Posts Tagged ‘gerd’

What is Autonomic Dysregulation

I wrote an introductory article about the Autonomic Nervous System, which can be found here. To review, Autonomic drive is controlled by the Sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). The SNS and PNS control the ‘fight or flight’ and ‘rest and digest’ reactions, which is depicted below. Conditions with Autonomic Dysregulation…

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Acid Reflux? Could it be a Hiatal Hernia

To Summarize: GERD may be known as acid reflux, but it’s not due to too much acid In fact, treatment for GERD should not involve acid blockers long term (its dangerous) There are numerous factors which can cause GERD, and hiatal hernias are one of them Hiatal Hernias can contribute to GERD directly and should…

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Is Acid Reflux Always from Too Much Stomach Acid?

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Many patients suffering from GERD or acid reflux are on acid blocking medications. When I tell them their symptoms aren’t necessarily due to overproduction of acid, they look surprised. I tell them Acid blockers help with the symptoms, but in most cases, it doesn’t address the underlying issue. This article will shed some light on…

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