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Reflux/ GERD/ Heartburn

Reflux/ GERD/ Heartburn

Natural Treatment for GERD, Reflux, Heartburn in Vancouver

If you are having reflux or heartburn then you know how debilitating it can be. You want to enjoy a meal or drink but are quickly jolted out of the enjoyment with pain. You want to get some rest but when you lay down you are forced to try and sleep sitting up due to the pain. Some people experience so much burning and pain that they would rather not eat.  Others don't have any heartburn or pain they just experience a bad taste in their mouth or sore throat.

Unfortunately far too common

Treating GERD is a multiBillion dollar industry and the top selling pharmaceuticals each year are in this category. The number of people suffering from GERD is growing each year.

Reflux or heartburn is

Reflux or heartburn is when the acidic fluid in your stomach goes back up into you esophagus and causes a burning sensation. Reflux can be happening and go undetected for years.

Symptoms usually present as:

  • Burning or pain after meals  
  • Upper abdominal pain of burning
  • Chest pain from heartburn can mimic signs of a heart attack
  • Sore throat especially in the morning
  • Hoarseness
  • Bitter taste in mouth especially after laying down
  • Cough
  • Nausea
  • Excess saliva
  • Trouble swallowing

Important to distinguish reflux from other conditions

It is important to distinguish whether your symptoms are coming from simple GERD (reflux) or other conditions such as:

  • Ulcers  
  • Barretts esophagitis- precursor to cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Throat muscle spasms
  • Hiatal Hernia

The good news

The good news is that this is a completely reversible and preventable condition. Our Naturopathic Doctors have experienced the pain of reflux in their lives but have reversed it and are free from it.  They have discovered what created it in their bodies and have learned how to enjoy life and never get reflux or heartburn. Our Naturopathic Doctors have seen heartburn and reflux eliminated in patients after years of proton pump inhibitors and other medications have failed.

Go after the cause not just the symptom

By addressing the underlying cause of heartburn and reflux these conditions will melt into a thing of the past. If the underlying cause for the heartburn or reflux is never addressed then many people end up on meds for the rest of their lives. This leads to improper breakdown of their food, which in time causes irritation in other parts of their digestive tract. Improper breakdown of food is a contributing factor in many other disease processes.

The body does things for a reason and to ignore the reason you are having heartburn or reflux is missing a major red flag. Our doctors can help you discover what your body is reacting too and help you reverse this process.  

Imagine being able to control reflux

Imagine that you could completely control the symptom of reflux or heartburn. How would that feel? What would that be worth to you? We can help you discover how to take charge of your reflux or heartburn without needing to be on medication the rest of your life.  We will help you find the root cause of the heartburn and set out a clear plan for you to address it.