Weight gain may leads to heartburn among women
Women who put on extra pounds (kilograms) raise their risk of getting frequent heartburn or making symptoms worse even if they are not overweight, a new study found. Compared to women whose weight did not change, a moderate gain doubled the chances of heartburn and acid reflux. Shedding the pounds cut the risk by about 40%, according to the report in New England Journal of Medicine. “I see this as one more good reason to try to lose weight if you’ve put on a few pounds,” said the lead author of the study, Dr Brian C Jacobson of Boston University Medical centre. A good example is Suzanne Hagerty of Salem, New Hampshire. Although still overweight, Hagerty said dropping 25 pounds (11 kilograms) allowed her to stop taking the heartburn drugs." Since I’ve lost the weight, I have no problems sleeping and I’ve no issues with reflux,” said the 45 year old human resource manager. Persistent heartburn is the result of stomach acid backing up into the esophagus. It creates a burning pain in the chest or a bitter taste in the throat or mouth.
Obesity & Homeopathy