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Drug-Free Acid Reflux Relief For Children and Adults

Drug-Free Acid Reflux Relief For Children and Adults

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Acid Reflux Drugs Lead to High Blood Pressure and a Weakened Heart

Several news organizations are reporting that commonly prescribed acid reflux drugs taken by millions of people may also cause cardiovascular disease. The reports are based on recently published research from the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Researchers found the drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors or PPIs, can cause blood vessels to constrict. If taken regularly, PPIs could lead to hypertension and a weakened heart. Common PPIs are purchasable over the counter and include Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid.

John Cooke, M.D., Ph.D., the study’s principal investigator said “our work is consistent with previous reports that PPIs may increase the risk of a second heart attack in people who have been hospitalized with an acute coronary syndrome.

The Food and Drug Administration estimates about 1 in 14 Americans has used PPIs. In 2009, PPIs were the third-most taken type of drug in the United States, accounting for $13 billion in sales. PPIs are used to treat a wide range of disorders, including gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, infection by the ulcer-causing Helicobacter pylori, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, and Barrett’s esophagus.

Drug-Free Acid Reflux Relief

Head and neck trauma such as car accidents, sports injuries, falls, and even birth trauma in children can lead to a misalignment in the upper neck that will change the communication between the brain and cause various problems, including acid reflux. The lower esophageal sphincter musculature is frequently not functioning properly due to improper nerve supply.

Dr. Godfrey Gutmann, a German medical researcher was looking into this connection all the way back to the 1960’s… in 1987 Dr. Gutmann published his research linking the upper neck to problems ranging from acid reflux to scoliosis, ear infections, torticollis, colic and many other conditions.

Upper neck misalignments can be corrected safely, gently and effectively with an upper cervical chiropractic approach such as upper cervical.

If you or your child have been diagnosed with acid reflux, before considering medication and its side effects have a thorough upper neck evaluation to look for an undetected brainstem injury.

Look for the cause of the problem rather than just covering up the symptoms.

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Dr. Armen Manoucherian of Health Edge Family Spinal Care in Glendale, California is a Glendale Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). He has helped many children and adults find natural relief in Glendale, California. His upper cervical clinic also serves the communities of Pasadena, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Burbank. He is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on his website at http://www.healthedgela.com.

How could Acid Reflux, Scoliosis and Headaches be related?

Through the Brain Stem… The Brain stem is an extension of the brain itself that extends down into the upper neck area (upper cervical spine).  The brain stem is susceptible to injury if the Atlas or Axis the top two bones in the spine are twisted or tilted as a result of traumatic accidents or injuries. Continue Reading

Newborn and Baby Acid Reflux

Newborn and Baby Acid Reflux

One of the most difficult things a new mother can go through is to see her new baby in pain. Acid reflux in babies is a common problem that causes pain and other symptoms. The most common symptoms include excessive vomiting, cough, gagging, choking or refusing to eat, crying when eating and heartburn, gas orContinue Reading

Drug-Free Infant Acid Reflux Relief in Glendale, California

Drug-Free Infant Acid Reflux Relief in Glendale, California

Tele-management, the online television website had a recent story on infant acid reflux. In the report they said: “Infant acid reflux occurs usually because the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is not fully developed. The LES is responsible for keeping the contents of the stomach away from the esophagus. When it doesn’t function well (or isContinue Reading

ABC News Reports Babies May Be Overmedicated for Acid Reflux

ABC News Reports Babies May Be Overmedicated for Acid Reflux

Too Many Acid Reflux Prescriptions ABC news recently reported that medical doctors are frequently over medicating babies for acid reflux.  New guidelines published in the journal Pediatrics say doctors and parents need to take a closer look before deciding on medication. The report goes on to say the new recommendations call for lifestyle changes first.Continue Reading

GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) and Birth Injuries

GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) and Birth Injuries

Do Babies Need NUCCA? It depends…are they misaligned? Not all children are misaligned. In our experience approximately 50% of the kids that are evaluated are misaligned. In babies it is an even lower percentage. But when the spine is misaligned as a result of birth trauma it can have significant effects. Colic and other digestiveContinue Reading

A 16 Fold Increase in Prilosec Prescriptions Is No Good for Babies

A 16 Fold Increase in Prilosec Prescriptions Is No Good for Babies

Medical Experts say Drug Over-Treatment is Common Recently, Austin Frackt, assistant professor at Boston University’s School of Public Health reporting for the Kansas Health Institute said “that there is a lot of over-treatment in U.S. medicine: the use of medications and procedures that deliver little or no benefit, increase the cost of care, and expose patientsContinue Reading

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