AVP/Sr Mortgage Originator
Alaska USA Mortgage AK#157293
Phone: (907)261-3458 Cell: 223-4440
License: NMLS Unique Identifier #203077
'Tis the Season
While the holidays pose many challenges, one you probably haven't thought about is the potential for experiencing heartburn. But, when you consider some of the behaviors that come along with an unusually stressful schedule, as well as a month-long diversion from "normal" eating, heartburn could be your body's way of telling you it needs a time out.
What is heartburn?
In general, the problem occurs when the LES either doesn't close properly, or opens spontaneously for a varying period of time. This results in the stomach's acids flowing backwards and entering into the esophagus. Physicians refer to this as acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux (GER or GERD).
Since the esophagus does not have the protective qualities of the stomach, it can become extremely irritated when exposed to these acids. The irritation within the esophagus is what leads to the symptoms such as a sour taste in the mouth, difficulty in swallowing and a burning sensation in the chest and throat area.
Occasional heartburn is not uncommon, but if you are experiencing it more than twice a week, there's a chance you could be suffering from another more serious condition and should consult a physician for diagnosis and treatment. If left untreated (or treated only through self-medication) many of these conditions can become extremely severe.
The following are some of the more common triggers known to exacerbate heartburn:
Reducing the symptoms
Instead, you may want to consider trying one of the more common homeopathic remedies known to neutralize acid and aid digestion:
When it's serious
We're hoping that you now have a better understanding of what heartburn is, as well as how to prevent it and treat it. While it is important to enjoy the holiday season to the fullest, it is more important to be smart and above all, to take care of your body.
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