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  • Older Adults Prescribed With Heartburn Drugs Have An Increased Risk Of Pneumonia    

    Also, Most Of These Adults Do Not Require Taking The Drug    

    According to researchers, heartburn drugs had been related to pneumonia in older adults of 60 years or older. Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are drugs used to decrease acid production in order to protect the stomach. Another problem is that 40% of older adults are prescribed the drug, but the truth is that 85% of these adults do not need them. One of the reasons is that drugs are prescribed for a specific illness, but continue to take them once the illness Is treated. The research does not explain the incidence of pneumonia. Previous studies have also linked PPIs to kidney malfunction, fractures, and cardiovascular disease. Click here for more details.

     

  • The Circadian Clock Controls All The Body Processes, Besides Wake And Sleep    

    It Controls The Digestive System, Hormone Release, And Brain Chemicals, Among Others    

    The circadian clock is responsible for defining the sleep and wake time. However, these are not the only activities controlled by the circadian clock. In fact, most of the body’s activities are controlled by it, including organ functioning, hormone release, brain chemicals, and digestive enzyme, among many others. It controls when is the time for optimal digestion, and instructs the heart when to increase and when to lower blood flow. It also tells systems to “go to sleep” when the body is asleep. This is the case of the digestive system, in which if a person has a late night snack, the food is not digested, it just sits there until next day, along with the acid the stomach has produced. Due to the fact that the acidic food matter is not advancing to the intestines, there is a risk of acid reflux. the circadian clock also controls the salivary glands, producing saliva when the body is awake to aid with the digestion, and reducing the production at night. Check how the circadian clock controls the other organs and body processes. Click here for more info.

     

  • Eating Disorders Can Have Long Lasting Effects On The Body, Even After They Have Been Treated    

    Binge Eating Can Alter The Metabolism, Preventing Weight Loss, While Forced Starving Can Cause Acid Reflux And Permanent Change In The Digestive Tract    

    According to a study, eating disorders can have long time effects, which can make recovery difficult. Among the eating disorders are binge eating, anorexia, and bulimia, among others, which can result in physical and emotional damage to the patient. The most common is binge eating, which often goes undiagnosed. Excess food ingestion alters the body’s set point weight and defines a new normal metabolism level. Therefore, when trying to lose weight, the metabolism just slows down and does not return to the original point. Therefore, weight loss efforts do not have the expected results for the patients, but a special diet and lifestyle can promote thyroid production and increase metabolism. Other eating disorders for losing weight by purging can also leave permanent damage after treatment. The patient may frequently induce vomiting, resulting in damage to the gastroesophageal valve due to induced acid reflux, inflammation of the esophagus, and the exposure to stomach acid can damage the vocal cords and teeth. But purging can be done also via laxatives, which can cause changes in the digestive tract, requiring medication for bowel movements. And if the patient is female, forced starvation can reduce the production of estrogen, leading to irregular or no periods at all, cause osteoporosis and risk the ability to conceive. More details click here.

     

  • Vocal Cords Can Be Damaged By Excessive Smoking And Acid Reflux    

    The Acid May Also Reach The Oral Cavity, Causing Bad Breath And Affecting The Tooth Enamel    

    Damage to the vocal cords can seriously affect the ability to communicate properly. The most common cause is yelling or screaming too much as in a musical concert or a sports event. It can also be damaged due to health conditions caused by cold weather, such as a cold or bronchitis. However, there are lesser-known causes, such as smoking, which also increases the risk of throat cancer. Also, acid reflux can damage the vocal cords, because the acidic food matter can go past the esophagus reaching the throat, affecting the throat and even the oral cavity. The acidic matter in the mouth will also cause bad breath and damage the tooth enamel. A vocal cord injury will show as a hoarse voice for two weeks, but it usually heals itself. More info click here.

     

  • A Burning Sensation In The Tongue And He Lips Can Be Caused By The Burning Mouth Syndrome    

    Other Symptoms Are IBS, Back Pain, Headaches, Panic Attacks And Ringing In The Ears    

    There is a health condition, called burning mouth syndrome (BMS), which is usually more common in post-menopausal women. Its symptoms are burning on the tip, sides, and top of the tongue, roof of the mouth, and the inside surface of the lips, and an altered sensation of taste. It is caused by an abnormal behavior to some nerve fibers, which transmit pain without any reason. This can be triggered by menopause, mental conditions, TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders, and stress and anxiety. Other symptoms are a headache, shoulder pain, back pain, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), panic attacks, palpitations and ringing in the ears, among others. It can be treated with anti-anxiety medications and preventing the use of mouthwash and the ingestion of acidic foods. Additional details click here.

