Acid re­flux mis­ery is re­lieved at last by gel

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SYLVIE WHITE, 51, has suf­fered from acid re­flux since her teens, with the symp­toms wors­en­ing after her last preg­nancy 11 years ago. ‘It causes me dis­tress and abdominal discomfort is also a prob­lem as a re­sult of ir­ri­ta­ble bowel syn­drome.’ The IT spe­cial­ist and mum-of-two from Kent tried nat­u­ral and over­the-counter reme­dies and cut out gluten and al­co­hol, be­fore be­ing of­fi­cially di­ag­nosed last year with re­flux by her GP. ‘By then it was hard to sleep be­cause ly­ing down at night would pro­duce se­vere acid re­flux. ‘Sometimes I would get chest pains due to trapped gas, which was alarm­ing be­cause I couldn’t help feel­ing wor­ried that I might be hav­ing a heart at­tack! ‘My sleep prob­lems also af­fected my part­ner, as I did a lot of toss­ing and turn­ing. Though sym­pa­thetic, he was be­com­ing grumpy through lack of sleep and so we de­cided to sleep in sep­a­rate beds. ‘Once di­ag­nosed, I was pre­scribed med­i­ca­tion that of­fered tem­po­rary, but not per­ma­nent, re­lief from my symp­toms.’ Then Sylvie passed a lo­cal in­de­pen­dent health food shop ad­ver­tis­ing col­loidal sili­cic acid gel, and de­cided to try it. ‘I took a leap of faith and I’ve never looked back since. I’ve been tak­ing it for about three months now. ‘It has re­lieved my gas­troin­testi­nal symp­toms and has been the most ef­fec­tive prod­uct I have tried. It’s amaz­ing to be able to en­joy an oc­ca­sional glass of wine or spicy dish now with­out fear of reprisals. ‘I no longer feel abdominal discomfort or full of wind. I only oc­ca­sion­ally need to take an in­di­ges­tion tablet, and my part­ner and I are able to sleep in the same bed again.’ Users of sili­cic acid gel typ­i­cally re­port re­lief from their symp­toms, feel­ing in con­trol of their life again and be­ing able to ex­er­cise, take sim­ple trips to the shops and ac­cept in­vi­ta­tions to fam­ily events that would once have been im­pos­si­ble. Col­loidal sili­cic acid gel is avail­able from Tesco, Hol­land & Bar­rett, Lloyds Phar­macy, Su­per­drug and in­de­pen­dent phar­ma­cies.

Pic­ture: SILICOLGEL (posed by model)

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