Sunday, August 6, 2017

Nuvapine A @ Lifting the Burden of GERD

Food plays an important role in our lives.
It's a daily needs and also a kind of common conversation that will not easily drying out.
Especially in Malaysia, foods are delicious and plentiful in multicultural heritage; many restaurants to explore and you can have them at anytime and anywhere.
However, while enjoying food, have you ever feel sick to your stomach, or do your experience heartburn, or feel like the food coming back up and a sour taste in your mouth, or feel tired, not being able to sleep well at night because of the reflux?
If you experience any of these signs, there's probably a chance that you have GERD!



How GERD is created?
When we consume food, food always goes down to a tube called the esophagus, then goes to a circular tube of muscle, lower esophagus sphincter (LES), before it meets the stomach.
If the LES is damaged or simply weak, it fails to close the stomach all the way, then the acid that produced by your stomach can move up into your esophagus.
This acid reflux causes a burning pain in the chest, which commonly known as heartburn.
When acid reflux symptoms happen more than twice a week or is accompanied by difficulty in breathing or swallowing, it could create and suffer from a serious condition, which known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).
GERD has been growing in prevalence across Southeast Asia, with 20% increased from the data recorded after 2005.



What are the main factors causing GERD?
#1 Stress: Scientists have found people are more sensitive to stomach acid when they are stressed.
#2 Obesity: As weight accumulates in the belly area, it creates pressure on the diaphragm and LES to cause further weakening of the LES muscles.
#3 Smoking: the nicotine in cigarettes cause a relaxing effect on the LES, hence allowing stomach acid to escape into the esophagus.



What are the symptoms of GERD?
#1 Heartburn
#2 A sour-tasting fluid at the back of the throat
#3 Difficulty swallowing or a sensation that something is stuck in the chest or throat
#4 Gas build-up
#5 Excessive belching
#6 Chronic dry cough or breathlessness
#7 Tooth decay from acid damaging teeth and gums


"GERD is a condition that worsens over time if left untreated,” stated Dr. Raja Affendi Raja Ali, Consultant Physician & Gastroenterologist at University Kebangsaan Malaysia.
“Because it’s a disease driven both by structural and lifestyle factors, patients need to take proactive steps to manage it well."

“Most people don’t expect the dramatic changes GERD makes in their lifestyles. GERD literally sucks all the fun out of life," stated Dr. Vagif Soultanov, a Gastroenterologist & Natural Therapies Practitioner from Melbourne.
"GERD affects food intakes, limits social dining engagements. feels anxiety and depression, decreases work productivity, and also experiences a chronic condition like arthritis. In fact, GERD can easily take away your greatest pleasure in food enjoyment, restful sleep, and meaningful work."



Any Solutions for GERD?

Dr. Soultanov, a naturopathic doctor as well as a researcher share the results from a recent clinical study done on a pine conifer green needle extract called Bioeffective® A and it's effects on gastrointestinal health and GERD.


“We know that Bioeffective® A possess cellular healing properties. In this study, we wanted to see the extent of it's effects among patients with pre-cancerous stomach conditions who were also experiencing GERD. The administration of Bioeffective® A resulted in a 92% improvement in dyspeptic symptoms (GERD), including improvement in symptoms such as gastritis, gas and bowel disorders. Not only that, patients also regained normality of stomach function besides a reversal in pre-cancerous lesions," shared Dr. Soultanov.


“Instead of sitting around worrying more and more about GERD, Bioeffective® A as a natural medicine, can offer patients added arsenal to deal better with their condition. By helping to strengthen damaged or weakened esophageal valves, as well as to support the normalization of digestive juices in the stomach, Bioeffective® A will help get you, your normal tummy back," stated Datin Swanee Teh, a Pharmacist & Natural Therapies Advocate.



During the media forum by Nuvapine A, former Prime Minister Tun Dato’ Sri Haji Abdullah bin Haji Badawi, shared a few words on how Bioeffective® A has helped improve his health.
“At this golden age, all I can hope for is to be as healthy as possible. I have been taking Bioeffective® A for almost 10 years now for my defenses and anti-aging needs. It is a very safe natural medicine and my doctors will affirm that my tummy, liver and kidneys are all in excellent condition. I’m glad to have found such a safe and reliable friend in health.”

Besides, another testimonial from Raymond who discovered Bioeffective® while he has GERD problem in last year.
"I went on a dose of 320mg Bioeffective® three times a day as advised by his pharmacist. Over the weeks, my GERD symptoms gradually improved. I was able to tolerate my foods so much better without those familiar gas and reflux symptoms."



Bioeffective® A is made in Australia and it is now available at leading pharmacies throughout Malaysia.
For more information, you can call Nuvanta’s Nuvaceuticals® division at 03-56363758 or send your email to pharmacist@nuvanta.com.
"Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured" quoted by Gordon B. Hinckley!
Let's say GOODBYE to GERD!