     

  • Chemotherapy Can Be A Life-Saving Treatment, But Also Has Many Side Effects    

    Among Them Are Nausea, Constipation And Vomiting, Hair Loss, Mood Changes, And Oral Injuries    

    Being diagnosed with cancer is one of the worst news that a person can receive. Many patients have doubts and are confused about cancer treatment, especially chemotherapy. The objective of this treatment is to destroy the cells that are growing fast, like cancer cells, but unfortunately, it also targets other fast-reproducing, healthy cells, such as hair follicles, mouth, digestive tract, and bone marrow. It can also affect the heart, kidneys, bladder, lungs, and nervous system. The most common side effect is hair loss because the chemotherapy drug affects the hair follicles. It will also affect hair on the eyebrows, eyelashes, arms, legs, and genitals. However, not every chemotherapy drug causes hair loss. another common symptom is nausea and vomiting. The drug has an effect on the gastrointestinal system, causing the nausea sensation or actual vomiting. Other gastric issues are constipation and diarrhea, which can be prevented by eating high-fiber foods and staying hydrated. Chemotherapy can also affect oral health, causing mouth sores, and also mood changes, including anxiety and depression, and have a negative effect on the cognition. More Information click here.

     

  • Identifying If A Certain Food Causes Allergy Or Sensitivity    

    Food Sensitivity Is Linked To Food Intolerance, While Food Allergy Is More Serious And Can Be Life-Threatening    

    There are times in which a person has a sensation similar to the flu, or headaches, and cannot determine why. The cause might be related to certain foods that cause a negative effect on the body, which results in a food allergy or food sensitivity. This causes an adverse reaction on the body, which can be skin rashes, indigestion, and even difficulty breathing. The reaction determines if the cause is an allergy or sensitivity. Sensitivities are not life-threatening, and they are usually caused by an incapacity to digest or to process food, also known as food intolerance. The most common symptoms are stomach pain, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation. To identify which food originates the sensitivity, the idea is to keep track of the ingested foods. Food allergies are more serious and complicated. The immune system recognizes the ingested protein as an invader, and reacts to it with antibodies, leading to physical symptoms that can be life-threatening. Common symptoms are shortness of breath, itching, trouble swallowing, and tongue swelling. Check all the symptoms caused by allergy or sensitivity, and the most common foods that can cause it. Additional information click here.

     

  • Causes And Symptoms Of Stomach Ulcer    

    Frequent Heartburn, Nausea, And Vomiting Are Some Of The Symptoms    

    Abdominal pain is usually related to indigestion or acid reflux. However, it can also a symptom of a more serious condition, such as an ulcer. However, there are other health conditions that also have the same symptoms. The most common causes are bacteria called Helicobacter pylori and taking too much NSAID pain relievers, such as ibuprofen. Contrary to common belief, stress and anxiety do not cause ulcers. Among the symptoms are pain between the sternum and belly button, the pain has a burning sensation, which can be caused by a peptic ulcer. Also, there is nausea so intense that leads to vomiting, and also there is frequent heartburn. Another symptom is feeling full quickly. Check all the symptoms. More info click here.

     

  • Avocado Can Cause Allergy Due To Its Content High In Histamines    

    Among The Symptoms Are Inflammatory Reactions To The Digestive System Similar To IBS And Acid Reflux    

    Some people may be allergic to avocados. Because is that avocados have a high concentration of histamine, which is related to many allergies. Histamines are chemicals that have various purposes such as releasing stomach acid and activating the immune system to heal infections. If a person with histamine allergy eats avocado or other food which contain histamines, the result might be an inflammatory reaction in the digestive system symptoms very similar to IBS or acid reflux. Besides avocado, there are other foods that contain histamine, such as the spinach, tomatoes, pumpkin, and red kidney beans, among others. Check the foods as must be avoided to prevent histamine allergy. Additional details click here.

