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HIATAL HERNIA


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  • Hiatal Hernia Description
  • Hiatal Hernia Frequent Signs & Symptoms
  • Hiatal Hernia Causes
  • Hiatal Hernia Conventional Medical Treatment
  • Herbal Recommendations
  • Diet & Nutritional Recommendations
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Notify Your Health Practitioner
  • Hiatal Hernia Supplement Products




  • hiatal hernia


    HIATAL HERNIA DESCRIPTION

    When part of an organ bulges out of the area where it is not supposed to be, it is called a hernia. Hiatal hernia is a condition in which the stomach pushes or herniates, upward through an opening in the diaphragm into the thorax (chest cavity). Both children and adults may have a hiatal hernia, but it is more common in adults.

    Usually a result of a congenital abnormality or trauma, this condition is associated with gastroesophageal reflux, in which the muscle that encircles the juncture of the stomach and the esophagus fails to keep food and acid from coming back up from the stomach into the esophagus as it should. If that happens, the tissues in the esophagus become irritated, causing heartburn and, some times, a coughing up of bloody mucus.

    TYPES OF HIATAL HERNIA

    The abdomen and chest are separated by a sheet-like muscle called the diaphragm. The esophagus goes through an opening (the hiatus) in the diaphragm to connect to the stomach. The upper stomach bulges through this opening to create a hiatal hernia. There are 3 types of hiatal hernia: sliding, paraesophageal, and mixed. The most common type is the sliding hiatal hernia and is generally not a serious condition. Paraesophageal and mixed hiatal hernias may progress and are more serious.

    sliding hiatal hernia


    SLIDING HIATAL HERNIA

    In a sliding hiatal hernia, part of the stomach moves through the diaphragm so that it is positioned outside of the abdomen and in the chest. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) often moves up above its normal location in the opening of the diaphragm.

    Most people with a sliding hiatal hernia have no symptoms, and it is often diagnosed when a person is being evaluated for other health concerns. However, if the LES moves above the diaphragm, it may not close well and stomach acid and juices may back into the esophagus (acid reflux). This results in an uncomfortable feeling of burning, warmth, heat, or pain behind the breastbone. This may occur after eating, soon after lying down, or when bending forward, and may come and go. You may also have a sour taste in your mouth. This group of symptoms is commonly known as heartburn or reflux.

    PARAESOPHAGEAL HERNIA

    In a paraesophageal hernia, the stomach bulges up through the opening in the diaphragm (hiatus) alongside the esophagus (upside-down stomach). The LES remains in its normal location inside the opening of the diaphragm. This type of hernia most commonly occurs when there is a large opening in the diaphragm next to the esophagus.

    The stomach and, rarely, other abdominal organs (such as the intestine, spleen, and colon) may also bulge into the chest in a paraesophageal hernia.

    mixed and paraesphogeal hiatal hernia


    MIXED HERNIA

    In a mixed hiatal hernia, the LES is above the diaphragm as in a sliding hiatal hernia, and the stomach is alongside the esophagus as in a paraesophageal hiatal hernia.

    An estimated 50-percent of people over forty years of age have hiatal hernias. However, many people are unaware of the condition. Small hernias rarely cause any trouble. It is the larger hernias that are most often linked to reflux problems. Ulcers often accompany a hiatal hernia. The acid reflux may lead to ulceration of the esophagus. Ulcers can also occur in the duodenum (the top of the small intestine) or the stomach.





    HIATAL HERNIA FREQUENT SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

    Most people with a sliding hiatal hernia have no symptoms, and it is often diagnosed when a person is being evaluated for other health concerns. However, if the LES moves above the diaphragm, it may not close well, and stomach acid and juices may back into the esophagus (acid reflux). This results in an uncomfortable feeling of burning, warmth, heat, or pain behind the breastbone (sternum). This may occur after eating, soon after lying down, or when bending forward, and may come and go. You may also have a sour or bitter taste in your mouth and belching. This group of symptoms is commonly known as heartburn or reflux. Coughing up of bloody mucus may occur when the esophagus become irritated.

    Other symptoms may include:
    • Fullness in the upper abdomen after a meal.
    • Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) or a sensation of a lump in the throat (globus sensation).
    • Regurgitation (not reflux) of stomach juices and nausea.
    • A hoarse voice.
    If symptoms are continual or severe, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Treatment for GERD usually requires stronger prescription medications, and surgery may be an option.

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Disorders: Heartburn and GERD Information
    If you have shortness of breath or pain in the area of your breastbone, you need to make sure it is not caused by a heart problem. The burning sensation caused by acid reflux usually occurs after eating. Pain from your heart is usually felt as a pressure, heaviness, weight, tightness, squeezing, discomfort, or a dull ache that occurs most often after activity. To learn more about chest pain that may indicate problems with your heart, see:

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Disorders: Heart Attack





    HIATAL HERNIA CAUSES

  • A congenital abnormality, trauma, or surgery may cause hiatal hernia.

