Gastrointestinal conditions are prevalent in the population and account for significant morbidity and healthcare costs. Patients with gastrointestinal conditions frequently use integrative medicine. There is growing evidence that integrative medicine approaches can improve symptoms and, in some cases, directly affect physiology and disease course. In this article we review the data on some of the most common and well-studied approaches including mind-body therapies, acupuncture, diet, probiotics, and other dietary supplements and herbs in gastroesophageal reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and nausea and vomiting. While clear recommendations can be made for some conditions, in others there are challenges in translating these findings due to small study size, lack of standardization, and trial heterogeneity. Gastrointestinal GI conditions account for substantial morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs in the US. It is associated with decreased health-related quality of life and significant healthcare costs and lost productivity. Two studies from China suggest that acupuncture 4 points stimulated daily for 6 weeks with a 2—3 day break between each week of stimulation can significantly reduce esophageal acid and bile reflux and improve GERD-related symptoms. Anxiety and depression are known to increase reports of GERD symptoms, and patients who respond less well to PPI therapy are more likely to suffer from psychological distress.
Most people are familiar with the term heartburn, that burning sensation in the chest, which happens when we eat some food that does not agree with us, but unfortunately for IBS sufferers it is not just simple heartburn. Acid reflux simply means that acid made by your stomach backs up through the lower esophageal junction where your esophagus and stomach meet. At low levels, acid reflux is a normal part of digestion and movement along the gastrointestinal tract. In normal individuals, acid reflux can cause symptoms such as heartburn, but it is not considered to be a disease. Surely it is best to avoid certain foods that trigger acid reflux, such as fatty foods, coffee, chocolate, etc. GERD is much worst than acid reflux. It is a disease that may cause significant damage to the tissues and cells of the esophagus over time. The LES is a band of muscle that acts as a valve between the esophagus and the stomach. The main symptom of both acid reflux and GERD is frequent heartburn with a burning sensation in the chest. After having scans and angiogram the result was that my heart was perfectly fine, acid reflux and GERD were causing my symptoms and a doctor suggested also poor absorption of magnesium.
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