Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Indigestion, Heartburn and Digestive disorders testimonials

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Indigestion, Heartburn and digestive disorders

GERD Acid reflux + Angle Calculation

G'day;

I noticed that a mistake is often made in this and other websites about IBT. Advice is often given about using the length of the bed to calculate the correct magical 5 degree angle.  That advice is quite misleading.  The distance that must be used is the distance between the legs near the head of the bed and the legs near the foot of the bed -- not the length of the bed.  For example, my bed is 200 cm long, but the distance between legs is only 141 cm.

I used a CAD program to precisely calculated the required length of the legs at the foot of my bed, while retaining the original legs near the head of the bed, in order to achieve a 5 degree angle.  I have uploaded that drawing as an image titled 'Bed Angle Calculation', in case it is of any interest to anyone else.  

The bed is a Wenatex bed, in case anyone is wanting to modify that brand of bed.

I consttucted tdhe legs from 90 mm downpipe PVC, and the materials cosst about $ 20 AUS or about $ 15 US.

I have also (hopefully, successfully) uploaded photos entitled 'Installed Bed Leg', 'Bed Leg Assembly', and 'Bolt Through Slide-on Cap' to give more details.  

If anyone wants any more details about fabricating the legs, feel free to send an email to hughpittman@yahoo.com.au.

While I am here, I might also mention a clear-cut benefit of IBT.  I haven't seen it mentioned eleswhere, although I have not read all posts, so I might have missed it.  IBT helps reduce or eliminate gastric reflux.  This is not hard to understand. Gravity moves the contents of the stomach down away from the inlet valve at the top of the stomach when a person lays down with their head higher that than their stomach.

Cheers,

Hugh

 

 

 

Hugh
Australia

Posted Date : 16-05-2016

Avalina on Awake Radio U.S. Shares her IBT experience Acid Reflux - Gerd and much more

Link to Avalina sharing her experience with Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT)   https://youtu.be/6H7gSolYBc0?t=1h27m49s
Avalina also discusses the changes in people she has advised to sleep with the head of the bed raised 6 inches. Varicose veins, spine problems, snoring and more.

Below is the transcript including the timeframe on the video relating to Avalina's video testimony.

I had terrible stomach problems for a number

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of years and I went to the Doctor but unfortunately
the tablets I was given had many side effects.

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Course they do
Yes of course so one of them unfortunately

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was breast enlargement and being a small lady
That can't be a bad thing he he he he

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I didn't want to have a sort of over toppling
problem you know

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Anyway so I came off those and well didn't
know what to do really and found Andrew's

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inclined bed therapy and thought I would give
it a try.

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My husband made the bed and I can safely say
within 2 or 3 days I had no more stomach problems.

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Yeah so I am a great advocate of inclinedbedtherapy.com
not only that I find I am more refreshed in

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the morning I sleep better and I get over
things quicker, you know illnesses and I am

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less thirsty in the mornings and it's a great
mood lifter.

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Brilliant yes.
Did you say your husband is trying it?

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Is that David?
Yes it is

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Hello David
Well yes we are getting around to it we sleep

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in separate beds, Yeah I like to sleep separately,
I like to get a good nights sleep.

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But yeah we are working on that David at some
point we are going to order the wood when

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we have got some money order some wood at
the end of the year and my husband will make

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an inclined bed for himself
Excellent

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Thank you for chipping in, very interesting.
What were your stomach problems, acid reflux?

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Yes that's right, I mean it is so debilitating
all day finding whatever you eat you just

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feel you have got this terrible heart burn
and acid reflux and all related problems etc,

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it didn't matter what I did, let's just say
that other things have helped too since then,

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but the first thing that helped was the inclined
bed therapy

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Right
Yeah from there I was able to take things

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further, you know change diet eventually etc
but to start off not to have to take the tablet

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and have a natural replacement for that you
know was really important to me. I don't like

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taking tablets.
Was that zantac, I just hate having to take

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those?
Oh yes exactly, I am not a person for taking

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tablets so I really did resent taking anything
that could give me side effects so it was

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lovely, really great to have that feeling
of ahh I have got some relief with the inclined

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bed therapy and then from then on I could
make changes. So I have stayed inclined and

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what I suppose I aught to say to people is
to try it and stay on it, don't come off it

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when your symptoms have ceased. When you feel
that things have changed, I know a lot of

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people have said oh I tried it and it was
really great, but then went back of course

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to sleeping flat. Well I think that is a disaster.
Why would they do that

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Well people I suppose sleeping in bed with
partners, perhaps there have been problems

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there and.
I said there was a couch

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Yeah well that's right but I can understand
but you know I suppose that's what I want

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to say really is stay with it if you are going
to do inclined bed therapy don't give up after

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a couple of months stay with it.
Yeah

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Interesting that you were talking about people
who were on it that got away because I can't

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get away, when I went away to my sisters place
in Vermont and I had to sleep flat I thought

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that I was going to die in my sleep
Yeah, absolutely, you feel suffocated don't

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you.
Yes yes

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I also want to tell you something great that
happened because I live on a small island

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and there is only 57 of us and 3 people here
also sleep inclined. One particular man they

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are all elderly but one of them had a very
bad varicose vein in his leg and for years

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he has had this varicose vein.
I would say it was in 3 or four days his varicose

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vein disappeared after sleeping inclined.
Which is fantastic isn't it

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It is fantastic
That's beautiful

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Yeah and he stayed inclined. I say to him
are you still inclined? He says Oh yes. he

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he he he
And another guy also had a very bad neck problem

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and there has been no therapist that managed
to sort it out.

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He was suffering with his neck problem so
I thought I would mention it to him and he

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said Oh I will give it a try and again that
was within literally within a week. He said

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I don't believe it, what Doctors couldn't
fix, sleeping so simply it's fixed. He said

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I am telling everyone I'm telling everyone,
i'm driving people mad, I'm telling them ha

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ha ha ha
He has become an inclined bed bore like the

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rest of us.
Yeah absolutely that's right

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It is amazing some of the immediate benefits
a lot of them take a lot longer but my girlfriend

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remarked immediately that my snoring had almost
been eliminated.

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Oh Yeah Yeah The snoring is great
I told my cousin about that and suddenly her

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and her husband were sleeping in the same
bed again now. Because it eliminated his snoring.

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And then I called Andrew and told him about
this and he said oh yeah inclined bed therapy

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has saved many marriages.
Yes

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ha ha ha ha
Fantastic isn't it

 

Avalina
United Kingdom

http://avalinakreska.uk/ Posted Date : 20-08-2015

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