Do you suffer from heartburn symptoms?
Some people describe heartburn as a strong pain, burning, or ache behind the breast bone after eating. These feelings can begin shortly after eating, or hours later. Some people experience pain and discomfort of heartburn with every meal.
Heartburn is all too common in the United States. Some might call it an epidemic. There are a lot of sick digestive systems today.
Did you know that one of the primary causes of heartburn is a type of ulcer?
Heartburn is Often Caused by Duodenal Ulcer
Heartburn after meals is commonly a sign of a duodenal ulcer. A duodenal ulcer is an eroded (damaged) spot on the lining of the first section of the small intestine, the duodenum. This part of intestine is just after the stomach in the path of food through your digestive track.
In order your digestive system includes:
- Duodenum- small intestine
- Jejunum- small intestine
- Ileum- small intestine
- Cecum-Large intestine
- Ascending Colon
- Transverse Colon
- Descending Colon
- Sigmoid Colon
The food and drink we consume goes through specific processes at each of these stages. A duodenal ulcer and the heartburn symptoms that are associated stem from a problem in the first section of the small intestine.
Other symptoms of this ulcer problem include digestive issues of various kinds such as abdominal bloating plus fatigue. The most mysterious ulcer symptom is sudden and unexplained fatigue; suddenly you feel exhausted, weak, without any apparent reason. Fatigue may be a primary symptom or the only symptom some people feel. Many active people have had to abandon their favorite activity due to fatigue which is coming from this intestinal problem despite not having the symptom of heartburn after meals. Many people like this are simply not aware they have an ulcer!
Why would you feel fatigued? Remember that every aspect of your health is interconnected with the digestive process.
What Causes a Duodenal Ulcer and the Heartburn that Follows?
Duodenal ulcer is a typical neurovegetative disorder. Please note: “neurovegetative” does not mean “hypocondriac”. It’s something else. A neurovegetative disorder is a serious disorder, affecting the involuntary nervous system, that part of the nervous system that we cannot manage directly with our will.
It controls many organs of the body, and particularly the organs of digestion: stomach, intestines, liver, and pancreas.
What causes this kind of disorder? Situations of stress, agitation, or worry in particularly sensitive persons, may provoke duodenal ulcer.
In some cases stress can even result in colitis (inflammation of the colon), gastritis (inflammation of the stomach), hiatal hernia (protrusion of the stomach through the diaphragm), and more.
These are serious diseases, much more than imaginary diseases!
How is a Duodenal Ulcer Diagnosed and Treated?
Duodenal ulcers are commonly diagnosed with a test called a gastroduodenoscopy, a scope procedure that allows doctors to see into the small intestine. A scope is fed through the the stomach and first section of the small intestine.
After the diagnosis, the problem remains: how to cure the ulcer and get rid of heartburn.
At first glance, such a question seems trivial in modern times. The drugs used most frequently in the world for duodenal ulcers are the so-called gastro-protectors, more exactly proton pump inhibitors. These drugs have had much good success in preventing duodenal ulcer surgery. These drugs are not without risk though, as are almost every other medication.
Here is an article on Harvard Health’s website about the risk of PPI use.
Alternatives to Proton Pump Inhibitor Medications
There are holistic, natural options which one can pursue for treating ulcers and heartburn. One alternative treatment is the Mayr Cure. This method aims improve this disease almost totally through nutrition.
The Mayr Cure is in fact, even more than a cure, it is a theoretical and practical strategy. The Mayr Cure lasts months and even years – aimed at finding the optimum diet for each person. It is a very demanding treatment which learning, experimentation, and commitment. It is very worth the work. The Mayr Cure can equip you with the knowledge and skill to take care of your digestive health for life.
We all know how difficult that goal of finding and keeping an optimum diet is. Many of us have tried to eat all the foods and supplements that we are told are good for us. You may have followed this or that diet, but the results were always uncertain, or the diet was too complicated. Maybe you had no results, or bad results from the diet changes you tried. Maybe you tried to control your heartburn with some food or supplement too. But undoubtedly it is much easier to take the widely tested drugs, rather than undergo a long and demanding cure.
But we ask you this question, why not try?
A Food Cure to Stop Heartburn After Meals: The Mayr Cure
What can you do to improve your situation? You can take a pill of course, but it does not necessarily address the real cause, the thing that is having this negative affect on your body.
It would be wise to make adjustments to your mental balance by reducing stress, but you must also take action to address physical life, because psyche and body are intimately interconnected. Those who neglect the body, the physical act of digestion and eating cannot hope for an improvement of a neurovegetative disorder. It is best to seek a way to address both mental and physical factors affecting your health.
The only treatment for duodenal ulcer that we know that acts in harmony on both the body and the psyche, is the Mayr Cure. This method should be the first answer to the question we posed: how can I best take care of my heartburn after meals.
Read more about the Mayr Cure here on Doctor’ Cataldi’s Website.