April 21, 2011

Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux Pain

Natural Remedies for Acid RefluxAcid reflux is a pain, literally. Dealing with acid reflux can not only be an inconvenience to your day but can also cause great pain and discomfort to your body. Acid Reflux is a condition that causes damage to the lining of the esophagus as a result of the acid and enzymes used to breakdown foods in the stomach escaping the stomach reaching the esophagus causing burn and discomfort. The reactions from acid reflux range from belching and a hiccup sensation to heartburn. There are those instances when those suffering from acid reflux may feel a pain so intense that they mistake the acid reflux for a heart attack.

Many who suffer from acid reflux most notice symptoms after consuming foods that are reflux triggers. The pain from acid reflux can come gradually or it may be experienced as sharp or stabbing pain. There are several natural remedies for acid reflux. Different remedies tend to work for different people but you may want to try a variety to find the fit that?s best suiting for you.

Start by taking on your meals in smaller doses. It?s noticed that consuming meals in smaller doses allows the body to adequately break down your food and avoid hyperactivity. When food is overly consumed your body works extra hard to break down these foods to store necessities and get rid of waste. When the body kicks into overdrive an increase in acid tends to form allowing a greater possibility for the acid to escape from the stomach into the esophagus causing acid reflux.

  • Try Baking soda. Baking soda, believe it or not, is a natural antacid. If you take a spoonful of baking soda, add it to water, stir briskly and drink it while the water fizzles you may notice an instant relief of the acid reflux buildup.
  • Drink more water. This may seem like an overly obvious solution but you would be surprised to know how often the consumption of water goes ignored as the potential cure for many ailments. Water is great for neutralizing stomach acids. Be sure to drink lots of water before, during and after meals. Water aids is calming the acids by assisting in food digestion.
  • Drink organic aloe vera juice. Aloe seemingly has countless healing powers. Drink 1 ounce of aloe vera mixed with 2 ounces of water immediately upon experiencing any signs of reflux. Drinking aloe vera juice beforehand can aid in digestion decreasing the chances of hyperactive acids. Aloe vera has also been known to soothe irritation in the esophagus after acid reflux ensues.
  • Be sure to avoid trigger foods and try only consuming foods that are safe against acid reflux. Eat apples and bananas but stay away from tomatoes and lemons and oranges. Broccoli, carrots, cabbage, green beans and potatoes are also very good foods that generally cause no acid reflux. Keep in mind that trigger foods vary from one person to the next so you may want to keep a food log to determine which foods work best for you.

These are just a few suggestions of natural remedies for acid reflux. If you would like more information, feel free to visit refluxremedy.com today!

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