Typical symptoms associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) include heartburn. With reflux you can also experience a lump in your throat, coughing, mucus in your throat and nausea. Symptoms similar to asthma may also occur with reflux.
Reflux problems often means that you have chronic (or recurring) symptoms. For some it can be difficult to explain how it feels. A recurring experience is acid reflux or an unpleasant pain in the upper abdomen. This type of reflux disease is common, but very few people get help for their symptoms. You should not have to put up with untreated reflux issues. Read on to find out more.
Reflux is caused by the opening in the diaphragm, where the oesophagus passes through, becoming weakened, so the upper part of the stomach slides freely up and down through the gap. When the stomach is able to freely slide up into the chest cavity, the lower oesophageal sphincter loses the ability to stay tight, which allows corrosive acid to leak up into the oesophagus.
The oesophagus is not made to withstand the strong gastric juices, which is the cause of the burning sensation, pain and discomfort that many describe from reflux. The root cause of these problems often comes from a hiatal hernia, which you can read more about here.
The experience of reflux varies from person to person. Whether you have a small or large leak of gastric juices into the oesophagus, you may suffer from reflux. The symptoms that appear in your everyday life may include a change in your voice, respiratory problems, dry cough, frothy and tough saliva or the feeling of a lump in the throat.
In some cases, gastric juices may cause damage to the mucous membranes of the oesophagus (such as inflammation, ulcers, or cell changes) even if you have not felt your reflux to be a major problem.
Reflux is not something that needs to be endured. Fortunately, you can now get treatment for reflux. If you are worried about your level of discomfort or feel that it affects your everyday life, contact your health care provider.
A natural treatment for reflux with no side effects and which is scientifically proven, is the throat trainer IQoro®. The goal of the throat trainer is to strengthen the entire muscle chain, from the lips down to the diaphragm and stomach. Through natural communication pathways from the mouth to the brain, muscles are activated from the face, mouth, throat and oesophagus all the way down to the diaphragm and stomach. Gradually, the diaphragm strengthens and alleviates your problems. The trouble-free periods become longer to be completely eliminated over time by naturally treating the cause behind your reflux.
You can use the throat trainer at home, at work or while travelling. The training takes only 90 seconds a day.
When you feel that you are symptom free, it is good to keep up with regular training to maintain the effects.
IQoro® is a neuromuscular training device. It allows you to strengthen the muscles that you can’t usually train - at least not by consciously controlling these muscles. The instructions to activate these ‘involuntary’ muscles come only from autonomic brain signals. That’s what IQoro® stimulates.
All it takes is 90 seconds exercise per day. IQoro® uses the body’s natural nerve pathways to activate the muscles from the face, oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus and down to the diaphragm where your hernia is situated.
Your injured muscle in the diaphragm is strengthened, and gradually your symptoms will disappear as you address their cause. Some maintenance training will be required after your symptoms have gone to keep your original symptoms at bay.
Internationally patented and manufactured in Sweden.
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IQoro® is based on many years’ scientific research, and is certified for sale and use in the EU and EEA countries.
IQoro® naturally strengthens the musculature from the face, oral cavity, upper airways, esophagus down to the diaphragm and stomach without any side-effects.
Malin’s swallowing difficulties became a torment
Malin Wallin, a 25 year old has always been slim but has never had a problem with eating. Until her last year in high school that is, when - without any warning - she began to be affected by a persistent feeling of having a lump in the throat and trouble with swallowing. It would take several years before she would be helped by a new treatment method in the form of a neuromuscular exercise device and regime from IQoro®.
It is a very modest young lady that turns up to the interview to tell us about her tough years with swallowing difficulties, difficulties that of course have caused anxiety, worry and social isolation at many shared mealtimes.
- For many years it has been a torment to eat in the company of others. I carried with me a constant fear of having something stick in my throat, and I avoided mealtimes with colleagues or friends, says Malin, who now works as a childcarer...
Niklas’ feelings of constant queasiness are gone
Niklas had dieted with the LCH method and lost weight, but he was afflicted by a reflux problem (LPR) when he went back to an ordinary diet.
Food leaked up from his stomach at night giving a feeling of queasiness and an irritating, persistent, dry cough. After he had researched the problem, Nicholas concluded that he was suffering from dysphagia, or swallowing difficulties.
– It was always gurgly in my throat and the swallowing difficulties came more intense, says Nicolas.
In the end, he sought professional help and underwent a gastroscopy, but nothing abnormal was to be seen.
– It was frustrating! Sometimes I couldn’t even sleep at night because it felt as though the remains of my food were still in my esophagus, and were leaking up into my throat.
Reviewed: Mary Hägg, PhD, Post. Doc. at Uppsala University, dentist, specialised in orofacial medicine, head of the Speech & Swallowing Center, ENT, and other operations at Hudiksvall Hospital, Gävleborg region, October 2018.