Acid Reflux Treatment Plans
If you visit your physician for help with acid reflux, heartburn, indigestion or GERD and your symptoms are not server, more than likely they will recommend lifestyle and dietary changes. However, if you are regularly experiencing excruciating pain the doctor will probably prescribe a medication for you to start taking.
These medications will relive the pain temporarily and possibly for a few months after you stop receiving them. They are not a cure and many double blind medical studies have revealed that most of the patients that are treated with these drugs and have been able to stop taking them, will eventually need to return to them.
Once you start with these drugs you risk beginning a never ending cycle and requiring them for the remainder of your life, if you do not make dietary adjustments. The principle cause for acid reflux, heartburn, indigestion and GERD is directly related to the foods you consume.
Western medical philosophy and so many of there patients have come to believe there is a pill that can cure anything, which is not the case with acid reflux. All you really need to do is make slight adjustment to what you consume.
For most of your meals, there are multiple acceptable substitutions that do not cause your stomach to generate excess stomach acid that can not be absorbed by those food items. Do you know what the medications your doctor will prescribe you actually do?
They shut down your stomachs ability to generate acid for a few hours. That is it, nothing more, nothing less.
So, if the foods you are eating are causing your stomach to generate excess stomach acid, then it is only common sense to stop eating the foods that are producing this problem and switch to an "Acid Reflux Diet" that eliminates the items that are causing you harm with foods that will have the exact opposite effect and provide a calm soothing solution.
If you visit your doctor and have drugs prescribed to help you relieve the pain, please feel free to ask them if you should not adjust your diet in conjunction with the medications you are taking. If they answer any other way than you absolutely should, find yourself another doctor, because the one you have now does not know what they are talking about.