Your stomach contains the acid strong enough to melt the steel. This acid is contained in your stomach by a valve at the lower end of your esophagus (food pipe). At times stomach can create excessive amounts of acid caused by bacterial infection like Helicobacter Pylori, or other causes of inflammation. Make sure you get tested for Helicobacter, etc. to establish a cause of your stomach hyper-acidity.
Acid Reflux is a term used when the stomach content goes up the esophagus in the wrong direction. This contents can and up in your throat, sinuses, mouth, or even lungs, with serious consequences. If lower esophageal sphincter muscle is not closing well it allows for food, liquid and hydrochloric acid to leak back into the esophagus. The inner esophageal tissue is not designed to handle the strong acidity which inflames the region. This causes the characteristic heartburn sensation. Chronically damaging the esophageal tissue often results in esophageal cancer and other serious conditions.
Most often this reflux happens at night time when you are sleeping. As said; esophagus is not lined with acid resisting cells, so the acid burns esophagus lining. This results in the irritation of the throat lining, throat muscles, voice-box, wind pipe, and even sinuses.
Your throat starts at the back of your nose, so when this happens postnasal drip is common. You can neither swallow nor cough out the lump in the throat. This lump is caused by your esophagus lining attempting to protect itself from the acid by producing the mucus. You’re now constantly swallowing or clearing your throat to get rid of the phlegm which in turn causes excessive production of saliva. Now swallowing is almost continuous.
When you visit your doctor ask him to send you to a nose and throat specialist. Make sure specialist examines your esophagus with a Noodle Camera. If Acid Reflux has been going for some time you will have many acid burns in your esophagus, ranging from from a light red to totally black.
Specialist will most probably prescribe acid reducing medications like Dexilant, Tecta, Prevacid or Zantac until your esophagus burns heal.
Then look up for some natural ways to reduce the acidity of your stomach. Also elevate your bed frame by the headboard up to 5 or 6 inches. This will prevent acid from returning upwards.
Avoid sleeping on your right side. Eat smaller meal before the bedtime and make sure you allow at least four hours for the food to digest, if you are a meat eater. Avoid strong spices, citrus and fruit juices, tomatoes. Stress, anxiety, depression, coffee, alcohol and cigarettes increase acidity levels.
Remember, it can take months or even years to heal properly, depending on severity of the injuries. Once healed use the following procedure:
Acid Reflux can be cured. To ensure a long term success, find an exercise program on the internet for upper abdomen muscles, and incorporate it into your daily routine. The object is to make these muscles strong and increase their size. The esophagus is a muscular tube connecting the throat (pharynx) with the stomach. The esophagus is about 8 inches long, and is lined by moist pink tissue called mucosa. The esophagus runs behind the windpipe (trachea) and heart, and in front of the spine. Just before entering the stomach, the esophagus passes through the diaphragm. The upper esophageal sphincter (ring) is a bundle of muscles at the top of the esophagus. The muscles of the UES are under conscious control, used when breathing, eating, belching, and vomiting. They keep food and secretions from going down the windpipe. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is a bundle of muscles at the low end of the esophagus, where it meets the stomach. When the LES is closed, it prevents acid and stomach contents from traveling backwards from the stomach.
The LES muscles are normally not under voluntary control, but they can be. Despite the popular (and wrong) belief, your upper and lower esophageal sphincter muscles can be exercised. For the exercise of the upper ring muscle, lay flat on your back, do not lift your shoulders. Bring your head up as if looking at your toes and do neck “crunches” by bringing chin to the chest. Lower esophageal sphincter muscle exercise is more difficult. First you will need to isolate pubococcygeus (PC) ring muscles and two anal opening ring muscles and learn how to squeeze them and pull them up. PC Kegel squeezes (200) should be done on a daily bases anyway, to prevent urinary incontinence. PC ring muscles are those that stop and start your urine flow. Now that you are familiar with anal and urethra ring muscles, lay on your back ,close your eyes ,place a finger on your solar plexus ,right where esophagus joins the stomach, This is where your lower esophageal ring muscle is located. Squeeze PC, anal, and esophageal muscles all at the same time. Pay close attention to the point where your finger is touching .In the beginning, use your imagination, but over time you will be able to distinctly feel lower esophageal ring muscles movement. (For a spiritual implication of exercising these ring muscles see my eBook, “Transcendental Rebirthing”)
Now, lay on your back on the edge of bed in such a way that upper body hangs over the edge. Your knees should be slightly bent and somebody should hold your legs down. Your arms should be hanging and the pull should be felt at the solar plexus (it might be necessary to adjust body position several times to get a proper position), right where esophagus meets the stomach. Lay there totally relaxed for about a minute. Repeat for about a week. Also read the article entitled; “Candida yeast-fungi infection”, on these health pages. Follow the Lufenuron protocol and in 99.9 % of the cases your Acid Reflux will be gone.