     

  • A New Device For Controlling Acid Reflux Symptoms Will Be Available Over-The-Counter    

    It Is A Non-Surgical Device That Will Be Worn On The Neck And Prevent The Return Of Acidic Matter To The Throat    

    There is now an over-the-counter for treating the symptoms of acid reflux. When stomach acid returns, it might reach the throat, vocal cords, and even the oral cavity. This non-surgical device is worn in the neck to prevent the food matter from returning to the throat and passing to the lungs. Therefore, the patient will avoid acid reflux symptoms such as dry coughing, difficulty swallowing, hoarse voice, postnasal drip, and other head and neck damages. According to its manufacturers, it is a safe alternative to medication, surgery, and sleep modification. There will be also another version with smartphone connectivity for better user experience. Click here for more info.

     

  • These Warning Signs Could Result In Cancer    

    Among Them Are Digestive Problems, Presence Of Blood On Stool Or Urine, And Mouth Injuries    

    There are certain symptoms that can be a consequence of a potential cancer. One of them is the presence of blood, not as a result of an injury or menstruation, but in the stool, urine, or a cough. Other symptoms are unexplained fever and weight loss. Fever can be caused by an infection, but it is controlled by meds. However, it can be concerning if it is recurring, or lasting over one week. Unexplained weight loss can be caused by the hormones secreted by cancer cells, which cause mass wasting. There are also gastric conditions, such as a persistent heartburn and prolonged reflux, caused by modifications in the lining of the esophagus, and continuous bloating, in the sensation of an abdominal pressure, which can be caused by ovarian cancer, and irregular bowel patterns, alternating between diarrhea and constipation, which can be a sign of an obstruction of the intestine caused by colon cancer. Oral health can also be affected, with the apparition of mouth or tongue persistent sores that have not healed after a month. More details click here.

     

  • Coffee Has Many Health Benefits, But It Also Can Cause Acid Reflux    

    It Relaxes The Valve That Prevents The Return Of Food Matter And Affects The Absorption Of Vitamins    

    Even though morning coffee has multiple health benefits and boosts the mood, it also causes the secretion of the stress hormone cortisol, which, besides helping wake up, prepares the body for a dangerous situation. It might have side effects like headaches, digestive issues or fast heartbeat. A morning coffee could also affect the esophagus because it stimulates the secretion of stomach acid and relaxes the valve that prevents the returning of stomach matter, resulting in acid reflux. This effect is worse if coffee is consumed with an empty stomach. Leading to stomach cramps. Caffeine also affects the absorption of certain substances, such as vitamins A, B, C, D, and iron cannot. It is recommended taking these vitamins two hours after drinking coffee Additional information click here.

     

  • Certain Drugs May Include Depression As An Unwanted Side Effect    

    Among These Are PPIs For Treating Acid Reflux, And Beta-Blockers For High Blood Pressure    

    Most drugs help in treating certain health conditions, but may also have side effects. One of these side effects is depression. Among these drugs are proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), which are used to treat acid reflux, birth control pills, and emergency contraceptives, beta-blockers used to treat high blood pressure, and anticonvulsants like gabapentin, among others. The risk of depression increases if the patients are taking various medications. A study on a group of patients revealed 6.9% had depression if taking one drug, but more than 15% had depression if taking three or more drugs. This was compared with patients that did not take any of these drugs, which had a depression rate of 4.7%. Additional information click here.

     

  • The Truth About Alkaline Water    

    It Might Help Patients With An Aggressive Type Of Acid Reflux That Also Affects The Throat    

    Studies have shown that alkaline water, along with medications, can relieve the symptoms of laryngopharyngeal reflux, a harmful type of acid reflux in which the acidic food matter returns up to the throat. However, alkaline water vendors also say that it provides better hydration, detoxes, and it even cures cancer, but there is no scientific evidence to back it up. Also, there is no effect in the stomach, because the highly acidic environment in the stomach will neutralize it. Additional info click here.

     

  • Excessive Garlic Consumption Can Have Harmful Health Effects    

    It Can Affect Liver Function, Cause Heartburn, And Bad Breath    

    Even though garlic makes food taste better and is beneficial for the body, eating it daily can lead to harmful side effects. It can affect the liver, which is responsible for protein metabolism, blood purification, fat metabolism, and removing ammonia from the body. Garlic contains a compound called allicin, which can be toxic to the liver if ingested in large quantities. It can also result in diarrhea, heartburn, nausea, and vomiting if eaten with an empty stomach. Also, there is a well-known effect, in which the excess Sulphur can be released through the skin or breath causing bad body odor and bad breath. Additional info click here.

