causes the acidic stomach contents back into the trachea.. The sphincter normally always closed except when you have to swallow.

Those most prone to acid reflux during pregnancy, obesity, smoking, babies (as the sphincter is not yet developed and, therefore, in its first months of life tend to spit up their digestive systems mature) and with hiatal hernia.


The Acid Reflux Symptoms Are Clear:

- Burning in the chest.
- Bitter taste as hydrochloric acid runs counter to the pharynx (throat).
- Belching, food repeats.
- Hoarse voice as the acid can irritate the larynx and it costs us breathe.




Peptic ulcer is a sore that occurs when gastric juices ‘eat’ a point in the lining of the digestive tract.. Thus, we gastric ulcer (affecting the whole stomach lining), duodenal ulcer and esophageal ulcer.

The stomach lining is destroyed slowly running the risk of internal bleeding, vomiting blood, blood in the stool, perforation or stomach cancer. The excessive production of gastric acid is the erosin the stomach lining.

A bacterium that causes ulcers all the Helicobacter pylori, which is installed between the wall and the intestinal mucosa and causes more acid podruzcamos.. The bacterium H. pylori is a very intelligent and is hidden (hiding) to avoid being attacked or destroyed by the hydrochloric acid as with other bacteria that reach the stomach.

It has been shown that bacteria can be caught in youth by eating a poor diet or  contact with a contract carrier.. The infection is present in saliva and feces. And this bug can be installed on your body forever.

There are cases that once  spread is not usually develop an ulcer and symptoms may occur when our defenses are low and in other cases the effects appear rapidly and can lead to gastritis and later in stomach cancer.


H.pylori group rioted at home in our stomach and destroying our health.  


People infected with H. pylori can secrete six times more acidic than normal but have also been cases of this bacterium inhibits the production of stomach acid. It is very important to care for our personal hygiene washing your hands after handling or touching pets and brush your teeth twice a day and that dental plaque bacteria can store this and then go to the stomach.
I think today we all know that aspirin and all medications taken with Aspirin can cause an ulcer as well as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Consider the symptoms are very similar to other stomach upset:

- Burning.
- Diarrhoea.
- Pain when eating (stomach ulcer).
- Searing Pain.
- Pain at night.
- Pain in the shoulder blades.
- Pain that occurs between two and four hours after eating (duodenal ulcer).
- Nausea.
- Vomiting.
- Regurgitated of something dark.
- Stool black.
- Fatigue, white skin, dizziness or weakness.
Here salicylates recommend free feeding, that is, free of citrus, apricots, dates, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, tomatoes, currants, raisins, figs, vinegar, caffeine, sausages and pickled. Anyway I explain later advice nutrition.



Acid Reflux Medications – Antacids such as aluminum hydroxide, magnesium salts, calcium carbonate often recommend our ‘experts in white coats’ are alkaline substances that neutralize the acid but eventually bring side effects such as flatulence, diarrhea (containing antacids magnesium) or constipation (which contain aluminum). also often prescribed for stomach protectors also contain aluminum hydroxide.
Histamine stimulates the release of gastric acids, therefore, and to make matters worse, also prescribe antihistamines such as cimetidine and ranitidine to block its action but produce side effects such as headaches, dizziness, dry mouth, rashes, constipation, diarrhea and fatigue, and decrease the absorption of nutrients and are not recommended to combine with asthma medicines or blood thinners.

Then we also take omeprazole, lansoprazole and pantoprazole to completely stop acid secretion but we believe nausea, constipation, diarrhea, headache, dizziness and proteins are not digested as not absorb other nutrients (malnutrition).

If we confirm that we have in our bodies Helicobacter pylori probably already been prescribed antibiotics, so we have a whole arsenal.  But we know that these drugs are masking the symptoms of acid reflux disease because they do not go to the root, ie we do not cure the condition and we also cause other unpleasant side effects.

And we will be prone to more infections, relapses and we will have to take them again.  It’s a vicious cycle that never ends.

They can also hide any new symptoms of other diseases.  ‘In the world of doctor-knows-what-all, patients are a nuisance or a fool who, though living every day in their bodies, they have no worthwhile opinion about their own ailments.. This disease is called ‘closed mind syndrome “and its most prominent symptom is arrogance.” K. Marsden, 2003. Marsden, 2003.


So the best thing would be to make a major change in our food supply, knowing what harm us and what we enjoy:


The milk was remedy for ulcers. Take nothing calm but when the milk reaches the stomach stimulates the release of more acid and is like pouring gallons of hot liquid on an open wound, causing more pain and aggravating the ulcer.
-   Formerly one of the antacids were prescribed was the milk (the doctors have taken many years prescribed for stomach ulcer and esophageal sores). We now know that cow’s milk  does increase the production of stomach acid ..

So, among other reasons, it would be ideal to completely eliminate cow’s milk and its derivatives. And to think that a few decades ago advised us to drink milk at meals … I still do not know how I’m still here …
- Avoid citrus fruits (lemons, oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, plums and rhubarb.

- The most problematic of all is the orange juice. It is also important to let the vinegar (be careful with the apple cider vinegar, also produces acid), prepared dressings and anything that contains citric acid or E330 that is what I usually put in tags.

