Necessity is the Mother of Invention!
In 1995, I was in such bad shape that I ended up in the hospital with blood pressure of 54 over 20. I was diagnosed with an advanced case of Acid Reflux Disease that had progressed to a serious pre-cancerous condition of Barret's Esophagus.
I was bleeding badly and needed immediate medical attention. The doctors quickly gave me fluids to increase the volume in my veins and then performed an endoscopic procedure to stop the internal bleeding.
After three days in the hospital, I was released with a Prilosec prescription, and instructions on diet and how to sleep. I was told to place two blocks under the posts at the head of my bed to elevate my head while sleeping. This, in turn, would help hold the stomach acid down away from my esophagus.
That was the idea --but it didn't work! I was constantly pulling myself back up onto my pillow and the top of the bed, as I continually slid down toward the foot of the bed. I ended up doing what I gather many people do in this situation --using 3 to 5 pillows to try and find some relief so I could sleep.
After fighting with this problem for three years I felt there had to be a better way to deal with the situation. There had to be a pillow that would fit my needs. I tried the standard wedge pillow, but it was too hard, uncomfortable and didn't have enough height. I searched the stores, catalogs and the Internet for a pillow that would offer enough height with a comfortable, supportive design to do the job. To my surprise, I couldn't find one.
The end result of my search was to design my own pillow and it works! The Comfort Lift Pillow® solved my problems and it can help you, too!
If you or someone you know suffers from health problems due to Acid Reflux, Gerd, Heartburn, Gastroesophogeal Reflux, indigestion, Barret's Esophagus, and other digestive diseases, the Comfort Lift Pillow® may be their answer to a restful night's sleep and better health!
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The Positional Therapy Pillow Company was founded in 1998 by Horacio Rubio, a fellow Acid Reflux Disease sufferer. Located in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Positional Therapy Pillow Company has served thousands of Acid Reflux Disease patients worldwide with solutions for reducing the discomfort related to this very painful disease.
The Positional Therapy Pillow products were designed to eliminate the need to raise a mattress with blocks or other materials, which generally cause the patient to slide down the bed, or the placement of several pillows under the head which can cause neck and back pain or subluxation of the spine. With the use of the Positional Therapy Pillow, the need for an expensive adjustable bed is eliminated.
The unique design of the Positional Therapy Pillow allows for back, neck and head support without forcing the body into an unnatural sleeping position. Made of medically approved flame retardant high grade foam and NASA developed memory foam, the pillows support the spine to the waist. Covered with removable, washable, breathable poly-cotton pillowcases, the pillow allows the patient comfort without excessive heat.
The Positional Therapy Pillow has significantly reduced or eliminated our customers' nighttime sleeping discomfort without drugs or expensive herbal or mechanical remedies. Many report an added bonus of reducing their snoring.
The Positional Therapy Pillow Company is dedicated to providing top quality medical devices to our customers at a competitive price. Additionally, we are continually researching and developing new designs to combat the discomforts of Acid Reflux Disease, Barret's Esophagus and GERD.
Corporate goals include the support of physicians, clinics, hospitals and nonprofit organizations whose mission is to cure Acid Reflux Disease. Use our links to medical articles, support groups and physicians/hospitals who specialize in the treatment of Acid Reflux Disease. Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter offering the latest news. Know that we are diligently working to help ease your pain.
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