Acid reflux – Symptoms and treatment

Typical symptoms associated with acid reflux (GERD) include heartburn. It happens when the stomach slides up through the diaphragm so that gastric juice leaks into the esophagus. We explain why you get reflux and how to treat the root cause.

With acid reflux (gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD) you can experience a lump in your throat, coughing, mucus in your throat and nausea. Symptoms similar to asthma may also occur with reflux.

Acid 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 acid reflux symptoms. You should not have to put up with untreated reflux issues. There is effective treatment you can start on your own without contact with your doctor.

If you are worried about your level of discomfort or feel that it affects your everyday life, the recommendation is always to contact your health care provider. However, it does not prevent you from starting the treatment while you wait for an examination.

Specialist nurse Charlotte Pålsson explains: What is reflux and why do you get it? (Choose English subtitles)

What casues acid reflux?

Acid 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 acid reflux. The root cause of these problems often comes from a hiatal hernia.

“It feels really amazing to get back to my old life”

Kevin Craner was in the shape of his life when he was suddenly diagnosed with reflux. He was given medicine but the side effects terrified him. Kevin thought about whether it was possible to train the muscles and took a chance with IQoro.

It made sense to me that if weakened muscles may be the problem, there must be a way of strengthening them. It made sense why it would work. I was already familiar with the concept of neuromuscular adaptions from my workouts. Read Kevin’s story

Acid reflux symptoms

The experience of acid reflux varies from person to person. Whether you have a small or large leak of gastric juices into the oesophagus, you may suffer from acid reflux.

The symptoms that appear in your everyday life may include:

  • A change in your voice
  • Respiratory problems
  • Dry cough
  • Frothy and tough saliva
  • 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 acid reflux to be a major problem.

Acid reflux treatment

Acid reflux is not something that needs to be endured. Fortunately, you can now get treatment for acid reflux. But contact your health provider if you are worried about your level of discomfort

The neuromuscular training device IQoro is a natural treatment for reflux with no side effects which is scientifically proven.

The goal of the exercise with IQoro 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 acid reflux. 

You can use the training device 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.

Reference sources

  1. Kjellén G, Tibbling L. Manometric oesophageal function, acid perfusion test and symptomatology in a 55-year-old general population. Clinical Physiology. 1981; 1:405-15
  2. Hägg M, Tibbling L, Franzén T. Esophageal dysphagia and reflux symptoms before and after oral IQoro® training. World J Gastroenterol 2015; 21(24): 7558-7562.