Also called; Acid indigestion, a painful burning feeling in chest or throat. It happens when stomach acid backs up into esophagus, the tube that carries food from mouth to stomach. If experiencing frequent heartburn or more than twice a week, one should consider having gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), food sticking, blood or weight loss may be associated with a more severe problem, such as esophagus and Barrett’s esophagus. With GERD, the muscles at the end of esophagus do not close tightly enough, this allows contents of the stomach to back up, or reflux, into the esophagus which irritate it. The condition has been linked to unhealthy living and a poor diet and one of the most common digestive disorders. The condition is caused by small amounts of acid from the stomach rising up into the gullet. The gullet,unlike the stomach, does not have a protective lining therefore when it is exposed to the acid, it can become inflamed and painful-leading to the sensation of heartburn. Though heartburn is the most common symptom of acid reflux,it is not the only problem. If you have other symptoms such as crushing chest pain, it could be a heart attack.
One should try-natural remedies for heartburn ;
Avoid Heartburn trigger foods,beverages that most commonly trigger heartburn include: Citrus fruits,juices, chocolate,peppermint, excessive alcohol consumption,particularly red wine, tomatoes and tomato-based products, greasy or spicy foods, fatty or acidic foods, caffeinated beverages such as coffee, carbonated beverages,such as colas.
Eat smaller, more frequent meals. Large meals expand stomach and can increase upward pressure against esophageal sphincter. Wait at least 2 to 3 hours after eating to head to bed, not eating close to bedtime.
Gravity helps keep the stomach juices from backing up into esophagus and assists flow of food and digestive juices from the stomach to the intestines – why if having heart burn may feel better standing up right after eating than laying down.
Elevate your head while sleeping. Laying down flat presses the stomach’s contents against the lower esophageal sphincter(LES), which is the connection between esophagus and stomach. With head higher than the stomach, gravity helps reduce this pressure. One can elevate the head a few inches in a couple of ways. You can place blocks or anything that’s sturdy securely under legs of your bed at head. You can also use an extra pillow, or a wedge-shaped pillow, to elevate your head.
Don’t Smoke. Nicotine relaxes esophageal sphincter. Smoking also stimulates production of stomach acid.
Relax-while stress hasn’t been linked directly to heartburn, it is known that it can lead to behaviors that can trigger heartburn. Follow these relaxation tips to alleviate stress, and thus make stress-related heartburn less likely.
Losing weight if obesity contributes to the problem.
Wearing loose-fitting clothes.
Symptoms are much worse if to put yourself in a horizontal position with a stomach full of food and fluid so the best way to treat it is not to go to bed after you have eaten.
Try ; Baking Soda, a natural antacid. If you dissolve a teaspoon of baking soda in 8 ounces of water, it can neutralize acid and temporarily alleviate heartburn caused by acid reflux. There are some drawbacks, however, to this. When you add baking soda to water,it releases carbon dioxide. That’s what causes fizz. This fizz can open LES to enable you to burp,and help relieve pressure from bloating. Unfortunately, though, opening LES can also allow stomach contents to reflux up into the esophagus.
Bananas, act as natural antacid in body,can eat either fresh,dried bananas.
Chamomile Tea, used to help neutralize stomach acid, can also be used as a stress reliever.
Apple Cider Vinegar.
Ginger, is one of the oldest remedies for heartburn, also used to help treat nausea.
Turmeric,helps stimulate digestion and prevent acid build-up.
Symptoms also suggest that somehow damage have already occurred include: Dysphagia: difficulty swallowing or a feeling that food is trapped behind the breast bone.
Bleeding: vomiting blood, or having tarry, black bowel movements.
Choking: sensation of acid refluxed into the windpipe causing shortness of breath, coughing, or hoarseness of the voice.
GERD sufferer and are taking the right steps to treat it.
•Do you frequently have one or more of the following:
a-an uncomfortable feeling behind the breastbone that seems to be moving upward from the stomach?
b-a burning sensation in the back of throat?
c-a bitter acid taste in mouth?
•Do you often experience these problems after meals?
•Do you experience heartburn or acid indigestion two or more times per week?
•Do you find that antacids only provide temporary relief from your symptoms?
•Are you taking prescription medication to treat heartburn, but still having symptoms?
If you said yes to two or more of the above, you may have GERD. To know for sure, see a gastrointestinal.
Or ACUPUNCTURE SuJok energy and color therapy, may overcome the symptoms. Acupuncture, itself is a powerful medicine, which aids in strengthening the immune system and serves to prevent diseases, control pain and increase both the ability to function and the quality of peoples lives. It has also helped many people who were not successfully treated through conventional western medicine. Several conditions can be dramatically improved or remedied in full including Heart Burn. The beauty of acupuncture is that each treatment is catered to the needs of an individual patient. Its energy concept on the palm will be chosen for overall well being with the objective of increasing circulation of the blood and vital energy.
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