Spring Valley Papaya Enzyme Complex Tablets, 180 Ct
And, I never have pain in my abdomen or esophagus, just occasional discomfort from bloating. My number one irritating symptom is morning nausea.
If I force myself to walk 3 to 4 miles every day, including uphill, my acid reflux is much reduced. I’ve never read any studies to show the effect of exercise on GERD or acid reflux, but I assure you, it’s worked for me. Papaya enzymes have a reputation for aiding digestion, but there has been little research on this approach.
Within a matter of minutes I have relief. If I know I’m going to be eating a certain type of meal that I know will cause me problems I chew a few beforehand and stop any issues in their tracks.
Jennifer Mitchell Wilson is a dietitian and mother of three girls. Two of her children have dealt with acid reflux disease, food allergies, migraines, and asthma. She has a Bachelor of Science in dietetics from Harding University and has done graduate work in public health and nutrition through Eastern Kentucky University.
I would highly recommend this product to anyone. I hesitate to use the word miracle, but seriously, it works miracles. I have not had one day of digestives issues since I have started taking this. Not one day.
HCL should always be taken with pepsin or acid-stable protease because it is likely that if the stomach is not producing enough HCL, it is also not producing enough protein digesting enzymes. In cases of mild to moderate heartburn, actual testing for stomach acid production at Dr. Wright’s Tahoma clinic shows that hypochlorydria occurs in over 90 percent of thousands tested since 1976. In these cases, replacing stomach acid with HCL supplements is almost always successful. If you have an open-minded doctor, or one that is aware of the connection between low stomach acid and GERD, ask her to test your stomach acid levels. The test is quite simple.
Digestion slows down as the day progresses. Experts recommend that reflux sufferers stop eating three to four hours before bedtime, but that wasn’t sufficient for me, so I make my midday meal the final meal of the day and stop all food intake by 3 p.m. You may find you can stop eating a little later than that and have no occurrences of reflux during the night. Two bands of muscle, the lower and upper esophageal sphincters-located between the stomach and esophagus, and the esophagus and throat, respectively- normally remain closed during digestion, but weakness may cause one or both to open and allow stomach acid back up into the esophagus (GERD or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), or farther up into the back of the throat (LPRD or Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease).
Is Pineapple Good or Bad If You Have Acid Reflux?
Unhealthy eating habits‚ irregular meals‚ and lack of exercise‚ all affect the digestion of food. This supplement from American Health® might provide papain‚ a special enzyme obtained from papaya fruits. Unripe papaya fruits are known to be richer sources of papain that ripe fruits. Digestive enzymes.