Posts made in March, 2017

Acid Reflux Doctor Forest Lake

Posted on Mar 24, 2017

There’s a valve at the entrance to your stomach. It’s actually a ring of muscle and it closes as soon as food passes through it. Think of it like the door to your stomach, letting in food when appropriate. Now in your stomach there’s acid. If that valve doesn’t shut correctly, guess what can happen? The acid can sneak through and move up into your esophagus. When this happens, you’ll probably get a burning pain in your chest, known as...

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High Blood Pressure

Posted on Mar 15, 2017

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is when the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels is consistently too high. It’d be like trying to force a whole lot of liquid through thin tubes quickly and forcefully– the tubes can’t handle that for a prolonged amount of time, right? Eventually, they burst! Right now oxygenated blood is running through your body’s circulatory system. Your heart is...

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