This Article is About
acid reflux
health food store
stomach acids
gastroesophageal reflux disease
necessary nutrients
favorite health
digestive system
microorganisms
gerd
Probiotics, Acid Reflux - Which One Wins?
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Probiotics, Acid Reflux - Which One Wins?

Do you think the term probiotics acid reflux is a contradictory term? It is because probiotics is a good thing for your body while acid reflux is not. What happens when they happen together and what can be done to resolve any symptoms that the individual may experience?

We know that probiotics are required for our digestive system to function and we know that acid reflux can harm us. Can probiotics resolve an acid reflux condition and is there a possibility that probiotics make the acid reflux worse? Before we the probiotics acid reflux scenario, let’s review both terms individually.

Probiotics are found naturally in our bodies. There are actually around 400 different probiotics in our body’s diligently working to keep us healthy. Probiotics are super microorganisms that help to break down foods into a small enough form that our bloodstream can absorb the necessary nutrients from the foods we’ve eaten.

Probiotics - If our bodies don’t have enough probiotics, by the way there are bad and good ones, then we must supplement our diets with a supplement or certain foods that contain the cultures our body requires. Supplements can be purchased at your favorite health food store, pharmacy or nutritional store; if you have concerns as to which ones would be best for you or if you should even take them, consult with your physician. You can also take them naturally through foods with live cultures already in them like yogurt.

Acid Reflux - The medical name is gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD and is when stomach acids move backwards up into the esophagus. This can be a very uncomfortable condition which is generally treated with medication and/or a change in the diet. Once controlled, the symptoms are reduced or resolved.

On one hand we have the probiotics working hard to keep our digestive system functioning properly while on the other hand the acid reflux is occurring and causing us uncomfortable pain. The acid reflux is caused by the gastric juices from the digestive system which may mean that the probiotics are not functioning properly or the body does have enough to fight and conquer the bad bacteria within the digestive system. The circle of probiotics acid reflux ups and downs can be a tricky one to resolve.

Both issues can be treated but the treatments must be done in such a way that the body’s own processes will be maintained and supported rather than damaged and discounted. Since the digestive system can be sensitive in some people, the balance must be carefully maintained. It seems that there is a vicious circle which must be stopped.

If there is a solution for the probiotics acid reflux circle, it will be specific to the individual who is suffering. It could be that an increase in the probiotics will resolve the acid reflux disease as more food can be dissolved more quickly and prevent the acid reflux. It could be that the acid reflux is being caused by certain foods and a change in the diet is required.

Overall, probiotics are good for us and we can add them to our daily diets through supplements or by eating certain foods. Acid reflux is common is 6 out of every 10 adults and is this due to our diets or other issues? Discussing probiotics, acid reflux and your health require education, prevention and a proper diet and exercise program.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Acid Reflux And Asthma – Discovering The Connection And Looking At A Solution
Nobody is quite sure what exactly the connection is between acid reflux and asthma. The two seem to be closely related when you look at some of the statistics. For example we now know that about 75% of people with asthma also have problems with acid reflux disease. It seems…
By: Robert Locke in  Health and Fitness  >  Heartburn and Acid Reflux   Nov 22, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Acid Reflux, what it is and what can be done about it
Acid reflux is a painful condition, as anyone who suffers from it will tell you. This article will tell you about the causes of this condition as well as telling you about steps you can take to combat it. Finally, I suggest where you can go to find out about…
By: David Wiseman in  Health and Fitness  >  Heartburn and Acid Reflux   Feb 03, 2011  
1
  Likes: 1

Food Allergy Cure - What You Don't Know
Many people have food allergies and many people don't know it but it's killing them. Food allergies are becoming more and more prevalent in today's world. Nearly everywhere you look you can see signs in windows at bakeries, pizzerias, and any other kind of restaurant offering gluten free crusts, or…
By: Trevor4 in  Health and Fitness  >  Allergies   Aug 02, 2012  
0
  Likes: 4

