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Weekly heartburn sufferers have increased by almost 50% in the past ten years alone. If you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from this painful condition, you might be trying to find a way to stop it. If you’re looking for a heartburn doctor, we can help! The Gut Authority can get to the root cause of your heartburn so that we can do more than just reduce your digestive tract symptoms.

What Is Heartburn?

Heartburn, or indigestion, typically causes a painful burning sensation after eating. Unlike acid reflux, the pain and symptoms of heartburn aren’t chronic and are milder. Symptoms usually include:

  • Sour taste in the mouth
  • Acid reflux-like irritation
  • Sensation of burning in the chest
  • Trouble sleeping due to the pain
  • Gum irritation or bleeding
  • Dry mouth
  • Bad breath
  • Bloating or burping after meals

In some instances, heartburn can also cause nausea and loss of appetite.

What Causes It?

Heartburn can be traced back to poor gut health. While most think it’s caused by too much stomach acid or spicy foods, poor gut health leads to too little stomach acid, producing heartburn and slow digestion. This can also prevent the food in your digestive system from digesting, and it will ferment and rot, causing heartburn.

The source of acid reflux and indigestion can be confusing. If you’re experiencing heartburn, difficulty swallowing, acid regurgitation, and other symptoms, we can help. We can even check if you’re suffering from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), which is closely related to but not the same as acid reflux. If you need to see a doctor, don’t wait and call us now.

Ways that The Gut Authority Can Help You

Since heartburn is a common symptom of poor gut function, we’ll address your overall gut health first. Many people try to use over-the-counter medications for occasional heartburn symptoms, such as chest pain. Which can help relieve heartburn, but in order to get to the root cause? You need a specialist to look at you. We’ll take a look at your lifestyle as well as your food choices. Common triggers of heartburn include unhealthy foods, stress, and food allergies. After we address your overall body health, we’ll devise a plan to help heal your gut, treat GERD or other issues, and restore body balance. Lifestyle changes such as trying to avoid foods that irritate you, reducing stress, or increasing fitness levels can help you feel healthier.

Call Us Today So We Can Help

Heartburn is indicative of other problems going on in your body and poor digestive health. The Gut Authority can help heal your gut before bigger problems arise and your heartburn becomes more serious. Give us a call today if you need a heartburn doctor, so we can get your health back on track!

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