     

  • Good Health Indicators Can Be Gross And Not Socially Acceptable    

    These Include Smelly Farts, Burping, And Frequent Urination    

    There are signs that serve as an indicator of good health. However, these signs are also gross, such as smelly farts, such as rotten eggs, which are a sign that there the person is ingesting adequate protein. Other smells can show a serious condition. Burping is not socially acceptable, but it should, because it is used by the body to release gas and pressure. The inability to burp results in burping and trapped gas. On the other hand, if it also includes heartburn, it could be a sign of acid reflux. Frequent urination is also good, meaning that the person is well hydrated. If the urine has a foul smell or a darker color, it can be a sign of an infection or dehydration. The grossest of all is a smooth feces, which means that the body is obtaining the adequate vitamins. More details click here.

     

  • Drinking Baking Soda Has Health Benefits For The Digestive Process    

    However, Taken In Excess Will Increase The Ingestion Of Sodium And Increase The Risk Of Osteoporosis    

    Baking soda can maintain a healthy pH balance through the gastrointestinal system for ideal digestion, minimizing acid reflux, and promoting healthy bowel functioning. According to a study, it can also help reduce inflammation related to autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. Drinking baking soda signals the stomach to produce more acid in order to help digest the next meals, and also signals the spleen to stop producing an inflammatory response to food. In other words, it gives an anti-inflammatory stimulus. Also, in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease, it has shown a 60% decline when taking baking soda. However, taken in excess, it can be harmful. It has a high sodium content and also can affect the body’s capacity to absorb calcium, increasing the risk of osteoporosis and other bone diseases. Click here for more details.

     

  • Drinking Coffee Has Beneficial Effects On The Liver    

    It Lowers The Risk Of Developing Cirrhosis And Advanced Liver Disease    

    According to new research, coffee can be beneficial for the liver. The study showed that persons who drank three or more cups per day lowered the risk of being hospitalized due to serious liver conditions, in more than 20%. It also showed that low levels of coffee consumption were not harmful to the liver, on the contrary, it decreased the risk of developing cirrhosis and advanced liver disease. Click here for more details.

     

  • The Human Body Hosts Millions Of Microorganisms That Aid –And Can Also Interfere- With Its Normal Processes    

    Some Are Located In The Hair Follicles And Scalp, The Intestine, And Even Cause Bad Breath And Cavities    

    The human body is a house for millions of bacteria and other microorganisms that help in maintaining good health. These bacteria also help to contain the growth of harmful bacteria. However, if the amount of “good” and “bad” bacteria get out of balance, leading to fungus infections or bacterial yeast. Some of the microorganisms live on the eyelashes and inside the hair follicles. There are other bacteria in the form of yeast in the scalp. A poor diet or other causes could cause an imbalance, leading to rosacea or seborrheic dermatitis. Other bacteria in the hair is located in the armpits, responsible for the strong smell, which is caused by their combination with fatty acids and proteins in sweat. It is also well-known that there are intestinal bacteria that aids with digestion. In fact, according to specialists, the typical healthy adult digestive system has almost four pounds of microorganisms consisting of over three million genes. There are also bacteria in the mouth which aids with digestion, but there is also another type of microorganisms that are harmful, which are responsible or cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. Check all the types of bacteria and microorganisms that live in the human body. More info click here.

     

  • Learning The Causes Of Hiccups And How To Deal With It    

    If It Lasts More Than 48 Hours, It Can Be A Critical Health Condition    

    Hiccups are involuntary, intermittent spasms of the diaphragm. Hiccups are caused by an irritation of the diaphragm, making it spasm, and shutting the vocal cords, making the characteristic hic sound. It can be caused by drinking sodas, excessive eating, and swallowing air when chewing gum. It is believed that the spasm is activated by the vagus nerves which runs from the neck to the diaphragm, but there might be other nerves involved. If the hiccups are lasting more than 48 hours, the cause can be nerve irritation or damage from acid reflux. Also, type 1 or 2 diabetes may involve damage to vagus nerves. There are home remedies, such as holding the breath or taking frequents sips of water, but if it is lasting more than 48 hours, one solution can be injecting an anesthetic to calm the phrenic nerve. Check all the possible causes of hiccups. Click here for more information.