Acid Reflux And Pregnancy Questions And Answers
Many mothers to be ask about acid reflux and pregnancy questions because it is a troublesome problem and there are no easy answers. There are a lot of hormonal changes going on in the body of a pregnant woman. One of these is that the muscles begin to relax in…
By: Robert Locke in  Health and Fitness  >  Womens Issues   Nov 22, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Fastest Way to Lose Belly Fat
The fastest way to lose belly fat is a combination of exercise and nutrition. But how fast that is depends on your metabolism as you take nutritional and exercise measures. Having said that, there could be hormonal factors that raise their complicated heads. You may not get too far with…
By: John T Jones, Ph.D. in  Health and Fitness   Jul 01, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Using Peppermint Oil As A Nasal Congestion Remedy
For all my nasal congestion suffers I have a home remedy that is easy and cost effective. It does not matter if you have seasonal allergies, a cold or the flu. I have found this remedy to be very effective. Can you say peppermint oil. Yes, peppermint oil does wonders…
By: L. Williams in  Health and Fitness  >  Aromatherapy   Mar 19, 2012  
1
  Likes: 10

How To Use Peppermint Oil To Rid Home Of Mice!
Hello Folks, ****Reader the information provided is based on my own personal experience. Yes, you read the title correctly peppermint oil can be use to rid the home of mice and quite possibly rats. So let's get to it I know typically when you think of peppermint what comes to…
By: L. Williams in  Home Improvement  >  Green Living   Mar 17, 2012  
4
  Likes: 7

How to Use Rosemary Oil for Hair Growth
Hello Folks, Today I want to talk about using Rosemary Oil to stimulate hair growth. I know these days everybody is looking for the next great thing to help or rid baldness. Well I am here to tell you that growing hair naturally takes time and energy. Well, lets get…
By: L. Williams in  Health and Fitness  >  Hair Loss   Mar 18, 2012  
1
  Likes: 24

How To Cure Anxiety Naturally Using What You Already Know
Anxiety sufferers the world over spend so much time searching for how to cure anxiety naturally, but I wonder if most of them really know what that even means. To find a natural cure for something doesn't necessarily mean herbs or tinctures found at the health food store. While some…
By: Wally Brown in  Health and Fitness  >  Anxiety   Dec 21, 2011  
1
  Likes: 1

Homemade Scalp Scrub
We all take care of our hair any way we know how--but what about the scalp? Regular use of shampoo, conditioner, and hair products can lead to product buildup on the scalp. This buildup can result in hair loss, discomfort, itchiness, and flaking. You also may already have dry scalp,…
By: Beauty Bard in  Womens Interests  >  Beauty Products   Apr 15, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

5 Great Uses for Essential Oil Of Lavender
I always make sure I have a bottle of lavender essential oil on hand. It's the most versatile yet gentle oil out there, and it can be used for pretty much anything. I've been using lavender essential oil for years. I'm drawn to her beautiful, soothing and healing scent. I…
By: Anne Linn in  Health and Fitness  >  Aromatherapy   Apr 23, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Sugar Free Or Low Fat?
Which is better: sugar-free or low-fat? One the one hand, I have been telling you all about how bad sugar is and what it can do to you and I went so far as to tell you it is a toxic, poisonous, addictive drug. On the other hand, if you…
By: Patty Allread in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Apr 10, 2012  
3
  Likes: 2

Jfk, Mlk, Bobby (kennedy) Improved My Life Dramatically As Did Kratom
We all have milestones in our lives. Memories that are etched in stone. For instance I can remember where I was when I heard JFK was killed, Bobby too, and MLK. I remember where I first saw The Beatles (on Ed Sullivan). I remember meeting my wife Lee in Portland,…
By: Rick London in  Health and Fitness  >  Alternative   Jul 27, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Taste Home Healthy Cooking
I know to most of us the sound of the statement to taste home healthy cooking sounds pretty blah, the blah part being healthy. It is partly a mental thing. Not going to go into every little detail now, but hopefully this will give you something to think about. We…
By: Sir William in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Nov 20, 2012  
4
  Likes: 1

Gammon Walk, Barnstaple
Gammon Walk is a situated between the western end of High Street and Tuly Street in Barnstaple. It is a delightful covered shopping area which retains that outdoor feel while keeping you sheltered from the elements. Don't forget to glance upwards as you enter the lane to admire the signage…
By: Rosie in  Travel and Leisure  >  City Guides and Information   Apr 18, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 2613    Report this Article