Along with the classic Fibro symptoms – pain, chronic fatigue and brain fog among others - there’s also another complication that people don’t often think about: GERD, or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.
This condition, which causes stomach acid to wash back up into the esophagus, is painful and frustrating to have to live with. It can also lead to a serious complication called Intestinal Metaplasia.
Intestinal Metaplasia and Fibromyalgia.
Metaplasia is a term that means that one type of cell mutates into a different cell. When it comes to Intestinal Metaplasia, the cells in the esophagus turn into intestinal cells, resulting in a condition called Barrett’s esophagus.
When the cells in the esophagus constantly sense that they are exposed to gastric acid as a result of GERD, they shift to become intestinal cells since intestinal cells are adapted to dealing with that acid.
Fibro sufferers are at a much higher risk of developing GERD. In fact, almost sixty percent of sufferers experience some form of heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease.
At Elixir, we specialise in treating Fibro. We offer complementary face-to-face and phone consultations where we discuss individual symptoms and recommend a personalised treatment protocol to get our sufferers Fibro under control. So, if you or someone you love is fighting Fibro, contact Elixir Compounding Pharmacy today.