The human body consists of 70% water. Water is the ideal carrier for the transport of nutrients, biochemical substances and oxygen within the entire body. The water-based carrier can have both acidic and alkaline properties, which are measured on the graduated pH scale (potentia hydrogen). The range from 1.0 to 6.9 is referred to as acid pH, the range between 7.1 and 14.0 as the basic pH.
Low pH values affect the body
The value 7.0 is the neutral pH value. The lower the pH value in the body, the higher the acid content. A higher pH value indicates greater alkalinity. The optimal and healthy pH value is reached with the slightly alkaline mark 7.43.
Unbalanced pH values lead to major problems
In order to maintain a balanced pH value in the blood, our balanced and conscious diet plays a central role. Most dietary habits promote the increase of an unhealthy acid pH. This increased pH can interfere with cellular activities and functions and even interrupt.
Extremely acid pH values can lead to the progress of serious health problems: cancer, cardiovascular problems, diabetes, osteoporosis and heartburn are just some of them. Heartburn is among the most common symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
What is heartburn?
Heartburn is also called acid digestion in the people’s mouth. It causes the sensation of a burning pain in the chest, which extends from the sternum to the neck and throat. Pain, pressure and burning can last up to two hours and usually worsen after eating. Bending and bending the upper body, as well as wearing tight clothing, usually intensify the symptoms.
The origin of heartburn is promoted by the use of caffeinated beverages, citrus fruits, chocolate, sour vegetables, greasy food, mint and spicy food. Also, tobacco consumption can cause heartburn.
Adults particularly affected by heartburn
Especially in adults, heartburn is very common due to gastroesophageal reflux disease, but children are also affected. GERD can also cause coughing, vomiting, and breathing problems beyond the burning pain. The development of heartburn, as well as any symptoms underlying an imbalance of the pH values (hyperacidity) can strongly influence the overall health of humans.
The pH value and its importance
The healthy average pH of the human body is 7.0. It varies, however, in the different organs and body parts. Thus each part of the body has an individual pH value and its function depends decisively on whether this optimal value can be maintained. Measure your pH. In the attached shop you will find the appropriate pH test strips.
The digestive juices in the stomach are extremely acidic with a pH of approx. 2.0. Through the irritation of the lower part of the esophagus by the stomach acid, the heartburn can arise.
The esophagus ideally has a higher pH than the stomach. When the esophageal ring of the esophagus is opened, gastric acid may enter the esophagus and rise. This problem is referred to as acid reflux. The esophagus can not compensate for the extremely acidic milieu and reacts correspondingly irritated. If this stimulus is maintained for a long period of time, it may even ignite and cause permanent damage.