At the cost of being laughed at, I want to ask if anybody can give a reason why my acid reflux, which is often the trigger of ectopics, is stopped by chewing gum. I also have PAF, which comes up during the night for other causes, like getting up to pee, or nightmares, or no reason that I can imagine. But during the day, for tens of years , I have been bothered by frequent ectopic beats, always triggered by a GERD condition. Ectopics are so strong and frequent that sometimes I cannot distinguish them from true PAF. After having used endless anti-acid medications, and being aware of the toxicity of the Aluminum Oxide many of them contain, or the problems of proton pump inhibitors, I have recently discovered that simply chewing gum for thirty or forty minutes after a meal prevents stomach acidity or strongly reduce it. To my astonishment, abundant salivation may be as good as medication.
ECTOPICS, ACID REFLUX AND CHEWING GUM - AF Association
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