     

  • Mint Can Reduce Bloating, Removing The Excess Stomach Gas    

    It Can Also Reduce The Symptoms Of Abdominal Pain Caused By Eating Spicy Foods    

    Stomach bloating is caused by soda drinks, or by eating foods such as cruciferous vegetables that cause a swelling in the abdominal area. However, this can be managed with mint tea. Mint contains a substance called menthol, which helps normalize stomach contractions. Also, the natural oils in mint aid in breaking down and removing the gas from the gastrointestinal system. Also, mint tea can contain peppermint, which soothes the symptoms of bloating, and relieves abdominal pain. According to a study, peppermint can also activate an anti-pain channel in the intestine, reducing the abdominal pain associated with eating spicy foods. More Information click here.

     

  • Bacteriophages Can Be An Alternative To Antibiotics    

    They Don’t Attack Beneficial Cells    

    Antibiotics are one of the pillars of modern medicine, allowing the successful treatments of health conditions that were previously life-threatening. However, they have side effects, such as the affecting the beneficial gut bacteria. This is because antibiotics attack the bacteria responsible for the diseases, but also the beneficial bacteria. The answer might be replacing antibiotics with bacteriophages, viruses that attack and kill bacteria. Even though many may object using a virus to fight off bacteria, bacteriophages only attack bacteria, leaving human cells untouched, and can be very specific to certain bacterial strains, with no apparent side effects. This would prevent affecting the beneficial intestinal bacteria, which are associated with various long-term beneficial health outcomes. More details click here.

     

  • How Excess Sugar Is Related To Diabetes    

    Overweight People Have Excessive Calorie Intake, Which Leads To Diabetes    

    There is a belief that sugar ingestion is directly related to diabetes. This is because his condition is referred to high levels of sugar in the blood, in the form of glucose. There is a misconception in which blood glucose is only originated by sugar ingestion. However, glucose is one of the many sugars that belong to the family of carbohydrates. There are other types of sugars, which are not as effective as increasing glucose levels. On the other hand, there are other carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, that also influence sugar level. The fact is that type II diabetes is related to excess body weight. Overweight people take eat sugar and ingest extra calories that result in weight gain. Also, overweight people tend to have poor diets and an unhealthier lifestyle, which contributes to increasing of the risk of diabetes. More Information click here.

     

  • Identifying The Symptoms Of A Gastric Ulcer    

    The Can Include Heartburn, Indigestion, And Intolerance Of Fatty Foods    

    One of the most common gastrointestinal diseases is peptic ulcer disease (PUD). Ulcers also occur in the stomach, called gastric ulcers, and duodenal ulcers, occurring in the upper portion of the intestine, called the duodenum. To a very strong acid helps to process food, but these organs are protected by a mucus, called the gastroduodenal mucosal defense. There are cases in which this balance is disturbed, either because there is a greater acid secretion, or the mucosal defense is weakened. The causes might e an infection by a microorganism called Helicobacter pylori, or excess use of certain drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), among other drugs. In some cases, there are no symptoms, but in most cases, there is an abdominal pain after food ingestion, and also a nocturnal pain. Other symptoms are heartburn, indigestion, intolerance of fatty foods, loss of appetite, which is relieved by antacids, or food intake, in the case of an empty stomach. Other symptoms are slow bleeding, that even though can go undetected in the stools, can be life-threatening. Treatments include gastro protectant drugs for the protection of the mucosa, and avoiding the use of NSAIDs. Additional info click here.

     

  • How To Improve Naturally The Effects Of A Poor Diet    

    Includes Eating Whole Foods, Healthy Fats, Fiber, A Proper Hydration And Avoiding Preprocessed Foods    

    Many people don’t have much time to eat a healthy lunch or come back home too tired to prepare a proper dinner. It is known that a poor diet will result in obesity, digestive problems, and an increase in the risk of cardiovascular issues and diabetes. However, it is possible to improve digestion in a natural way, and also repair the damage that a poor diet is causing. One way is to eat whole foods and not preprocessed foods, which contain additives, trans fats, excess sodium, artificial food sweeteners, and refined carbs. The diet must also contain fiber to reduce constipation, and decrease the risk of certain digestive conditions, such as ulcers, acid reflux, and IBS. There are two types of fiber. One is soluble, which absorbs water and adds bulk to the stool, while the insoluble acts like a toothbrush, helping the food movement inside the intestine. Healthy fats are also important in the diet, which includes omega-3 fatty acids, which is contained on foods such as nuts, flaxseeds, chia seeds, salmon, mackerel and sardine. Proper hydration is also essential, which may include, besides water, non-caffeinated drinks, herbal teas, and fruits and vegetables with high water content. Check all the advice for natural digestion. Click here for more information.