But are there natural acid reflux cures to help you? There are definitely some things that you can consider to help reduce, and even stop acid reflux before it does any more damage to your esophagus. The first thing to realize is that some foods cause there to be more acid in the stomach to process it. This leads to acid reflux, so by reducing the amount of these foods that you eat, you should be able to get your acids under control.
But there are a few things you can do to lessen the effects. Cut down on the volume of food you eat at any one time. This will lessen the work your stomach has to do, while relieving the pressure in the stomach which causes the stomach fluids to travel up the esophagus. By eating less at mealtimes, you will probably need to eat more often to make sure you get the necessary calories each day.
At some time or other almost everyone in their life experience this problem. Some people experiences this problem frequently like acid from the stomach backs into the oesophagus. In the long run it may lead to scar tissue and it causes swallowing problem. An increased risk of esophageal cancer is also linked with Gastro esophageal Reflux Disease.
Causes of Acid Reflux: -
Different causes are there for Acid Reflux or heart burn. The most common cause of Heartburn or Acid Reflux includes: • Alcohol • Smoking • Frequently eating greasy, fried, and fatty foods • Drinking lots of carbonated beverages such as soda • Eating large meals • Slower emptying of the stomach • Eating before going to bed • Stress • Elevated hormone levels during pregnancy
Here are the top top natural remedies for acid reflux and heartburn.
• Avoid foods and beverages that trigger heartburn. As they say, prevention is the key. These foods either produce acids in the stomach or weaken the lower esophageal sphincter. These are fried and fatty foods, citrus and tomato products, spicy foods, alcoholic beverages, caffeinated drinks like soda, tea and coffee...and yes, even chocolate. • Eat smaller meals instead of 3 big ones. The key is to keep your stomach comfortable and not full. Large meals fill up the stomach and puts pressure in the esophagus muscles causing it to splash the contents of the stomach up into the esophagus. • Make a few lifestlye changes. If you are overweight, try to lose some pounds. Avoid smoking cigarettes and tobaccos. And finally, reduce your stress and try to exercise regularly. • Chew gum for 30 minutes after a meal. This increases the production of saliva which in turn helps to wash away whatever content is left in the esophagus. • Herbs like chamomille flowers, ginger root, bay leaves and dill seeds are also reported to help reduce the symptoms. • Avoid lying down right after a heavy meal or snack. This can exert pressure on your stomach and can in turn result in acid being refluxed into the esophagus. • Avoid vigorous exercise or any activity that requires stooping or bending over.
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