Digestive Enzymes and Heartburn
Weird. They call it heartburn but it does not affect the heart. Then why call it heartburn? Heartburn with its bitter taste in the throat and mouth is a burning feeling in the lower chest. It usually happens after eating a big meal or while lying down. Heartburn can last a few minutes or a few hours.
Heartburn is caused by a stomach acid that irritates the esophagus that causes heartburn. If someone is experiencing heartburn sometimes then it is probably not serious but if the heartburn is frequent then it may be serious and can lead to esophagitis. Esophagitis is severe because it inflames the lining of the esophagus, narrows the esophagus that then leads to bleeding and trouble swallowing. Frequent heartburn also could have a symptom for acid reflex disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastritis, hiatal hernia or peptic ulcer.
So if you want you heartburn to not go serious then you also need to avoid the factors that will make it worse. Heartburn becomes worse when people after overeating bends down or lies down. Pregnancy, stress and certain foods can also make matters worse for heartburn. Other things that can make heartburn worse are cigarette smoking, regular and decaffeinated coffee, alcohol, carbonated drinks, citrus fruits, tomato products, mint or peppermints, chocolates, onions, fatty foods, spicy foods, medicines such as sedatives and those for high blood pressure and being overweight or obese.
One tip that can lessen the chances of heartburn is by taking in digestive enzyme supplements.
Digestive enzymes deficiencies can cause gas, bowel problems, bloating, food allergies, indigestion, weight gain and of course, heartburn. These digestive enzymes are very essential to the body because they initiate and control almost every biochemical reaction in the body. Digestive enzymes break down food particles into components for the cells. Digestive enzymes are needed to rebuild and repair tissues and bones. Digestive enzymes also detoxify our blood and tissues, they also are needed to convert food into energy. Digestive enzymes are also needed for our immune system to work optimally.
But the bad thing about it, our bodies have a limited supply of enzymes. We lose 13% of our enzyme potential for every 10 years of our lives. 50% of adults do not produce enough digestive enzymes. Research has even declared that the faster we use up our enzymes, the sooner we die. But this imbalance can be undone by taking in digestive enzyme supplements.
So again if your heartburn is becoming serious then you better follow seriously those tips above. Before its too late. Have a nice day then! Chow!