  • A hiatal hernia may develop or worsen as a person ages (over 40 years).

  • Dietary differences have been implicated since it is very common in the west and rare in Asia and Africa.

  • Genetics may play a role in the causation. Clustering of hiatal hernia among family members encompassing several generations has been described.

  • Other theories implicate the weakening of the ligaments attaching the stomach to various adjacent structures. This weakened system permits the stomach to be pushed up into the chest. Such a situation may occur due to pregnancy, obesity, and aging, etc.

  • Some experts believe that the hiatal hernia occurs because the esophagus is shortened, thus pulling the stomach into the chest. The shortening occurs because of malfunctioning of nerves in the lower part of the esophagus.


  • POTENTIAL PROBLEMS

    Just because you have a hiatal hernia does not mean that you have a problem at hand. In fact, they do not cause any problem in most people. In many patients however, acid reflux may worsen.

    Patients with hiatal hernia tend to have greater acid induced damage to the esophagus. The sliding of stomach in and out of abdomen may cause friction at the neck of the hernia leading to ulcers. Giant hernias may cause anemia, bleeding and chest pain. Paraesophageal hernias are prone to strangulation.





    HIATAL HERNIA CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENT

    DIAGNOSIS & TESTS

    A hiatal hernia often is diagnosed when a person is being evaluated for another health concern. The diagnosis is usually made during an upper GI x-ray or upper endoscopy. If you go to your health care provider with a feeling of burning, warmth, heat, or pain behind the breastbone (often known as heartburn), your health care provider will probably ask you questions about your symptoms and may want to perform other tests if any of the following is true:
    • You have had heartburn symptoms for a long time.
    • Your symptoms do not get better with medication.
    • Your symptoms promptly come back after medication is stopped.
    • Other serious signs or symptoms are present, such as weight loss, vomiting of blood, or difficulty swallowing.
    SYMPTOM TREATMENT

    Treatment for people who have mild symptoms begins with making lifestyle changes and, if necessary, taking non-prescription antacids or acid reducers. If symptoms are continual or severe, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Treatment for GERD, paraesophageal or mixed hiatal hernia, usually requires stronger prescription medications, and surgery may be necessary to avoid potential complications.

    GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE (GERD)

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the abnormal backflow (reflux) of food, stomach acid, and other digestive juices into the esophagus. This backflow occurs when the valve between the lower end of the esophagus and the stomach (the lower esophageal sphincter) does not close tightly enough or relaxes at the wrong times.

    The main symptom of GERD is heartburn. In GERD, the reflux (and heartburn) lasts longer and occurs more often than ordinary heartburn. Over time, acid reflux may cause irritation and inflammation of the esophagus (esophagitis), sores (ulcers) in the esophagus, and narrowing of the esophagus (stricture).

    Home treatment with antacids and non-prescription acid controllers can often ease the symptoms of mild GERD and may help prevent it in some situations. It may help to eat small, frequent meals and avoid food for at least 2 hours before lying down. It also helps to avoid smoking and foods that aggravate your heartburn.

    Prescription medications may be needed for more severe or frequent symptoms.

    A person may have a hiatal hernia or GERD or both. A person with a hiatal hernia may not always have GERD, and many people with GERD do not have a hiatal hernia. If a person has heartburn, certain tests, such as an upper gastrointestinal series or endoscopy, can help determine if the person has a hiatal hernia and/or GERD.

    The need for surgery for hiatal hernia is rare. It is indicated in cases of persistent ulcers and bleeding due to the hernia; very large or symptomatic sliding type hernias and; paraesophageal hernias. The surgeon pulls down the hernia into the abdomen and hooks it up to adjacent structures so the stomach will not escape again into the chest. Usually an anti-reflux procedure is also performed.

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Heartburn and GERD Information

    HELPFUL RESOURCES

    National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC)
    2 Information Way
    Bethesda, MD 20892-3570
    Phone: (301) 654-3810
    Phone: 1-800-891-5389
    Fax: (301) 907-8906
    E-mail: nddic@info.niddk.nih.gov
    Web Address: http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/digest/nddic.htm

    This clearinghouse is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health. The clearinghouse answers questions; develops, reviews, and sends out publications; and coordinates information resources about digestive diseases. Publications produced by the clearinghouse are reviewed carefully for scientific accuracy, content, and readability.

