Chronic Heartburn and Indigestion

Chronic Heartburn and Indigestion Relief

Get effective, lasting relief for digestive problems:

Dr. Jere Jarrett can determine the cause of your chronic digestive problems through his advanced testing methods. He uses his natural healthcare expertise to give you real relief.

About indigestion:

Your digestive system includes the stomach, esophagus (food pipe), small intestine, colon, liver, gall bladder and pancreas.

Your digestive tract is the central processing unit for your body. A healthy digestive tract is critical to feeling good, functioning well and avoiding some serious diseases. Think of indigestion is a warning sign that something is off kilter. Indigestion is a vague feeling of pain and discomfort in the chest and upper abdomen, including a feeling of fullness and bloating, accompanied by nausea and belching. Heartburn, on the other hand, is a burning discomfort behind the lower part of the sternum that’s typically caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the rise of stomach acid back up into the esophagus. Causes of indigestion include:

  • Chronic adrenal problem
  • Diaphragm muscle spasms
  • Allergies
  • Smoking
  • Diet
  • Overeating
  • Eating too fast
  • Significant caffeine intake
  • Eating spicy or fatty foods
  • Significant alcohol consumption
  • Inflammation of the gallbladder
  • Acute or chronic gastritis
  • Acute or chronic pancreatitis
  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Gastric ulcer
  • Antibiotics
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Aspirin

Conventional treatment of Digestive Problems

Indigestion-related problems are usually treated with some type of over-the-counter or prescription medication. Often these medications can cause severe side effects like diarrhea, constipation, headaches and chest pain. The medications typically just cover up your symptoms without actually fixing the root source of your indigestion. And this can cause a dependency on the medication, too.

Natural treatment that gets results

Dr. Jere uses the highest quality supplements.

Studies have shown a direct link between back pain and indigestion. The nerves coming from the mid back area go to the gallbladder, pancreas, stomach and small intestines. Stomach dysfunction can be caused by pressure on these nerves. Dr. Jere uses a combination of chiropractic adjustments, enzymes, proper nutrition, diet and lifestyle recommendations to help beat your digestive problem. Chiropractic adjustments can decrease the pressure on the nerves while helping to restore normal nerve impulses to the organs. In many patients with stomach trouble there is also a great deal of tension in the abdominal muscles and the diaphragm. Applying some gentle pressure to these areas can also relieve stomach symptoms, as well. Dr. Jere’s approach is to look for the underlying causes of any disturbance of your digestive system and then create a program for you that will optimize your digestive system for normal function.

To make an appointment, call 727.447.4647 or click here to request an appointment online.

Exam and Consultation Special Offer

Come see Dr. Jere for a personal exam and consultation.

  • Complete diagnostic exam to determine the root cause of your condition
  • Consultation
  • Includes first treatment
  • Health and medical history evaluation
  • Lifestyle and diet evaluation
  • Full treatment plan, including lifestyle recommendations and diet and supplement plan
  • Get any questions answered

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To make an appointment, call 727.447.4647 or click here to request an appointment online.

Symptoms of Digestive Problems

If you experience any of the following symptoms with any constancy then it’s time to pay closer attention to them. Most people with indigestion have one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Heartburn or acid reflux
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloated, full feeling in stomach
  • Excessive burping, belching or flatulence
  • Nausea with or without vomiting
  • Acidic taste in mouth
  • Rumbling, gurgling or growling stomach
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Decreased appetite
  • Feeling nauseated
  • General discomfort in the belly

Tips for preventing indigestion

If you’re frustrated with your digestive problems you should start making a few small changes immediately. If you’re concerned about your digestive system or any other body issue, ask Dr. Jere about the connection between spinal health and body wellness. He’s here to help.

  • Eat smaller, more frequent meals and chew your food thoroughly
  • Limit your intake of acid-stimulating beverages and foods
  • Don’t overuse antacids
  • Don’t lie down for about two hours after you eat
  • Don’t smoke nicotine products or drink alcohol
  • Don’t chew gum or drink carbonated beverages
  • Take digestive enzyme supplements
  • Get chiropractic adjustments
  • Exercise regularly
  • Avoid stress and relax

To make an appointment, call 727.447.4647 or click here to request an appointment online.