Heartburn, while having nothing to do with the heart, does have similar symptoms to those of a heart attack or heart disease. Some of these symptoms include: difficulty swallowing, cough, stomach pain in the upper abdomen and others. If you have experienced heartburn even once, you know how uncomfortable and even painful it can be.
How many people actually suffer from heartburn?
Healthline.com estimates that roughly 60 percent of the adult American population will experience some type of gastroesophageal reflux disease within a 12 month period. Additionally, 20 to 30 percent will have weekly symptoms. The most alarming statistic, however, may be that the prevalence of weekly heartburn rose 47 percent over the last decade!
What causes heartburn and GERD?
Some of the factors that cause heartburn include: chronic stress, smoking, medications, acidic foods and beverages, caffeine and even pregnancy.
What can be done?
Luckily, heartburn is usually very treatable. At Vitopia, we recommend finding and treating the root cause of your issue, not simply treating the symptoms. The best way to find the root cause is by taking our Metabolic Assessment that will separate your health into 8 areas and identify where your issues are most likely being caused.
Your Metabolic Assessment will be reviewed by our team of healthcare professionals, who will provide you with personalized product recommendations and meal plans to start your pathway to healing.... and ridding yourself of heartburn!
If you have any questions about the Metabolic Assessment, or anything else, please contact Customer Care at firstname.lastname@example.org.