- The tomato packaging also induces increased production of acid.. And please, beware naturopaths recommending olive oil with lemon juice to people who have reflux and that is like sticking your finger in the wound.

- Start making good food combinations. For example, it is best not to mix fruit with carbohydrates (in this condition have to avoid fruits) and if we are at a very sensitive not to mix carbohydrates with proteins in the same meal.
- We must reduce consumption of fat and the fats are slow to digest and slow stomach emptying and also require a large amount of gastric juices.
- be aware of mastication. Some swallow and swallow instead of chew.
- Avoid onions, garlic, nightshades (potatoes, peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, pepper, paprika and snuff), tropical fruits (pineapples, bananas, papaya, kiwi …) , hot spices such as chile and aggravating the acid, peppermint, alcohol (beer and spirits rise more symptoms than wine) and caffeine (coffee, tea and cola.) packaged foods, fast food, canned soups, the sugar (and any product containing it), sweeteners and cereals refined including all industrial bakery.
- Avoid excessive animal protein and snuff generating an overproduction of stomach acid in reducing the frequency of emptying and preventing the esophageal sphincter works like touches.

- Stress also causes high levels of acid in the stomach as well as wearing tight clothing.
- Regular exercise takes the pressure of the abdomen, improves digestion and lose a few kilos here would be ideal.
- As a natural antacid elm have calming the stomach and reduces inflammation and irritation, the silicium to form a protective layer on the digestive tract, yarrow extract, and soothing properties ulmaria and antacid.

If your naturopath has recommended you white clay that is of good provenance and superfine and dissolve in half a glass of water always taking it without food and do not abuse it.
- No late dinner. It is better to go to bed three hours after supper.
- The deviation of the spine can be caused by acid reflux, and that the injuries of the spine alters the nerves and blood supply to the digestive system.
- Raise the head of the bed about four inches but not putting a pillow under the other as it tends to push back and out of line during sleep and creates a stiff neck. It is best to put a wedge under the two legs of the bed.


Hiatal Hernia

I want to elaborate on this disease so you can see it has many similarities to the ebbs and acidities. There is considerable medical controversy they do not know if the hernia first appears and then the acidity or acid first and then the hernia. Aquí no hay quien se aclare. Here no one is clear. But for that I am, to clarify concepts, myths and all sorts of misinformation.

Hernia means abnormal protrusion of an organ outside the cavity which is normally closed.. MEANS gap opening or crack. So the hiatal hernia is a proportion of the stomach that is inserted into the chest cavity through the diaphragm and is a major cause of fire. Can eventually cause serious damage increasing the risk of esophageal cancer. But there are people who have hiatal hernia has never had symptoms and discover when you do a scan for another reason.
The most common is the sliding hernia is when part of the wall of the stomach and lower esophagus tube invade the chest cavity creating an upward pressure pushing the acid and or food and surpassing the esophageal sphincter appearing burning and acid reflux. Sometimes small hernias often go unnoticed and are more difficult to detect but also expel liters of acid.


Let Us Examine Acid Reflux Causes Symptoms And Remedies:

- Misuse of the spine to tighten the diaphragm and increases the pressure. We have to improve our position, let go with the hunched shoulders, back and hump. Let us bring the shoulders back and down, open up your chest and have an upright posture..

Very important when you walk be aware of our feet to be parallel to the walking and stop walking like ducks with their feet turned out.


Bakery Products, Refined Sugars, Trans Fats, Additives and Foods Empty Of Nutrients.  

-  Food fats and hydrogenated oils , refined, junk, low-fiber, nutrient-free diets loaded with fat engineered ingredients, sugar and additives that stimulate the excessive production of gastric juices into the stomach pushing up toward the diaphragm.
- Spices, caffeine, white flour products, refined grains and sugar, foods and packaged products.
- Pregnancy.
- Constipation submitting a lot of pressure on the abdominal muscles. A colon full of ancient excrement creates pressure in abdomen and stomach.
- Alcohol and snuff.
- Sedentary lifestyle.
- Wear tight, shallow breathing (breathing only with the chest), we must learn to take deep breaths, slow and steady (pranayama).
- Overweight and muscle tone. We must strengthen the tone of the diaphragm by abdominal soft to reduce acid reflux, assets doing some gentle exercise such as Yoga or Tai Chi, and walk but never run because it makes the acid reflux disease worse.
-  Difficulty swallowing.
- Acid regurgitation at night.
- Heartburn, acid reflux and esophageal ulceration.
- Back pain, chest, shoulders and upper abdomen.
- Gastrointestinal bleeding.

- Liver saturated.  Bile ‘dirty’ irritates the diaphragm pressure undergoing digestion. We must maintain good liver function to maintain stable pH of the intestine and to act as a natural disinfectant and will generate a healthy intestinal flora..Another time I commented that milk thistle (Silybum marianum)
- Regenerating liver cells to produce new and also has antioxidant properties.
- Excess fluid in the food. It is important not to drink water at meals and that loading a stomach full of liquid generate excessive regurgitation.
- Stress. Excessive worry and  “all day tension” tense abdominals, slows digestion, constipated and most important here is that acid backs up into the esophagus.I Cured My Acid Relfux

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