The reflux of acid in the gullet is due to changes in the wall between the esophagus and stomach, lack of ability of lower esophageal sphincter, inability to throw out gastric acid from the esophagus or temporary relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter.
More serious symptoms can be exhibited if acid reflux continues; including nausea, vomiting and respiratory problems. Over time, this tends to lead to chronic conditions influencing a person's health. The tender and sensitive lining of the esophagus will continue to get worse as the heartburn or acid reflux disease continues. It is best to seek treatment early on rather than expecting things to get worse.
The act of stomach liquids backing up into the esophagus is generally normal. It also happens to those without acid reflux disease in the case of acid reflux disorder patients, however, the stomach contents have more acid than the normal and that the acid tends to stay inside the esophagus in an extended period of time.
Eating fatty and spicy foods because excess acid levels, and high amounts can cause stomach problems. Caffeine and alcoholic drinks also encourages acid discharge. They can also cause the lower esophageal sphincter to over relax and let gastric acid up into the esophagus bringing on heartburn.
Heartburn sufferers tend to have higher incidence of stomach acid and repeated exposure to the esophagus leaves the lining delicate and vulnerable. Your body does have natural protection against stomach acid which helps to dilute its potency. Your saliva is an example of a natural method of combating the acidic liquid. Your salivary glands produce material rich in bicarbonate; a base chemical which dilutes acid.
The patient of the acid reflux should be very particular and careful about their diet. You can watch yourself that which kind of food suits you well. Restrict the intake of liquids except milk. Milk is very helpful and it must be taken frequently. You must not take pickles and tea as it is very harmful for the patients of acid reflux.
The problem of acid reflux can be treated with the help of home remedies also. Some of the popular and effective home remedies for treating acid reflux.
• Petha is also very effective in treating acid reflux. If the patients of acid reflux make a habit to take at least two pieces of petha regularly then the problem of acid reflux will be completely cured. • Make a habit to eat clove in the morning and evening after the meals regularly. It is a beneficial remedy to cure acid reflux. • Patient must avoid drinking tea as it is very harmful. • Carrot is very beneficial for the patients of acid reflux. It helps in curing acidosis. • Banana is very effective in treating acid reflux. You can take banana with sugar and cardamom powder. • Radish juice mixed with sugar candy is beneficial in treating acid reflux.
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