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Digestive Disorders – Heartburn (Gastritis, GERD)
“Heartburn refers to a burning feeling that can be caused by stomach acid regurgitating into the esophagus from the stomach, or by gastritis, which is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach. The most common cause of heartburn is gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Another is hiatal hernia, in which a small portion of the stomach protrudes through the sphincter between the esophagus and the stomach. Digestive Disorders: heartburn (gas, GERD) The symptoms of heartburn and gastritis may include painful or burning sensations in the upper abdomen, bloating, belching, diffuse abdominal pain, passing gas, nausea, and occasionally vomiting. The appearance of these symptoms is often associated with eating.
Digestive enzymes and probiotics should contain a full complement of digestive enzymes as well as prebiotics, which together support the function of the small and large intestine. Digestive enzymes help to fully break down food after each meal, preventing the build up of irritants in the gut that lead to post-meal bloating. Prebiotics promote the growth of friendly gut bacteria, which are important for the normal function of the large bowel as well as digestion, elimination and normal gut-immune function.
A high potency multiple vitamin and mineral should contain dosages of nutrients required to support repair the cells of the intestinal tract.
Additional Supplement Considerations
These have been shown to help heal the lining of the upper intestinal tract in several types of intestinal disorders such as ulcers and gastritis.