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More Proof Heartburn Products Are Dangerous

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  • Heartburn pain, commonly affecting nearly 60 million every month, is often described as sharp and burning, sometimes behind your breastbone and other times around your neck or throat
  • Common heartburn medications available as prescription or over-the-counter have been associated with multiple health issues related to the reduction in acid production
  • Specifically, proton pump inhibitors may increase your risk of stomach cancer
  • Heartburn is often triggered from low acid production and may be addressed using natural strategies such as improving your gut microbiome, reducing carbohydrates, adding acid to your diet and using coconut oil

Heartburn is a common condition and estimated to affect nearly 60 million Americans at least once a month. The pain is often described as sharp and burning, sometimes behind the breastbone and other times moving around the neck or throat. A Norwegian research team reported the incidence of people who experienced acid reflux at least once a week had increased by nearly 50 percent in the decade leading up to 2009.

Occasional heartburn is not uncommon, but when the pain occurs frequently, or interferes with your daily routine, it may have become chronic heartburn. Your symptoms may be the result of a problem with your lower esophageal sphincter (LES) located between the stomach and esophagus. Normally, this sphincter keeps stomach acid in your stomach, only opening when you're swallowing or to let you belch.

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