Heartburn is a relatively common health ailment that pretty much every one of us has experienced at some point or another. While some people are more prone to developing it than others, anyone who has eaten a large, greasy, or spicy meal right before bedtime has more than likely been awakened by the discomfort that heartburn can bring about.
Whether you deal with heartburn on an occasional basis, or you have developed it as a more chronic condition, you surely want to figure out ways to beat it, either by getting temporary relief or by preventing it from being a problem in your life in the first place. This can get to be a bit of a confusing task considering how heartburn can be caused by a wide-ranging variety of issues that include stress, poor diet, or lack of sleep. This is why taking care of your health in a holistic manner is so vital to improving conditions such as heartburn.
Chiropractors at The Joint chiropractic clinics believe that chiropractic care is a key component in improving a person’s total health and wellness in a safe and holistic manner, meaning that, among other things, chiropractic adjustments that improve your health may also help reduce your heartburn.
Digestive Issues and Stress
It comes as no surprise that heartburn is a sign of problems in the digestive system, but finding out where those problems originate can be a bit tricky. Stress is actually very closely linked to gut health, so if you experience an increase in stress and anxiety, don’t be surprised if instances of heartburn increase as well.
Stress can cause heartburn in a few ways. First, it may cause you to lose your appetite, which leads to an increase in the production of stomach acids in your body. With no food to absorb these acids, it can travel up the esophagus and cause heartburn. Stress can also loosen up the esophagus so that it is easier for stomach acids to travel up and create that feeling of chest pain and tightness.
Chiropractic care may help as fully functioning joint motion and nerve function may provide stress relief, thereby reducing digestive issues. Spinal adjustments have been shown to reduce the amount of the stress hormone cortisol being produced in the body, which can greatly relax the muscles in the stomach. In turn, this may have a big impact when it comes to relieving a person from heartburn symptoms.
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