    HOME TREATMENT

    If you have a sliding hiatal hernia, no treatment generally is necessary. If you have occasional or mild symptoms - a feeling of burning, warmth, heat, or pain behind the breastbone (commonly known as heartburn) - you can make the following lifestyle changes:
    • If you smoke or chew tobacco, stop. Nicotine from tobacco relaxes the valve between the esophagus and stomach (lower esophageal sphincter, or LES). This can allow stomach acid and juices to back up (reflux) into the esophagus, which cause the symptoms of heartburn.

    • Change your eating habits. This may make heartburn less likely to occur. Take your spouse or partner along with you when you go to discuss diet habits with your health care provider. It will be easier to make changes in your diet if your family understands what you need to do and why.

    • Lose weight if you are overweight. Being overweight puts additional pressure on your stomach and increases the likelihood that heartburn will occur. Even losing a few pounds can help.

    • Avoid or reduce pressure on your stomach to make heartburn less likely to occur.

    • Raise the head of your bed 6-inches (15.24 cm) to 8-inches (20.32 cm) by putting blocks underneath your bed frame or placing a foam wedge under the head of your mattress. This will help keep stomach acid from flowing into your esophagus when you are sleeping. Using extra pillows does not work, because they cause you to bend at your waist. This squeezes your stomach, making heartburn worse.
  • Along with making lifestyle changes, non-prescription medications may control mild or occasional heartburn. These medications include acid reducers and antacids.





  • HERBAL RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Aloe Vera promotes healing of the intestinal lining. Drink 1/4 cup of aloe vera juice in the morning and again at night. It can be added to juice or herbal tea if you desire.

  • Other beneficial herbs include Fenugreek, Goldenseal, Marshmallow Root, Red Clover, and Slippery Elm. Caution: Do not take Goldenseal internally on a daily basis for more than one week at a time, do not use during pregnancy, and use it with caution if you are allergic to ragweed.

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Disorders: Heartburn and GERD Information





    DIET, NUTRITION & LIFESTYLE RECOMMENDATIONS

  • At the first sign of heartburn, drink one or two large glasses of water. This often relieves heartburn by washing the acid out of the esophagus.

  • Even if you are not thirsty, drink a large glass of water every three hours during the daytime.

  • Eat several small meals daily. Eat 6 small meals instead of 3 big meals. This keeps the stomach from getting too full. Eat slowly. Do not lie down for 2 to 3 hours after eating. Do not drink anything 1 to 2 hours before going to bed.

  • Include extra Fiber in the diet.

  • Do not consume spicy foods, and do not take enzyme supplements that contain hydrochloric acid (HCl).

  • Avoid fats, fatty foods, and fried foods. They delay digestion and prolong the stomach's emptying time. Also avoid caffeine beverages (coffee, tea, colas, cocoa), citrus fruits and other foods and drinks that seem to increase heartburn.

  • Avoid alcohol and smoking. Smoking often causes the stomach to make more acid.

  • Avoid heavy lifting and bending. Give the stomach at least two hours of empty before lifting or other exertion. Bend from the knees, not the waist, to avoid abdominal pressure. Avoid straining when lifting things.

  • Do not wear clothing that is tight around the waist, stomach, or chest.

  • Avoid becoming constipated and straining during bowel movements or when urinating.

  • Do not eat within three hours of bedtime. If you are regularly bothered by indigestion during the night, try raising the bed of your bed six to ten inches.


  • Do not lie down during the day if you are bothered by heartburn. Sitting or standing helps to keep the stomach acids in the stomach.

  • Because heartburn causes symptoms similar to those of heart disease, see a health care provider if you have more than occasional bouts to rule out the possibility of heart problems.

  • Allergenic foods often magnify the symptoms and prolong healing. Symptoms of hiatal hernia often clear up when allergenic foods are avoided. See Allergies for more detailed information.

  • Gastroesophageal reflux can also be caused by other factors as well as hiatal hernia, such as smoking or eating too close to bedtime. Obesity can also contribute to the problem.





  • NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

    The following nutrients are important for healing once appropriate local treatment has been administered. Unless otherwise specified, the following recommended doses are for those over the age of 18. For a child between 12 and 17 years old, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For a child between 6 and 12 years old, use 1/2 the recommended dose, and for a child under 6, use 1/4 the recommended amount.

    NUTRIENTS
    Supplement
    Suggested Dosage
    Comments
    Important
    Proteolytic Enzymes
    Plus
    Pancreatin
    Proteolytic: As directed between meals.

    Pancreatin: As directed with meals.
    For improved digestion. Caution: Do not give these supplements to a child. Do not use a formula containing HCl (hydrochloric acid).

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    Aloe Vera
    1/4 cup Aloe Vera juice in the morning and again at night. It can be added to herbal tea if desired. Promotes healing of the intestinal lining.

