You put your head down expecting a full night’s sleep. Midnight hits and you wake-up with chest and stomach pains. You immediately question the worst, A Heart Attack. But after a trip to the hospital you realize you don’t have a heart attack but heartburn (also known as acid reflux or GERD). That is the good news! However, the bad news is that heartburn can sometimes lead to cancer if left untreated.
Acid Reflux and Heartburn Treatment
Acid Reflux is the cause of a weak sphincter muscle in the esophagus which allows digestive juices to enter the throat and mouth. Doctors diagnose the condition as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The condition will cause the following: chest pains, stomach pains, nausea and sweating. Most people know acid reflux by the name of heartburn because of the burning sensation in their chest. And even more people know acid reflux from experience. It is reported that at least 1 in 5 Americans have experienced heartburn in the last week. Does this describe you?
But the bad news! Most of these acid reflux sufferers leave their heartburn symptoms untreated and do not seek treatment. And after years of neglect, acid reflux can become fatal if left untreated.
Heartburn Can Lead to Cancer
Dr. De Vito of the Digestive Disease Institute stated that years of acid reflux neglect can lead to esophageal erosion, ulcers and eventually cancer. And as our diets are becoming more of a catalyst to heartburn, esophageal cancer is one of the fastest-growing cancers in the United States. An estimated 15,560 cases will be reported this year alone and of those reported many will be in the late stages. And more unfortunately, the survival rate is low.
Research has now concluded that acid reflux and heartburn could now be a fatal disease. Are you treating your acid reflux?
What You Know Can Cure You!
If you or a loved one sufferers from regular heartburns bouts, you should know that you can naturally cure yourself. If you seek medical help you will pay for it with your pocketbook and your health. Prescription drugs will be effective for 4-8 weeks but taking the medications for extended periods of time can cause extra gastrin in your body. Gastrin is a hormone that will speed up production of toxins which will eventually lead to cancer as well. If you do take medication, notice the 4-8 week warning on the bottle.
This leaves you with 2 options.
Option 1: Take acid reflux medication and risk the chance of getting cancer.
Option 2: Ignore your acid reflux and risk the chance of getting cancer.