Allergy Treatment for GERD

Allergy Treatment

Eosinophilic esophagitis is frequently misdiagnosed as GERD. Allergy treatment may be indicated in individuals who are not responsive to typical GERD therapies. Allergy testing to measure both IgE and IgG antibodies is indicated. In addition, dietary supplementation, using products to treat allergic reactions directly may also be necessary. Quercitin is a bioflavonoid often used in allergies because it has antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects. Vitamin C has been shown to be protective against GERD and to have antioxidant and some ( Mahmood A,,2007)

antihistamine properties.

Zinc Carnosine

Zinc carnosine has been shown to speed healing in many types of gastrointestinal lesions. Many studies refer to polaprezinc, a chelate compound consisting of zinc and L-carnosine. Studies show that polaprezinc has antioxidant activity and decreases the gastric inflammation caused by H. pylori infection. Polaprezinc has been shown to protect gastric mucosa from damaging free radicals as well as speed healing of gastric lesions in animal models.76 Additionally, studies show that zinc carnosine improves intestinal integrity and decreased labinduced gastric and small-intestine injury. ( Paraschos S,, , et al ,2007)

L-Glutamine

L-Glutamine is an amino acid utilized as an energy source by intestinal epithelium. Research has shown that supplementation with glutamine prevented the development in chemical- induced gastric lesions in stressed rats. Also, glutamine has been shown to decrease duration and severity of mucosal lesions induced by chemotherapy. Belladonna Atropa belladonna (belladonna) is a botanical often used for its anticholinergic activity. One of the constituents of belladonna is atropine. Although anticholinergics have been shown to aggravate GERD, atropine has been shown to be beneficial. It is possible that belladonna may be useful for treating GERD owing to the herb’s atropine component. ( Mahmood A,,2007)