How do you tap water to keep your heartburn away?
A new study found that tap water in some areas can help alleviate the symptoms of chronic heartburn by promoting oxygen levels in the body.
The findings, published in the journal ACS Heart and Lung, provide evidence that tapwater can be used as a natural alternative to the potentially toxic chemicals found in commercial bottled water.
“This is a really important finding because it shows that tap waters can be effective in preventing and treating chronic heart burn,” Dr. Scott Besser, a cardiologist and chief of the cardiology department at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, told The Hill.
He added that he’s hopeful the study will help patients and their families understand how tap water works and the risks of using tap water.
According to the researchers, the body uses about 100 calories per day to synthesize oxygen, which is vital to the body’s ability to heal.
But if the body can’t synthesize enough oxygen, the brain and other organs have trouble healing.
In the new study, researchers looked at people who have chronic heart conditions like angina, high blood pressure and stroke.
They also looked at individuals who have experienced acute heartburn.
The participants were asked to drink a mixture of tap water and filtered water for 30 minutes.
The water was then added to their coffee and tea cups and the subjects were asked how much of each mixture they consumed.
“The results of the study showed that tap tap water, when it is filtered and filtered correctly, was more effective than filtered and un-filtered water in controlling and preventing acute heart burn, while un- and filtered tap water was no better than either filtered and untreated water,” the researchers wrote in their study.
In addition, the researchers found that people who drank the tap water had lower levels of COX-2, a protein that can cause inflammation and heart damage.
“It’s not that people are not using filtered water, it’s that they’re using filtered and untrained water,” Dr Bessers told The Daily Beast.
While this study does not show that tap drinking is the most effective method for controlling acute heart problems, it does suggest tap water can help prevent them.
“We know that tap can reduce inflammation and that’s important in the treatment of acute heart conditions, because inflammation leads to heart failure,” he said.
The study also found that the tap drinking group had less heart disease symptoms and were less likely to suffer from chronic heart disease.
“Our results also showed that people that drink tap water have a reduced risk of developing chronic heart attacks and they have a lower risk of experiencing acute heart failure, so the benefits of tap drinking outweigh the risk,” Dr Farr said.
“Tap water is really an effective alternative for managing acute heart disease,” he added.
Dr. Farr and his colleagues have found that regular water intake can improve people’s health by increasing blood flow and helping them heal.
He said the results of this study also showed tap water might have benefits in reducing chronic heart issues, including cardiovascular disease.
While some of the results may sound counterintuitive, Dr. Fairs research found that patients who drank filtered water reported feeling better than those who drank tap water for only one week.
The results also found people who drink tap or filtered water experience fewer symptoms of heartburn and are less likely in the future to develop chronic heart problems.
“When you reduce inflammation, you decrease the amount of inflammatory chemicals that cause heart attacks,” Dr Wahl said.
Dr Wahl also noted that the results could mean tap drinking could be used to treat conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, irritable bladder, or chronic back pain.
Dr Farr stressed that he thinks tap drinking might have some potential benefits, but that more research is needed.
“For example, we know that there’s no scientific evidence to show tap drinking will prevent chronic heart diseases,” he explained.