Heartburn (GERD) | Acid Reflux, Indigestion & Hiatal Hernia
Heartburn is when you feel symptoms of acid splashing up and out of the stomach. As a result, heartburn is sometime called acid reflux.
At Nielsen Clinic (Calgary), we help develop a treatment plan specific to your current health needs. We help our patients get to the root of their health concerns by customizing treatment and helping you to make positive lifestyle adjustments. If needed, we provide food intolerance testing as well as additional gastrointestinal tests which may identify potential underlying imbalances.
Below are sections offering information for common questions as well as various elements of infertility.
+ What is heartburn, GERD and hiatal hernia?
Heartburn: is caused by acid regurgitation that moves from your stomach into the throat causing a burning sensation in the chest.
GERD: is a when your body has chronic exposure of stomach acid involving your food pipe (esophagus). As a result, the lining of your esophagus becomes inflammed causing long term symptoms of GERD.
Hiatal Hernia: occurs when your stomach bulges up into the chest causing your stomach acid contents to move into your esophagus.
+ What causes heartburn, GERD or hiatal hernias?
Heartburn/GERD occurs when your stomach acid moves up from the stomach into your throat (esophagus).
While gravity helps with keeping the stomach contents away from the throat, a valve called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) helps keep stomach acid inside the stomach.
Sometimes this valve does not close tight enough, or opens too often, which results in the stomach acid moving into your esophagus causing burning sensations.
+ How do we treat heartburn, GERD or hiatal hernias?
At Nielsen clinic we treat heartburn issues by detecting the underlying condition or imbalance and restoring the proper function of your organs. Once we restore the balanced functioning of your body your body will self-heal any underlying conditions and fertility will be optimal for conception to take place. Specific treatment options will vary depending on your specific circumstance, and each treatment will be tailored to the individual.
Natural Heartburn, GERD & Hiatal Hernia Treatment
NIELSEN CLINIC APPROACH TO HEARTBURN, GERD & HIATAL HERNIA
At Nielsen Clinic we use homeopathy, acupuncture, supplements, herbal medicine, and diet and lifestyle counselling to optimize your digestive health. In addition, we may do a full workup involving your digestive system ranging from food intolerance to specific tests to detect inflammation and bacteria flora imbalances.