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Chiropractic Dr. Lynn Miller and Breanna Tivy

What is Reflux or Hiatal Hernia?

March 12th, 2015 Posted by Consultation, Digestion, Nutrition 0 comments on “What is Reflux or Hiatal Hernia?”

Reflux is a common condition where digestive contents from the stomach get pushed back up into the esophagus and even up into the mouth.  Other symptoms may include a bitter taste in the mouth, pressure in the chest, pain in upper belly area, or sore throat.  Some patients have had loss of voice or laryngitis due to irritation to the vocal cords.

Reflux is most commonly caused from a hiatal hernia.  This is a condition when the stomach gets pushed up through the diaphragm and herniated into the esophagus, thus sending it’s contents backward or up into the esophagus causing unpleasant symptoms.

At Thrive Chiropractic we have treated many patients with this condition successfully. Treatments can include, digestive enzymes, probiotic and manual treatments to the stomach to pull the stomach back to it’s normal position.  These treatments are all natural and they allow the body to recover and repair itself to begin normal digestive processes.

Over the counter digestive aids are often used for “heartburn” or “reflux”, but the use of these products causes the body to become confused and eventually the body will become dependent on these aids.  For example when a product is taken to lower stomach acid, it causes the body to not be able to digest the food properly in the stomach, therefore causing digestive issues further down in the digestive tract and then constipation, diarrhea, etc becomes the new issues and reflux will still continue to happen at the next meal.

If you would like to have a complete evaluation, or nutritional consultation, I would love to speak to you.

Please call our office at  952-746-5612  and mention this article for a FREE consult and 25% off of any recommended products!

I look forward to taking great care of you!

Dr. Lynn Miller