  • Aloe Vera Herbal Products
  • Multivitamin
    And
    Multimineral Complex
    As directed on label. All nutrients are needed for balance. Use a hypoallergenic formula.

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  • Vitamin B complex
    Plus Extra
    Vitamin B-12
    B-Complex: 100 mg twice daily, with meals

    B-12: 200 mcg 3 times daily.
    B-Vitamins are needed for all enzyme systems in the body and for proper digestion and absorption of nutrients. Use a Vitamin B-12 lozenge or sublingual form.

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  • Papaya Enzyme
    2 tablets 3 or more times daily, before meals and/or as needed. To relieve symptoms and is good for digestion. Use chewable tablets form.

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  • Zinc
    50 mg daily. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily from all supplements. Necessary for healing and repair of tissue. Use Zinc Gluconate lozenges or OptiZinc for best absorption.

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  • Vitamin A
    50,000 IU daily for 1 month, then 30,000 IU daily for 2 weeks, then reduce to 20,000 IU daily. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily. Aids in combating excess acid and enhances immune function. Use emulsion form for easier assimilation and greater safety at higher doses.

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  • Beta Carotene
    & Carotene Complex
    Beta Carotene: 25,000 IU daily.
    Carotene Complex: As directed on label.
    An antioxidant and precursor of Vitamin A. Needed by all cells for repair and rebuilding. enhances natural killer cell activity. Low Beta Carotene levels have been associated with lung, bronchial, and stomach cancer.

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  • Vitamin C
    With
    Bioflavonoids
    Up to 1,500 mg daily. Needed for proper immune function and healing of tissues. Use a buffered form.

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  • NOTIFY YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

  • If you have symptoms of heartburn that worsen or do not improve with treatment and lifestyle changes.
  • If you have severe upper abdominal pain.
  • If you develop a high temperature.

  • SEEK MEDICAL CARE IMMEDIATELY

  • If you vomit blood or have recurrent vomiting.

  • If you have chest pain that is crushing or squeezing, feels like a heavy weight on the chest, or occurs with any other symptoms of a heart attack. Note: Symptoms of a heart attack and symptoms of heartburn may feel the same. It is important to consider all your other symptoms to determine if you have a more serious problem.

  • If you have signs of shock. Shock is a life-threatening condition. Immediate medical care can make the difference between life and death.
    • Early signs of shock (most of which will be present) include:
      • Lightheadedness or a feeling that you are about to pass out.
      • Restlessness, confusion, or signs of fear.
      • Shallow, rapid breathing.
      • Moist, cool skin or possibly profuse sweating.
      • Weakness.
      • Thirst, nausea, or vomiting.
      Also, a person in shock usually has an abnormal increase in heart rate and an abnormal decrease in blood pressure.

      Late signs of shock include:
      • Changes in the person's level of consciousness, such as sudden unresponsiveness, faintness, loss of consciousness, or behavior changes.
      • A pale face or blue lips or earlobes.

      Shock may occur in response to a sudden illness or injury. When the body loses too much blood or fluids, the circulatory system cannot get enough blood to the vital organs, and shock results.
    If the person has chest pain, after calling 9-1-1 or other emergency services:
    • If the person becomes unconscious, see Rescue Breathing and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in the topic Dealing With Emergencies.

    • If emergency medical personnel (such as paramedics) are not going to arrive soon and the person is awake, alert, not vomiting, and not allergic to aspirin, have the person chew and swallow 1 adult aspirin (325 mg). Be sure to tell emergency personnel that aspirin has been taken.

    • Life-threatening symptoms occur, including rapid, irregular heartbeat; chest pain; or loss of consciousness. Call for assistance immediately (usually 9-1-1)... THIS IS AN EMERGENCY!! Quick treatment to open the blocked artery is essential to lessen the amount of damage. At the first signs of a heart attack, call for emergency treatment. The best time to treat a heart attack is within one to two hours of the first onset of symptoms. Waiting longer than that increases the damage to your heart and reduces your chance of survival. Keep in mind that chest discomfort can be described in many ways. It can occur in the chest or the arms, back, or jaw. If you have symptoms, take notice. These are your heart disease warning signs. Seek medical care immediately.

    • If any unexpected or unusual symptoms appear. Therapies, supplements, medications or other treatments may produce side effects in some individuals.

