According to Dr Alison Siebecker, Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth is a chronic bacterial infection of the small intestine. The infection is of bacteria that normally live in the gastrointestinal tract but have abnormally overgrown in a location not meant for so many bacteria.
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are drugs such as Nexium and Losec. They are frequently prescribed in the treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux to reduce the amount of stomach acid produced; thereby decreasing the symptoms of heart burn. As we have discussed previously, it is not the stomach acid itself which is the problem, but rather its […]
Generally we are told too much stomach acid is to blame for reflux, but we are going to discuss how too little of it can cause the problem. Firstly, let’s look at what stomach or gastric acid is and what it does. Gastric acid is a combination of hydrochloric acid, sodium chloride (salt) and potassium […]
Chances are you have experienced reflux at some stage in your life. Most of us get it occasionally after a meal which has been too large, creamy, fatty or spicy. If you are getting reflux every other day, or worse, every day then it needs to be fixed. Pregnant women are the exception here. Reflux […]