On the 16 September 1998 my very close aunt died of cancer of the lower esophagus. She had been suffering acid reflux in silence for many years, the only outward signs being bottles of Gaviscon discretely tucked away in the medicine cabinet. It was a wake up call for me when I realized that I had the same chronic disease.
Off and on, I have had acid reflux, GERD, heartburn – whatever you want to call it – for more than 40 years, during which time I have had a variety of doctors look at me, had numerous endoscopies, a variety of medications, and tried a lot of natural remedies and diets, including hypnotherapy.
However, no matter how much or little relief drugs give me from this condition, I have been endeavoring to find a natural way of controlling my acid reflux, rather than relying on drugs. This website considers many of these causes, and the related remedies, in an ongoing experiment to answer the question “How to get rid of acid reflux”.
According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Digestive Diseases, sixty million people experience heartburn at least once a month and twenty five million experience symptoms daily. That’s a lot of people.
As a result, an industry has grown up around finding relief and even a cure for the condition. But much of that industry is devoted to easing the dollars/pounds/euros (substitute your own currency) out of your hands in exchange for, at best, dubious advice, and at worst dangerous and addictive drugs.
I don’t know about you, but I’m fed up with stumbling across “miracle cure” websites which promise to reveal how to get rid of acid reflux with only 3 (substitute your own number) common household ingredients in 3 (substitute your own timeframe) days? Websites which involve long, repetitive, videos, or interminable “squeeze” pages which require lots of scrolling down, “delighted” customer testimonials and “buy now before the price goes up” statements.
Have you bought any of these products? If so it would be great if you could share your experience here.
Find Out How To Get Rid of Acid Reflux
I should say straight away that there appears to be no “miracle cure” for acid reflux. From what I have read, what works for one may not work for another, but the more knowledge we can accumulate and share, the better the chance of finding relief for each one of us.
I hope you find the information on this site useful, and feel motivated to respond in the comments, so we can all learn from your experience.
Wherever possible, we investigate any accounts for relief or cure of heartburn / acid reflux by going to the source of the claim. Most of the links on the site lead to learned articles and studies in support or denial of these claims.
However, some lead to products which in our view may help in your efforts to deal with this disease. If you decide to buy those products, we earn a small commission.
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