Many of us recognize the benefits of staying fit. Some of us have managed to build into our weekly and even daily lives a routine of regular exercise. Others may not be quite so successful, often postponing the beginning of the best plans until a later date. However, did you know that athletes of a higher order, those who are categorized as endurance athletes, actually have a greater risk of some sort of gastrointestinal problems in the future?
There are a growing number of people in the United States who suffer from occasional heartburn. However, when heartburn becomes a regular occurrence, it may be time to pay a visit to your doctor. GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease is a common condition that affects approximately 20% of the population.
Acid reflux is a very common condition and although it isn't considered to be serious unless it becomes chronic, even occasional acid reflux or heartburn can be very uncomfortable. Imagine living with the symptoms of acid reflux on an ongoing basis, however. Not a very pretty picture! And yet, acid reflux is on the rise. More and more people are finding that the symptoms are part of their daily life. As if that isn't bad enough, many people suffer the social stigma of bad breath due to acid reflux.
There are more than 15 million Americans suffering from gastro-esophageal reflux disorder (GERD), or acid reflux, as it is more commonly known. While the condition can be uncomfortable as well as embarrassing, what with frequent bouts of heartburn and indigestion always threatening to ruin a good meal, there are far more serious side effects to worry about.
Most people are familiar with the medical condition known as acid reflux, characterized by heartburn, dyspepsia, and regurgitation. While these are the more common side effects of this condition, there is one that most people ignore, not suspecting that it has anything to do with the condition at hand – back pain.
Do you have a favorite flavor of chewing gum? Do you chew gum to freshen your breath, relieve tension or reduce hunger pangs? It’s pretty difficult to get through the check-out aisle at any store without being tempted by the many different available brands of gum. Clearly, Americans love to chew, but did you know that while you are chomping away that you may also be relieving heartburn?
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