Dr. Tony Salamay

Functional Treatment for acid reflux

If you have been looking for acid reflux treatment in Panama City, Fl. chances are that you have gone in for consultation with your regular doctor and came out with prescriptions to treat acidity and gastric pain with antacids and gas relief meds. In reality, acid reflux is way more serious than that and simply treating the symptoms will not ease your pain or discomfort. Neither will it tackle the underlying issues of the problem. What is needed is to deal with the disease in way that it does not recur, does not interfere with your lifestyle again.

Acid reflux affects almost 40% of the adult US population. Even children are not spared. It is not just uncomfortable but also painful and tends to linger on for a long time. Before you opt for any treatment for acid reflux in Panama City, Fl. you have to know what exactly this condition entails.

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Acid reflux is a kind of gastro esophageal reflux disease or GERD, in fact, a more serious kind. This occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter opens and fails to close in time after food has passed to the stomach, leading to stomach contents rising up backwards instead of staying down. Acid reflux touches the esophagus lining and leads to inflammation and irritation. You can taste the bile in your mouth and also feel a burning sensation in throat and chest which is commonly called heartburn or acid indigestion. This is quite common but when it occurs twice or thrice in one week, then you serious need medical attention.

In initial stages most people opt for over the counter medications which suppress the disease for some time but cannot completely cure it. Traditional medical practices involve strong medications to treat digestion, nausea, intestinal pain and acidity. In severe cases, doctors also perform surgery to reduce the symptoms. But notice that none of these treatments are aiming to eradicate the cause. This is where the functional medicine and clinical nutrition based treatment for acid reflux in Panama City, Fl. comes in.

The first step in applying functional medicine for acid reflux treatment in Panama City, Fl. is to identify the symptoms and then do a series of tests to rule out other similar conditions. If you are going in for treatment you may need to check out if you suffer from these symptoms as well.

  • Recurring heartburn or a burning sensation in chest and throat
  • Regurgitation or feeling bile backing up your throat
  • Dyspepsia or acute stomach discomfort
  • Nausea and vomiting tendencies
  • Bloating or fullness in stomach
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Asthma
  • Dental erosion

Treatment for acid reflux in Panama City, Fl. focuses on lifestyle changes and healthy diet to help prevent these symptoms from recurring. This is not a generic treatment that prescribes medicines for masses. Instead it takes into account individual patient history and lifestyle idiosyncrasies to identify why acid reflux has occurred. Along with the genetic and medical history, latest lab tests are conducted to find out how the stomach is functioning and what is causing the acid reflux.

The focus is to treat the cause and not the symptom. Application of functional neurology and functional medicine is relatively new to acid reflux treatment in Panama City, Fl.. Neurological adjustments are made to open up the nerve pathways to the stomach to ensure that it functions normally. Application of clinical nutrition involves specific nutrition and herbs to support and heal the tissue.

Written by: +Tony Salamay

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