10 Causes of Acid Reflux & How To Easily Treat Them
2. Stomach Infections like Helicobacter Pylori
Helicobacter Pylori or H.Pylori for short is a bacterial infection that infects the stomach, part of its mechanism for survival is to lower the secretion of stomach acid. This lower stomach acid leads to Acid Reflux.
3. Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
SIBO is an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine, you should have trillions of bacteria in your large intestine but very few in the small intestine. It is these bacteria in the small intestine that produce the methane and hydrogen gas, it is this gas that produces bloating and other IBS symptoms, and leads to acid reflux.
Simple eating too much can lead to acid reflux, this can happen to many people around Christmas time, but if you find that you eat big meals your stomach will not be able to digest the food properly leading to bloating and pressure from the excess food on the LES.
Being overweight puts more pressure on the stomach and the LES, studies show that even losing 5 – 10 kilograms (10-20 pounds) can make a big difference in reducing acid reflux symptoms.