Gastroenterology Community
Exercises to help strengthen the LES?
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Gastroenterology issues such as Acid Reflux (GERD), Barretts Esophagus, Colitis, Colon/Bowel Disorders, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis/ Diverticulosis, Digestive Disorders and Stomach Pain.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Exercises to help strengthen the LES?

Are there any exercises to help strengthen the LES? I've been using Nexium for a while now and it feels like acid is breaking through more and more often. I have a very mild case of gastroparesis, and will likely request the doctor prescribes Reglan, mostly to handle the heartburn. (I don't often get any other symptoms from the GP.) I've heard that Reglan can help strengthen the LES, but are there any exercises that can do the same? Someone once mentioned to me that vocalist exercises might help (particularly because it strengthes the diaphragm), but I'm wondering if there's anything else I could do.
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
I just got back from an acupuncture treatment for my gastroparesis, done with electric stimulation. IMMEDIATE help! A minute after the needles were put in and the stimulation started my stomach started growling. About half way I felt like I was starving! After the treatment I went and had a good sized salad and chicken. Very little heartburn, less than I've had in days!

Also, there was a reason for the chicken at dinner: turns out that while things like onion and garlic have the effect of weakening the LES, protein apparently has been shown to strengthen the LES, at least temporarily. I think I'll be eating a lot more (lean) protein from now on.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
The studies from acupuncture at two specific acupuncture points were actually the basis for the development of the gastric pacemaker.................interesting, huh?
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Hmm... THAT I did not know! Very interesting. Makes me think I'm on the right path with acupuncture, at least as part of the whole picture. Do you happen to know where I can find a chart that shows the acupuncture points used?
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Gastroenterology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Digestive Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
CalGal
CA
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
cnoevl21
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
1530171_tn?1418143903
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
329165_tn?1412685860
Blank
Smiley2000
Australia
140029_tn?1393301742
Blank
Matthew007
UT