My Experience With Acid Reflux Disease
Acid reflux disease
This article is from an unknown author. Therestory of fighting GERD
Taking heartburn medication
Acid Reflux Disease is not as ominous as it sounds, unless you are indeed a chronic sufferer that’s only recently found it necessary to try every over the counter heartburn product available. For many people what started as little bouts of heartburn every now and then, grows into more frequent trips to the drug store and before you know it you’re making an appointment with a doctor because you just don’t know what t do next.
Sound familiar? I’ve dealt with heartburn or ‘acid reflux disease’ for most of my adult life. I had made it to the end of the line, as far as my peace of mind and pain tolerance were concerned. Something had to change. And I needed some guidance about how and what to change.
So I went to a doctor appointment and was given a prescription. It kind of worked, but not for long and I soon found myself making another appointment with a different doctor. I was given a prescription for a different heartburn medicine. It sort of worked for a while and then didn’t. Are you seeing the pattern?
Taking the Holistic route.
Yeah, so I decided there must be a better way to deal with acid reflux disease. I started looking toward natural and ancient medicine to see what morsels of wisdom I may find to alleviate my heartburn suffering.
At first reading through the holistic medicine websites seemed every bit as confusing as pharmaceutical and western medicine has always been; a zillion different supplements to choose from instead of the zillion acid reflux drugs.
But as I read I began to understand some of the big differences between modern medicine and ancient medicine of various peoples. Ancient or natural/holistic medicine always works to correct imbalances that are the root causes of the given disease or painful condition.
Simplify your life.
Modern Western medicine is more concerned with quick results and appearances. Modern medicine treats the symptoms and not the causes, the underlying imbalances that take place from time to time.
Only by simplifying our lives can our body effectively alert us to these imbalances and guide us toward the foods that will help return us to full health. I’ve found that as I quit medicating my heartburn I was able to ‘hear’ my body better. I was able to determine which foods set off acid reflux and which did not.
Over time I’ve continued to make subtle changes I my eating habits and it’s been more than three years since a serious bout of heartburn. I encourage you to look into the underlying causes of your acid reflux as well. Of course everyone’s situation is different, but there are simple things we can do to increase our comfort and wellbeing even if it does not completely alleviate all symptoms.