Uncovering The Link Between Probiotics And Gerd.

By Kathryn Whittaker

You may have never heard of probiotics, but they are essential for the proper function of the digestive system. Probiotics are ‘good’ bacteria that live within our digestive system that allow it to function properly and to fight of illnesses and self heal. If you don’t have enough of these good bacteria in your system, you may have problems with heartburn. Though probiotics and GERD don’t seem to be related, they are in a round about way. If you have the proper balance of probiotics in your system, you are going to have an easier time controlling reflux.

When probiotics are balanced, the digestive system can then run as it should, and it will not be struggling to self heal and carry out day to day functions. It is said that the intestines should carry at least 85% of the good bacteria in order to function properly and to fight off bacteria such as E. coli, salmonella, and other damaging microorganisms. However, most people have more bad bacteria than good. This might leave you wondering how exactly probiotics and GERD are related.

When the probiotics are out of whack, the body is more susceptible to problems, and one of the more common problems is acid reflux. GERD often happens in a digestive system that is weak in one form or another, and that would explain why a system that is low in probiotics might be more prone to having bouts of indigestion and all of the associated pain and discomfort.


Those who want to avoid taking medications to deal with their heartburn might instead look into probiotics. This is a natural cure, and has helped some with GERD. The treatment works by raising the amount of probiotics in the system, which then allows the body to deal rebalance the digestive tract and eliminate potential causes of acid reflux. These probiotics aid in digestion in many ways, including help with lactose, all foods, and some of the more troublesome carbohydrates that people eat. Bloating, pain, cramping, and indigestion may quickly go away.

This treatment may not work for everyone, however it may be worth a try to avoid being stuck taking prescription medication for long periods.

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Introducing probiotics into your diet is not something that has to be difficult as they are found in many natural sources. You can find them in yogurt, by eating homemade sauerkraut and flax oil. You can also find probiotics supplements if you don’t think you can eat enough of the right foods. However, to be beneficial ensure that whichever supplement you chose contains at least five billion microorganisms in each dose.

If you think that a lack of probiotics and GERD symptoms might be related, you can try introducing the foods or the supplements into your diet, but be sure to talk with your doctor about what you are going to do. You may find this treatment helps with your reflux, but it can also enhance your health in many other ways.

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