You know the drill -- it begins with pregnancy and as the baby progresses in size, all of your internal organs get smashed, punched, kicked and moved in ways you never thought possible; but does this lead to the cause of acid reflux symptoms in women?
It Is More Than Just What You Eat
Have you ever wondered why some men can eat anything? More than likely they could eat nails and eliminate them from their systems without experiencing any harm at all. Kind of reminds you of the family dog, doesn't it? It seems they have guts made out of cast iron. Not so for most women, who experience fluctuations in their digestive system as continually as the sun goes up and the sun goes down. One day it's diarrhea, the next constipation.
The stomach rumbles and burns causing uncomfortable bloating, pain, gas, flatulence (oh my!) a sour taste in the mouth and a burning sensation in your throat. You've quit eating all the foods you like, and yet you still suffer the symptoms of acid reflux. What gives?
The Body's pH Balance Is Upset
What does this mean? pH stands for potential of hydrogen. Hydrogen is a gas found in the sun -- no wonder you're burning up inside. Your body's pH balance is measured by a scale of zero to 14 with 7.0 being a neutral condition. Below 7.0 is acidic, above 7.0 is alkaline. The ideal range for the body's pH is 6.1 to 7.5, preferably more alkaline at 7.4.
When your body's pH balance is upset, this is when you begin to experience acid reflux symptoms. If you don't address the problem, acid reflux symptoms in women can lead to diseases like GERD, chronic gastritis,
conditions that cause colitis, diverticulitis, diverticulosis, Crohn's Disease and a whole host of complications that could end up in cancer.
The body doesn't like to be acidic for too long. And recently studies have linked acidic bodies to a whole host of viruses and problems.