Bad Breath? Reflux Disease May Be the Culprit

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Sometimes, bad breath is not caused by problems within the mouth at all. As a matter of fact, there is a problem that many of us have to deal with on a regular basis that we may not connect with any form of halitosis that we may be dealing with. What I'm talking about is reflux disease and if you have a difficult time with acid reflux or regular heartburn, you might be surprised to learn that they can also cause bad breath in many individuals. What can be done in order to see if this is what is causing our bad breath and how can we treat it?

One of the reasons why reflux disease can cause halitosis is because it is constantly bringing acid and other things up from the area of our stomach into the area of our mouth. This includes partially digested food which can easily decay and cause halitosis. It may also make it difficult for us to eat the proper foods that may keep halitosis from occurring in the first place. Whenever people deal with acid reflux, they will typically go to a doctor in order to get the medication that they can take to treat the disease. Although this can effectively take care of it, there is a natural way that you might want to use in order to treat both your halitosis in the acid reflux that you're dealing with.

One of the main problems that causes acid reflux, although most people are not aware of it, is a lack of acid in the stomach. Most people would think that it is the exact opposite but the fact of the matter is, if you're unable to digest your food because of a lack of stomach acid then that is what is causing your acid reflux. In order to overcome the problem, you should build up the acid in the stomach naturally through eating plenty of green vegetables and some fruit on a limited basis. Blending a fruit smoothie with some leafy green vegetables (known as a green smoothie) is the easiest way for you to take care of this.

If you can successfully get rid of the acid reflux, you can get rid of the halitosis that often goes along with it. That makes a win-win situation for you, one that helps you with your health, and helps you with your breath.