The latest version of the Mayo Clinic’s guidelines for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic bronchitis has new language that explains how to reduce your risk of heartburn and fainting spells.
In an update to the Mayo Clinics new “map filter” guideline, the Mayo team explained how heartburn can be caused by any combination of four common causes, including “overactive skin cells” and “inflammatory immune responses.”
Heartburn can also be caused when the immune system is overactive, or “overworked,” the Mayo staff wrote.
The updated map filter rule is meant to make sure that the symptoms of heartbreak are mild enough that a person can avoid further heartburn.
While the original version of this map filter was written in 2003, it has been updated in 2015.
“The updated version is meant as a reference to ensure we are following the latest evidence about heartburn,” the team wrote.
“The original version was written before the pandemic, and was used as a guide for doctors who were prescribing medicines to people with heartburn to ensure that their medicines were safe.”
The new version is based on the latest research and is updated for the 2017-18 calendar year, according to the statement.
So what does this mean?
“This is a huge step forward,” said Dr. Jonathan DeBenedict, MD, a cardiologist at the Mayo Center for Cardiology.
“We are now going to have a better understanding of how heart attacks and strokes affect the heart, and how the immune response can lead to an increase in inflammation and heartburn.”
The team also said that the new map filter will not eliminate all heartburn symptoms.
If a person has an elevated risk for heartburn (higher than 10 percent), they may want to limit their intake of certain foods and beverages and limit their exercise.
Also, if someone has a history of heart attacks or strokes, they may also want to avoid certain foods, especially if they are elderly.
For more information, read the MayoClinic.com update on heartburn prevention.
To read more about heartbreak, read this article.
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