    • FREE INFORMATION ABOUT GERD

      International Foundation For Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD)
      PO Box 170864
      Milwaukee, WI 53217-8076
      Phone: (414) 964-1799
      Toll-free: (888) 964-2001
      Fax: (414) 964-7176
      E-mail: iffgd@iffgd.org Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Central Time Web Site: http://www.iffgd.org/
    RELATED HIATAL HERNIA LINKS

    Hiatal Hernia
    MedLine: Gastroesophageal Reflux/Hiatal Hernia
    A Quick Fix for Hiatal Hernia Taught by a Chiropractor
    Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia
    Endoatlas.com: Hiatal Hernia
    VioWorks: Laparoscopic Repair of Large Hiatal Hernia: Mid-Term Follow Up
    GastroLab Image Gallery: Ulcer in Hiatal Hernia
    Homeopathy Medicines for Indigestion, Gas and Heartburn
    National Heartburn Alliance Support
    Help Heartburn Information
    Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia & Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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    HIATAL HERNIA EDUCATION & BOOKS

    Hiatal Hernia Syndrome: Insidious Link to Major Illness Guide to Healing -- By Theodore A. Baroody
    Positive Options for Hiatus Hernia: Self-help & Treatment -- By Tom Smith
    Tell Me What To Eat If I Have Acid Reflux: Nutrition You Can Live With -- By Elaine Magee
    Eating For Acid Reflux: A Handbook & Cookbook for Those with Heartburn -- By Jill Sklar, Annabel Cohen





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    HerbsPro: Green Papaya Digestive Enzymes Powder, Royal Tropics, 5 oz. (69948)


    KALYX PRODUCTS

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    Enzyme Probiotic Complex is an advanced, dual-action formula delivering multi-level digestive and nutrient absorption benefits through both the stomach (enzymes) and intestinal tract (probiotics). This complex is specially formulated to help with occassional constipation, gas and bloating, and provides the essential foundation you need for daily regularity and gastric wellness. Multi-level dual action vegetarian formula. Nine clinically researched digestive enzymes, 2 billion bio-active probiotic microorganisms, 5 beneficial strains. Helps with occasional constipation, gas and bloating. Enzyme Probiotic Complex proprietary blend featuring 9 clinically researched enzymes, aides in the body's natural digestive process by assisting in break down of protein into amino acids, carbohydrates into simple sugars and fats into fatty acids, which your body then absorbs as nutrients for energy and cell growth. The addition of 2 billion bio-active probiotic organisms from 5 beneficial strains, supports microbial balance of healthy intestinal flora and contributes to the optimum functioning of the immune system. American Health Enzyme Probiotic Complex provides you with advanced digestion support in one convenient vegetarian formula. Intestinal microflora inbalance may lead to digestive irregularities such as constipation, gas and bloating.

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  • GAMMA-ORYZANOL (RICE BRAN OIL) SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

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    HerbsPro: Gamma Oryzanol, Source Naturals, 30 mg, 250 Tabs (6872)
    HerbsPro: Gamma Oryzanol, Source Naturals, 60 mg, 100 Tabs (6874)
    HerbsPro: Rice Bran Oil, Now Foods, 16 fl. oz. (68675)


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  • GAS ACID STOMACH SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    The Gas Stomach Acid Extract Tincture from Alternative Health and Herbs is all natural and was created to help with stomach acidity and gas, acidosis, gastritis, heartburn, and weight loss.

    KALYX PRODUCTS

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    Kalyx: Gas & Acid Stomach Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Gas & Acid Stomach Non-Alcoholic Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Gas & Acid Stomach Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Gas & Acid Stomach Non-Alcoholic Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Gas & Acid Stomach Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Gas & Acid Stomach Extract, Health & Herbs, 32 fl oz: HH


  • Nutrition Basics: Digestion Supplement Information



  • GASTRITIX SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    Gastritix Formula Chamomile Supplement represents the powerful synergy of current scientific research and traditional herbal medicine. Gastritix with Chamomile Extract. Herbal Formula. Herbal Dietary Supplement. Promotes a calming effect on the digestive tract. This formula represents the powerful synergy of current scientific research and traditional herbal medicine. Key ingredients include: Chamomile Extract, to promote normal tone in the digestive tract. Ginger Root, an aromatic bitter that stimulates digestion to promote gastrointestinal comfort. Fennel Seed, used traditionally to sweeten the breath and support digestion. Slippery Elm Bark & Marshmallow Root, traditionally used for their soothing and emollient effects on the digestive tract.

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  • GERANIUM HERBAL & HOMEOPATHIC PRODUCTS

    Cranesbill, also known as Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum), prepared as a tea, tincture and poultice, is used for its tannins, compounds that cause proteins in mucous membranes and other linings of the human body exposed directly to the tea to cross-link to prevent leakage or infection. It is used for piles and internalbleeding. Excellent as an injection for flooding and leucorrhoea, and taken internally for diarrhoea, children's cholera, chronic dysentery; a good gargle.

