Pain due to heartburn and indigestion often radiates between the shoulder blades, whereas oesophageal spasm (sometimes triggered by acid reflux) more commonly causes chest pain, and can be mistaken for cardiac chest pain.
Indigestion encompasses a vast array of symptoms in the upper digestive tract, including:
These symptoms are known collectively as dyspepsia, and this occurs in up to 10% of the adult population. At least half of these seek medical help, and dyspepsia accounts for 40% of referrals to a gastroenterologist.
The antiviral effect of Lactoferrin lies in the early phase of infection. Lactoferrin prevents entry of viruses in the host cell, either by blocking cellular receptors, or by direct binding to the virus particles.
We are currently only able to supply Immunecare Apo Lactoferrin, which is by far the more potent form of Lactoferrin. Holo Lactoferrin, the weaker form of Lactoferrin is supplied by Ecological Formulas on our website.
Lactoferrin is a natural defensive protein present in the body. Lactoferrin Xtra has three to four times the iron binding capability of standard Lactoferrin. Studies indicate that it is particularly superior to normal Lactoferrin in improving bone density and the repair of intestinal epithelial cells.In her book on the H5N1 virus, ‘The Survivor’s Guide to Bird Flu‘, Professor Jayney Goddard notes that Lactoferrin is very useful against influenza. She describes how Lactoferrin increases mucosal immunity, which is vital for resisting viruses, and reduces inflammation, which is one of the ways viruses cause such a problem to the body.
Dyspepsia can be classified as:
Heartburn is the key to identifying reflux-like dyspepsia. It is decribed as a burning sensation felt behind the sternum or breastbone. It is a diffuse pain and is usually made worse by lying down or leaning forward.
‘Waterbrash’ is excessive saliva production as a response to the presence of acid in the lower oesophagus.
Pain due to heartburn often radiates between the shoulder blades, whereas oesophageal spasm (sometimes triggered by acid reflux) more commonly causes chest pain, and can be mistaken for cardiac chest pain. Oesophageal spasm pain is typically
It can be differentiated from cardiac chest pain by