Acid reflux, Heartburn or constipation is something that most adults will experience during their lifetime. It is characterized by an uncomfortable burning sensation right behind the breastbone that often times creeps up the throat, and is a symptom more so than a disease. It is caused by acid reflux, which occurs when the ring of muscle that allows food into your stomach relaxes when it shouldn’t. The result is acid from your stomach goes back up your esophagus, which then causes the sensation of heartburn. Think about it…its acid burning your throat…ouch! It’s actually possible to have reflux without heartburn, but it is not possible to have heartburn without-reflux. While over-the-counter and prescription medications are available, if you suffer only from occasional heartburn, lifestyle changes and heartburn home remedies may be the route you want to take.
1.A spoonful of baking soda…
A spoonful of sodium bicarbonate, or teaspoon-full to be exact, can help put an end to the gnawing, burning, sensation of heartburn caused by acid reflux. Baking-soda, as sodium-bicarbonate is more commonly known, can help your reflux and in turn help your heartburn because it is a base substance. It has a pH-higher than 7.0, and therefore neutralizes stomach acid
You will need…
-1/2 teaspoon or 1 teaspoon of baking soda
-a glass of fresh water
Mix either a ½ teaspoon or 1 single teaspoon of baking soda into a glass of water that is no more than 8-ounces. Give it a good stir and drink all of the mixture. You can repeat this as needed but should not exceed seven ½ teaspoon doses in a 24-hour period. Also, avoid using this as a remedy for more than a week straight, as it is high in salt and can have side effects such as swelling or nausea
2.Chin up (and don’t lie down)
Heartburn tends to get worse at night, thanks to the fact that you’re lying down when you sleep. Gravity works against you, and it’s easier for the digested contents of your stomach to back up into your esophagus, along with acid. Try elevating your head about 6 inches when you sleep by placing bricks, books, or blocks under the legs at the head of your bed. You could also try a wedge-shaped pillow under your mattress, but don’t simply pile up extra pillows as it’s easy to slip off of them at night. Don’t lie down within 2-3 hours after eating, because lying down with a full stomach makes stomach contents press harder against your lower esophageal-sphincter.
3. Avoid tight fitting clothes
Things cinched tightly about your waist or middle can worsen heartburn. If you have super tight-jeans on, when you sit down, the waistband is going to sink into your abdomen region. Same goes for tight belts-and even shirts can be a problem for some. This is because all of the above puts extra pressure on your lower esophageal-sphincter, which make it more likely stomach contents, will push through and you’ll experience reflux.
Never take drugs...it is part of the problem...just change your diet to a plant based raw diet and try to grow your own foods that are not sprayed with toxic chemicals like the ones you find in the supposed health stores. Next, get good rest, don't drink alcohol and stay away from vinegar and heavy salted foods.
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That was a very interesting article, here are a few more tips on how to cure heartburn...
1) You must loosen clothing: Heartburn happens because the contents of your stomach are going back up into your oesophagus, where the stomach acids burn the tissues. You could be having an episode of heartburn because tight clothing is binding your stomach. If that's the case, the first thing to do is loosen your belt - or your dress, or apron strings, or whatever else is holding you too tight.
2) You need to stand up: Your posture might be contributing to heartburn, so if you're sitting or lying down, try standing up. If you're already standing, try standing up more straight. "When you're slumped down, your internal organs are compressed," says Betsy Polatin. She's a movement specialist who works with performers. "A simple and effective solution may be to lengthen and widen your torso and spine, as your head gently moves toward the ceiling."
3) Elevate Waist: If you're lying down and can't get up, or if you're caring for someone who is confined to bed and is experiencing heartburn, try raising the upper body. According to the Mayo Clinic, lifting the head isn't enough, so don't add a pillow. The goal is elevation from the waist up. An adjustable bed that can be raised to a suitable angle can provide relief. If your bed doesn't do that, you can increase the angle by using a wedge pillow.
4) Mix Baking Soda With Water: You might have a heartburn remedy right in your kitchen. Baking soda will calm some heartburn. It works by neutralizing the stomach acid, this happens because baking soda is alkaline. Dissolve a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water and drink slowly (drink everything slowly when you have heartburn).
5) You should chew gum: Chewing gum could help neutralize acid, too. Dr. Atif Iqbal, medical director of the Memorial Care Digestive Care Centre at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Centre in Fountain Valley, California, recommends it. "Gum increases saliva," says Dr. Iqbal. "Any acid that has built up in the gut is diluted and washed away or cleared out more quickly."
(I learned these and why they work on Amirykal Heartburn Remedies site )
here's several suggestions for reducing heartburn quickly
Ensure you consume plenty of water.
cut down on French fries and mashed potatoes
Avoid dairy products such as ice cream, sour cream and cottage cheese
(I read these and why they work from Alinn heartburn relief website )
You might want to rethink drinking too much water especially right after eating. I have GERD really bad and I've noticed that drinking ANYTHING right after eating a full meal, especially water triggers my heartburn. When I quizzed my Dr. as to why because water is basically as innocent a drink one could have he explained that if you have a cup that can only hold 250ml and you pour 270 ml into it, what happens? It overflows! So if your stomach is already full and you add more to it (water) you push the level of fullness right up to your leaky esophageal sphincter and voila...the burn. I've learned the hard way not to drink anything until at least an hour after eating to give the stomach a bit of time for some of its contents to begin its journey down into the intestines, thus lowering the content level in the stomach so a drink won't cause an overflow and even then I sip the drink over the next half hour slowly instead of gulping it down. And i've found that a real nice drink that has the ability to lower stomach acid is Silk brand Almond milk, vanilla flavored, unsweetened does an excellent job. Sometimes it can even quell an acid uprising. Why? because it has a Ph of 8.4 which is very alkaline and neutralizes the acid effect. That's my story.
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