DoTerra Essential Oil Support For:
Acid Reflux / Heartburn
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly referred to as GERD or acid reflux, is a condition in which the liquid content of the stomach regurgitates (backs up or refluxes) into the esophagus. The liquid can inflame and damage the lining of the esophagus although visible signs of inflammation occur in a minority of patients.
The liquid usually contains acid and pepsin that are produced by the stomach. (Pepsin is an enzyme that begins the digestion of proteins in the stomach.)
GERD is a chronic condition. Once it begins, it usually is life-long
The risk factors for reflux include hiatal hernia (a condition in which part of the stomach moves above the diaphragm, which is the muscle that separates the chest and abdominal cavities), pregnancy, and scleroderma.
Obesity, cigarettes, and possibly alcohol also increase the chance of GERD.
Heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux can be brought on or worsened by pregnancy and many different medications.
Such drugs include:
Anticholinergics - Beta-blockers - Bronchodilators - Calcium channel blockers - Dopamine-active drugs - Progestin - Sedatives - Tricyclic antidepressants
More common issues are:
- Feeling that food may be left trapped behind the breastbone
- Heartburn or a burning pain in the chest (under the breastbone)
- Increased by bending, stooping, lying down, or eating
- More likely or worse at night
- Relieved by antacids
- Nausea after eating
doTERRA Essential Oils work perfectly with the body to support normal functions of the body and dōTERRA products are safe to use on all ages.
doTERRA Essential Oil Users Have Found The Following To Assist In Acid Reflux Support:Drink 1-2 drops of Peppermint Oil in 12-16 oz of water–Rub 4-5 drops of DigestZen Oil Blend on stomach area.–Drink 2-3 drops of Lemon Oil in water each day to reduce acid in stomach, lining of the throat & esophagus.–
Diffuse Serenity Oil Blend or Balance Oil Blend in the air
Rub Frankincense Oil on chest & bottoms of feet
Take Life Long Vitality Vitamins daily
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