    Rose Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) has been used throughout history as a powerful wound healer and has been utilized medicinally and in the fragrance industry. Rose Geranium is used for anxiety, broken capillaries, bruises, burns, circulatory disorders, cuts, diarrhea, fluid retention, insect bites, lymphatic congestion, sore throats, stabilize emotions, lcers, wounds. The emotional stabilizing properties of this oil can be used in many ways. Diffuse into the air, or make a room spray that you can spray as needed. You can also add a couple drops to a relaxing bath. Geranium leavfes can be used in jams and jellies or added to your favorite baked goods.

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Wild Geranium / Cranesbill Root (Geranium maculatum), Wild Harvested, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Wild Geranium / Cranesbill Root Powder (G. maculatum), Wild Harvested, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Geranium (Rose) Essential Oil (Pelargonium Graveolens), Organic Essential Oils
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Rose Geranium Hydrosol (Pelargonium Capitatum), Organic, Hydrosols & Flower Waters
    A fastastic hydrosol from the common flowering Rose Geranium. A stunning application for complex and combination skin types where restoring balance is quickly needed. Very balancing flower water for the sporadic symptoms of menopausal women. Lovely in the bathtub and very erotic. Not for food use.
    Mountain Rose Herbs: Geranium Argan Facial Serum, Fawn Lily Botanica, 1 oz. Pump Bottle
    This artisan serum is handcrafted in the Pacific Northwest. Lush and luxurious, this blend of rich, rejuvenating oils is beneficial for dry, mature, or damaged skin. Nourishing and naturally hydrating, this serum absorbs quickly, and has a pleasant floral, woodsy aroma. Contains: organic Jojoba oil, organic Macadamia nut oil, organic Argan oil, organic Cedarwood essential oil, Vitamin E oil (from non-GMO sources), organic Carrot seed essential oil, organic Palmarosa essential oil, organic Rosemary antioxidant, and organic Geranium essential oil.


    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Cranesbill Root (Wild Geranium / Geranium maculatum), Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Cranesbill Root Powder (Wild Geranium / Geranium maculatum), Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
    Starwest Botanicals: Geranium Essential Oil, 1/3 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Geranium Essential Oil, 4 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Geranium Essential Oil, 16 fl. oz.


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Geranium Extract, Eclectic Institute Inc, 1 fl. oz. (31964)
    HerbsPro: Wild Geranium Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (31354)
    HerbsPro: Geranium Extract, Eclectic Institute Inc, 2 fl. oz. (76252)
    HerbsPro: Wild Geranium Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz. (32356)
    HerbsPro: Geranium Essential Oil, Aura Cacia, 0.25 fl. oz. (83830)
    HerbsPro: Geranium Essential Oil (Pelargonium Graveolens), Aura Cacia, 0.5 fl. oz. (13886)
    HerbsPro: Geranium Pure Essential Oil, Natures Alchemy, 0.5 fl. oz. (17029)
    HerbsPro: Egyptian Geranium Oil, Now Foods, 1 fl. oz. (68212)


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Cranesbill Root (Wild Geranium/Geranium Maculatum) Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Cranesbill Root (Wild Geranium/Geranium Maculatum) Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Cranesbill Root (Wild Geranium/Geranium Maculatum) Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Cranesbill Root (Wild Geranium/Geranium Maculatum) Extract, Health & Herbs, 32 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Cranesbill Root (Wild Geranium/Geranium Maculatum) Non-Alcoholic Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Cranesbill Root (Wild Geranium/Geranium Maculatum) Non-Alcoholic Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Cranesbill Root (Wild Geranium/Geranium Maculatum) Non-Alcoholic Extract, Health & Herbs, 16 fl. oz. (HH)
    Kalyx: Cranesbill Root (Wild Geranium/Geranium Maculatum), Cut & Sifted, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb. (C)
    Kalyx: Cranesbill Root (Wild Geranium/Geranium Maculatum), Powder, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb. (C)
    Kalyx: South African Geranium Powder (Pelargonum Sidoides), Standardized 3% Umckalin Extract, Kalyx, 5 kg (11 lbs.) (GL)
    Kalyx: Erodium Geranium (Geranium Wilfordii/Lao Guan Cao), Cut & Sifted, TCM NuHerbs, 1 lb. (TC)


