How to Cure Acid Reflux – Heartburn
Acid reflux is a disease that causes acid in the stomach to flow back into the food pipe of our body. The acid causes irritation in the food pipe. The most common of acid reflux symptoms is heartburn.
What is Acid Reflux?
Acid reflux is a disease that causes acid in the stomach to flow back into the food pipe of our body. The acid causes irritation in the food pipe. The common symptoms of acid reflux are chest pain, sore throat, difficulty in swallowing and soar taste in mouth. There are many factors that can aggravate the acid reflux. These factors include irregular eating habits, consuming very large meals. The diet must not include fatty and spicy foods which can increase the chance of aggravating the condition.
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Acid Reflux Disease – The Truth About Heartburn
It is the coincidence of two medical conditions that causes acid reflux disease, or GERD – gastro-esophageal reflux disease, as it is known. The backward flow of food and acid from the stomach to the esophagus is the first condition contributing to acid reflux disease. Nonetheless, the reflux can happen in healthy individuals as well, when it is referred to as "physiologic gastroesophageal reflux" and does not always result in symptoms of acid reflux disease or changes in the organic tissues.
The second factor encouraging acid reflux is a malfunction of the LES, the lower esophageal sphincter. The LES is a circle of muscle acting as a valve between the esophagus and the stomach, measuring 3-4 cm, some two to three times thicker than the proximal esophagus. In cases of acid reflux disease, the stomach contents is pushed back into the esophagus because the LES does not shut properly. This is then called acid reflux disease, when symptoms of the disease then follow.
Heartburn is the burning feeling in the chest or the throat, when the stomach contents is pushed back to the lining of the esophagus. The usual sensation of acid reflux disease is persistent (every 3 days or more) heartburn. Occasional heartburn is common as well and does not necessarily mean acid reflux disease, as light reflux can also affect individuals in good health.
Acid Reflux Diet
Foods to avoid with acid reflux include: Coffee, Alcohol, Fried and Fatty foods, Spicy food, Carbonated Beverages, Citrus Fruits, Drinking Milk, Meat.
For your acid reflux diet, you need to include foods which are safe for both your esophagus and stomach. Fruits like apple and banana and vegetables like broccoli, peas, carrots, baked potatoes, green beans, and cabbages will not trigger acid reflux. It is also safe to consume extra-lean ground beef, skinless chicken breast, egg whites, and fish. Dairy products such as feta or goat cheese, fat-free cream cheese, sour cream, and soy cheese are safe to consume as well. Mineral water is the safest beverage for people with GERD.
It is always better to know the foods to avoid with acid reflux. Regular exercise will help you lose weight and maintain a healthier life. There a few things to be kept in mind to get rid of acid reflux.
- Do not overeat.
- Focus on having smaller meals that helps in digestion very quickly.
- Never lie down immediately after having meals.
How to Cure Acid Reflux
It is always good to consult a doctor before starting with a new diet plan. Always keep track of what you eat. If you have already experienced the disease try to avoid those food items as much as possible. Mostly people go for natural cures which is cheap and best. Try to understand what causes acid reflux. Cure is always secondary when compared to prevention.
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