pHAlo™ vs. Heartburn
Acid reflux is a digestive condition where the stomach acid flows from the stomach back into the esophagus. This backwash of acid can irritate your esophagus and cause pain, i.e. Heartburn
Heartburn, also referred to as acid reflux, is an uncomfortable, painful, or burning feeling in your chest or throat that may begin after a meal and last a few minutes to many hours. Other symptoms may include a hot, sour, or acid fluid felt in the back of your throat, as well as a cough, sore throat, or hoarse voice.
If you experience heartburn, you know that it's more than just uncomfortable or painful----it can affect your daily life! It can disrupt your sleep, productivity at work, and social occasions.
It is important not to ignore your symptoms!
Even a small amount of stomach acid can cause significant pain or discomfort. If left untreated, the stomach acid that causes heartburn can damage your esophagus or even teeth.
Multichannel impedance pH monitoring has shown that weakly acid refluxes are able to generate heartburn. A low pH of weakly acidic reflux represents a determinant factor in heartburn.
Persistent heartburn symptoms may be a sign of a more serious underlying condition.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease ( GERD ) is a condition which develops when the reflux of stomach contents causes troublesome symptoms and/or complications. Heartburn and regurgitation are the typical symptoms of GERD.
Nonerosive Reflux Disease ( NERD ) is a common condition and the most common sub-category of GERD. NERD includes people with negative endoscopy but abnormal esophageal acid exposure and/or positive reflux- symptoms association analysis ( hypersensitive esophagus ). People with heartburn who do not have any type of reflux underlying their symptoms ( functional heartburn ) must be excluded from the category of GERD.
Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease ( GORD ) develops when reflux of gastric content causes more extreme symptoms or complications. Like GERD, the main symptoms are heartburn and acid regurgitation. Complications include oesophagitis, stricture, Barrett's oesophagus and oesophageal adenocarcinoma. GORD is associated with lifestyle factors, mainly obesity.
When deciding how to treat your heartburn symptoms, there are many options to consider. Occasional and frequent heartburn is relatively common and can be managed with lifestyle changes as well as with antacids.
The key to pHAlo's ability to treat acid reflux lies in the ingredients within each capsule.
pHAlo™ contains powerful antacid buffers, minerals and Aloe Vera to weaken stomach acid or even neutralize it's effects on the stomach lining and esophagus.
There are several lifestyle changes that you can make to help reduce or avoid the symptoms of heartburn including, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, and/or practicing relaxation techniques. Tobacco smoking and alcohol consumption can reduce the lower oesophageal shincter pressure, facilitationg reflux. In addition, tobacco smoking reduces the production of saliva rich bicarbonate, which is important for buffering and clearance of acid in the oesophagus. Alcohol also has a direct noxious effect on the oesophagus mucosa, which predisposes to acid injury.
pHAlo™ is a safe alternative to other forms of treatment for heartburn and acid reflux.
Combining pHAlo™ with lifestyle and diet alterations can significantly improve your daily life.
" When I get heartburn, all I need to do is take 2-3 pHAlo and within minutes, it's gone! " Pattie L
" Thank you guys for helping me get off of harmful PPI medication. This product works and has made the difference. " Carl B
" I was able to get off of PPI's that I had taken for years " Tim L
" My level was very acidic. I have been taking about 6 a day and will retake the level again soon. I feel better so that is a great thing. My husband's acid reflux is also much better. Great news on the product!" Sam
" My wife's heartburn and acid reflux has disappeared since taking your product! Her pH was in the 5.5 range before starting pHAlo and within 3 days it was well above 7.0 and all of her symptoms that she has had for years were gone!" DeMarcus S
You can read these facts and more at:
Weakly pH values of weakly acidic refluxes as determinants of heartburn perception in gastroesophageal reflux disease patients with normal esophageal acid exposure.
Tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
Refractory Heartburn: A Challenging Problem in Clinical Practice.
Between GERD and NERD: the relevance of weakly acidic reflux.