    AMAZON PRODUCTS

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  • HEARTBURN RELIEF SUPPLEMENTS & TEA PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Heartburn Tea, Organic, Earth Mama Angel Baby, 16 Tea Bags (78188)
    HerbsPro: Zantac 75 Heartburn Relief Tablets, 4 Tabs (99237)
    HerbsPro: Zantac 75 Heartburn Relief Tablets, 10 Tabs (99239)
    HerbsPro: Zantac 150 Maximum Strength Heartburn Relief Tablets, 24 Tabs (96806)
    HerbsPro: HeartBurn Free, Enzymatic Therapy, 1000 mg, 10 Caps (20888)
    Put out the fire of heartburn in your stomach with Heartburn Free. This patented product delivers relief from occasional heartburn, acid indigestion, and upset stomach. Its key ingredient, orange peel extract (ROH10), provides lasting relief without shutting down the production of stomach acid. With Heartburn Free, every-other-day dosage brings everyday relief...your stomach and esophagus will thank you for it.
    HerbsPro: Acidil Heartburn, Boiron, 60 Tabs (14526)
    Acidil is a homeopathic combination for the temporary relief of occasional heartburn, acid indigestion or sour stomach. Contains Abies Nigra 4C, Carbo Vegetabilis 4C, Nux Vomica 4C, Strychnine, and Robinia Pseudoacacia 4C. Adults and children 12 years of age and older, at the onset of symptoms take 2 tablets and repeat if needed every 15 minutes for 3 more doses. Then if necessary take 2 tablets 15 minutes before meals. Allow the tablets to dissolve in the mouth. No side effects. 1-800-Boiron-1.
    HerbsPro: Heartburn Relief, King Bio Natural Medicines, 2 oz. (49866)
    Heartburn Relief for fast relief of acid reflux, burning pain, sour stomach, belching, indigestion, nausea, stomach spasms, and stomach distention.
    HerbsPro: Heartburn & Acid Reflux Remedy, 100% Natural, Manuka Guard, Maple Lemon, 7 oz. (95100)
    HerbsPro: Heartburn & Acid Reflux Remedy, 100% Natural, Manuka Guard, Ginger Peach, 7 oz. (95099)


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Heartburn Extract, Health & Herbs, 2 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Heartburn Extract, Health & Herbs, 8 fl oz: HH
    To help relieve the burning sensations of heartburn. Use 6 to 12 drops in juice, water, under the tongue, or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool, dark place. Keep out of reach of children. Peppermint Leaf, Thyme, Valerian Root, Wood Betony, Sarsaparilla Root, Catnip, White Willow Bark, Reverse Osmosis filtered spring water, 12% Alcohol. About 30 dropperfuls per fl ounce. 30 to 40 drops per dropperful. Herbal tinctures (extracts) are a highly effective way to administer herbs. They are very concentrated, they work faster than teas and are four to eight times stronger than capsules. Extracts are easily digestible and quickly assimilate into the system.
    Kalyx: Organic Mama-To-Be Sampler, 16 Tea Bag Box: C
    Kalyx: Mama-To-Be Tea Sampler, Earth Mama Angel Baby, 1 lb., 16 Tea Bags: K
    For the pregnant mama who has everything: nausea, heartburn, anxiety and labor on the horizon, Mama's got USDA Certified 100% Organic and Certified Kosher teas formulated for pregnancy's most common discomforts. They have put four of Earth Mama Angel Baby's best sellers in one easy-to-try sampler box. Ginger-minty Morning Wellness Tea is a comforting way to help get you through those morning queasies that often last all day. Delicious and soothing Heartburn Tea was lovingly created to help turn down the furnace in your belly. Peaceful Mama Tea combines calming herbs in a delectable blend to help ease a mama's busy head and agitated body. And yummy Third Trimester Tea blends beneficial herbs especially to nurture all those mama parts gearing up for your angel baby's arrival.
    • Morning Wellness Tea: Zingiber officinale (organic ginger) root, Mentha spicata (organic spearmint) leaf, Matricaria recutita (organic chamomile) flower, Citrus sinensis (organic orange) peel, Melissa officinalis (organic lemon balm) leaf, Mentha piperita (organic peppermint) leaf.

    • Peaceful Mama Tea: Melissa officinalis (organic lemon balm) leaf, Matricaria recutita (organic chamomile) flower, Avena sativa (organic oatstraw), Citrus sinensis (organic orange) peel, Rubus idaeus (organic red raspberry) leaf.

    • Third Trimester Tea: Rubus idaeus (organic red raspberry) leaf, Mentha spicata (organic spearmint), Urtica dioica (organic stinging nettle) leaf, Avena sativa (organic oatstraw), Matricaria recutita (organic chamomile) flower, Rosa canina (organic rosehips), Medicago sativa (organic alfalfa) leaf.

    • Heartburn Tea: Althea officinalis (organic marshmallow) root, Mentha spicata (organic spearmint) leaf, Matricaria recutita (organic chamomile) flower, Melissa officinalis (organic lemon balm) leaf, Rubus idaeus (organic red raspberry) leaf.

