Zantac or Prilosec for acid reflux or mucus reflux?
What can you do for mucus reflux?
I have been taking top brands from Zantac to Prilosec for acid reflux for 12 years. Nothing works!
I now realize that it was not acid reflux; it was mucus. I don't know if it's a parasite.
What should a I do?
It's not uncommon for someone who suffers from what is usually referred to as 'acid reflux' to develop a problem with mucus as well.
There is a type of parasite called Helicobacter pylori (or H. pylori) that affects the gastrointestinal tract, but I'm not suggesting that it's the problem in your particular situation.
Believe it or not, many people who suffer from acid reflux actually have a problem with too little stomach acid, rather than too much stomach acid.
It's unfortunate that the pharmaceutical industry has made an untold fortune selling proton pump inhibitor drugs like the ones you've mentioned when they don't fix or heal the actual problem, but rather hide it and allow the situation to grow worse.
Some doctors have been saying for years now, that acid reflux is more often caused from the declining amount of acid that your body is producing.
I realize that "sounds" backwards, but when you understand how the digestive system works, it makes complete sense.
I suggest you read the book "Why Stomach Acid Is Good For You" for a more comprehensive understanding.
I've proved this myself repeatedly over the years as I've helped different people deal with their GERD, persistent acid reflux, or even with annoying heartburn during pregnancy.
Something as simple as
sipping a glass of water that has a teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar in it - like Bragg's - can relieve heartburn or reflux, quickly and healthily.
For 12 years you have been inhibiting your body's ability to produce the acid it needs for proper and effective digestion. I'm not surprised that you are dealing with a mucus reflux problem as well.
My suggestion would be to start by cleansing your digestive system with Herbal Fiberblend
, just in case you DO have some parasite or toxic build up (which wouldn't be at all surprising).
At the same time, you can begin to "test" out some safe options to see if you actually have too little acid production - like the Bragg's apple cider vinegar in water or the use of digestive enzymes
, or probiotics (like Florafood
Of course, you can always get your stomach function tested. You may discover that you actually have a problem with your lower esophageal sphincter (LES) opening when it shouldn't.
I work on the premise of trying to FIX the problem by giving the body what it needs, rather than trying to hide the problem by giving the body what it definitely doesn't need (Zantac and Prilosec). ;)
Hoping this helps you in getting rid of the acid reflux that you've suffered with all these years as well as the new mucus reflux that you've been experiencing.
Honestly, in your situation I think I'd go with the 1, 2, 3 punch of Herbal Fiberblend, Barley Life, and AIMega to help get your body systems back on track.
Angie from allaboutparasites.com