Heartburn incidence has been increasing nowadays especially in highly urbanized cities. Not sure what the exact cause but I believe it has something to do with the food that we eat. Experts believe that the most effective acidity remedy is changing the way we eat and the food we eat.
Sad to say, chances are if you already have experience heartburn at some time or another, also known as acid reflux, then there's a possibility that you might experience it again if you aren’t controlling what you dump into your stomach. Anything that has citric acid in it is what you must avoid at all cost if you don’t want to feel one of the most excruciating pains again.
Any foods that are high fat content, spicy and fried will predispose you to have heartburn. Although our diet may be a factor yet there may also be other factors that may cause it like hernia, ulcer and heart disease. So it is not a good idea to just take what medicine you have in your medicine box for it might already be an impending sign of heart attack.
Both sometimes have the same symptom like excruciating pain on your chest. If you suspect something else then it is wise to contact your doctor before it's too late. Nonetheless, whether it is heartburn or heart attack, the best way to get rid of it is to start making adjustments in your eating habit.
Heartburn remedies for acid reflux may include various medicines to normalize the acid production and those that coat the lining of the stomach. But if the cause is one of those medical conditions like hernia then surgery could be the best and effective remedy at this point.
There are also best home remedies for heartburn that includes banana, apple cider vinegar, peppermint tea, ginger and aloe vera juice. These are some of those foods that contain natural antacids. Refrain from eating spicy, fatty, tomato based foods and fruits that contains citrus. These foods will just make your condition worse.
Despite all the available remedies out there you still be able to feel the pain from heartburn if you continue to eat more than your stomach can digest and or if you are racing through your meal. Changing your eating habit during mealtime will help a lot by chewing your food slowly until it becomes a bit smaller then eating smaller meals will do the trick as well.
You should also avoid going on the bed right after eating and it is recommended that you must wait at least two or three hours before lying on bed. Inclining the head part of the bed will help eliminate the occurrence of heartburn.
Some herbs and other natural products are thought to have contributed in the relief of pain from acid reflux. Drinking plenty of water when you first feel or noticed a sign of heartburn can temporarily soothe the pain. Having biscuits readily available is your first line of defense since the starch contents will help in neutralizing the acid.
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