Too much stomach acid is often blamed for heartburn and indigestion so antacids are routinely taken to neutralize stomach acid. However this can cause more problems later as the root cause is often due to too little not too much stomach acid.
Many factors such as stress affect the production of stomach acid causing many people to suffer from unexpected heartburn, indigestion and IBS. There is also a natural decline of acid production from the age of 50. The stomach lining is protected from burning by a specific mucosal barrier unlike the oesophagus/food pipe and this is why, whenever we reflux acid back into this pipe, we experience heartburn as the pipe becomes inflamed on contact with acid.
With insufficient acidity, the valve between the top of the stomach and the lower oesophagus/food pipe remains open for longer, allowing food to reflux back into the food pipe causing heartburn. Similarly, without sufficient breaking down of stomach contents, the sphincter at the lower end of the stomach remains closed for longer, so food ferments which creates gas, increasing the pressure inside the stomach. This forces the lower oesophageal valve to open up to release the extra gas causing burping and sometimes a little of the acidic stomach contents also get released into the food pipe/oesophagus, causing heartburn.
People with a hiatus hernia are likely to experience heartburn quite regularly depending on the size and contents of a meal eaten and if they lie down within three hours of eating as part of the stomach pushes up into the chest cavity which may force a reflux of acidic stomach contents into the food pipe/oesophagus. There is relief at hand by always having Aloe Vera Comfort Sachets with you.
Anti-inflammatories relieve inflammation and pain but they are also known to cause damage to stomach linings. Sports injuries occur at any age, so children are also susceptible to developing stomach ulcers if these medications are not taken with meals. Get extra protection by also taking Aloe Vera Comfort at the same time. As some of these medications are taken 3-4 times a day, so Aloe Vera Comfort Sachets provide a more convenient way of protecting the stomach wherever you are.
Don’t regret any gut discomfort later when having fun at your year-end office party or Christmas lunch by taking Aloe Vera Comfort from a convenient sachet while you are over-indulging with food and alcohol and having fun.