    Kalyx: Heartburn Tea, Earth Mama Angel Baby, Organic, 16 Tea Bags: K
    Sometimes pregnancy turns on what can feel like a furnace in your belly! USDA Certified 100% Organic an Certified Kosher Heartburn Tea was lovingly created to help put out the fire. This delicious and soothing blend lends a cool hand to anyone with heartburn, and is not just for mamas! Formulated with soothing, coating marshmallow root and tummy comforting lemon balm, chamomile and spearmint, and astringent red raspberry leaf for a delicious after meal soother that helps turn down the heat. Caffeine free.
    Kalyx: Organic Heartburn Tea, Earth Mama Angel Baby, 16 Tea Bag Box: C
    Sometimes pregnancy turns on what can feel like a furnace in your belly! USDA Certified 100% Organic an Certified Kosher Heartburn Tea was lovingly created to help put out the fire. This delicious and soothing blend lends a cool hand to anyone with heartburn, and is not just for mamas! Formulated with soothing, coating marshmallow root and tummy comforting lemon balm, chamomile and spearmint, and astringent red raspberry leaf for a delicious after meal soother that helps turn down the heat. All Earth Mama Angel Baby teas now come in easy to brew tea bags! And there's even more good news: the tea bags are biodegradable, the tea overwrap is compostable and the 100% recycled and recyclable cartons were produced using wind energy. Steep, sip and enjoy, mama! Caffine free.
    Kalyx: Earth Mama Angel Baby Organic Heartburn Tea, 16 Tea Bags: HF
    Organic Herbal Tea for Mamas-To-Be Caffeine-Free Sometimes pregnancy turns on what can feel like a furnace in your belly! USDA Certified 100% Organic an Certified Kosher Heartburn Tea was lovingly created to help put out the fire. This delicious and soothing blend lends a cool hand to anyone with heartburn, and is not just for mamas! Formulated with soothing, coating marshmallow root and tummy comforting lemon balm, chamomile and spearmint, and astringent red raspberry leaf for a delicious after meal soother that helps turn down the heat. All Earth Mama Angel Baby teas now come in easy to brew tea bags! And there's even more good news: the tea bags are biodegradable, the tea overwrap is compostable and the 100% recycled and recyclable cartons were produced using wind energy. Steep, sip and enjoy.


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  • NUX VOMICA HOMEOPATHIC PRODUCTS

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    Nux Vomica - Nausea, especially in the morning and after eating, may respond to this remedy, especially if the woman is irritable, impatient, and chilly. She may retch a lot and have the urge to vomit, often without success. Her stomach feels sensitive to pressure and crampy, and she may be constipated. If necessary, Nux Vomica can be taken in alternation with Ipecacuanha. Nux Vomica(Poison Nut from the Strychnine tree) is a homeopathic remedy to treat heartburn from coffee, alcohol or rich foods, as well as nausea and vomiting due to overeating and drinking. Used for gastric and liver disorders occasioned by high living, overeating or excessive medication. Hangover medicine, Nux Vomica also can help break the habit of using laxatives. May also help constipation, flatulence, indigestion, motion sickness, backaches, fevers, and headaches. Adults dissolve 4 tablets under tongue 4 times a day, children 2 tablets as above. In acute cases take 4 tablets every hour until relieved, or as directed by a licensed practitioner. Wikipedia: Strychnos Nux Vomica

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    HerbsPro: Nux Vomica 30C, Boericke & Tafel, 100 Tabs (14473)
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  • REFLUX RELIEF SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

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  • Nutrition Basics: Digestion Supplement Information



  • STOMACH EASE PRODUCTS

    Stomach Ease is formulated to relieve occasional heartburn and indigestion as it soothes the digestive tract.

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  • STOMACH UPSET PRODUCTS

    Stomach Upset Formula Extract is used as all natural herbal remedy for an upset stomach and acidosis, digestive problems, halitosis, morning sickness, and motion sickness.

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  • ULCETROL SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    Ulcetrol is a dietary supplement designed to protect and support a healthy stomach lining. Ulcetrol contains the patented ingredient, PepZin GI, which has been shown to provide a defense against damaging assault on the stomach's mucosal cells. PepZin GI also has the ability to "seek out" and encourage the repair of injured thinning tissue. Ulcetrol has the additional benefit of Mastic Gum, a natural resin from Pistacia lentiscus, a small evergreen tree native to Greece. Mastic Gum similarly supports stomach health, having demonstrated it's effectiveness at providing relief of digestive discomfort. As a dietary supplement, take 1 tablet twice daily, with or without meals. Taking this product for eight weeks is recommended to achieve desired effectiveness. After eight weeks, take as needed.

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    AROMATHERAPY: ESSENTIAL OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


    Allspice Leaf Oil
    Angelica Oil
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    Cypress Oil
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    Hyssop Oil
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    AROMATHERAPY: HERBAL & CARRIER OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


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    Safflower Oil
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