July 6, 2011
Acid Reflux Burping
Acid reflux often causes the urge to burp. But when the person burps with acid reflux, gas erupts with a flow of acid in the stomach. The reason for this reaction is that the sphincter separating the stomach and the esophagus relaxes when it is not supposed to and that allows the contents of the stomach that back up into the esophagus creates a burning sensation. This condition is commonly known as burping with acid reflux, and can be very uncomfortable.
Acid reflux can be caused by foods or drinks. Even medication a person is taking can cause bouts of acid reflux. Burping with acid reflux can happen after a person exercises, and some people get it only at night. The causes and symptoms may differ with each person, but it is important to pinpoint the triggers for the problem.
Acid Reflux Treatment
People who suffer from acid reflux describe the pain as extremely debilitating. When the acid in the stomach flows back into the esophagus it causes heartburn. This constant feeling of burning in the chest is what is referred to as acid reflux or GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease). Though some people may experience heartburn every now or then, a person with acid reflux experiences the symptoms several times a week and often may require medical attention.
Natural Cures for Acid Reflux Burping
Doctors often prescribe prescription medication for severe acid reflex, but there are some natural remedies that will provide relief from the burning and burping that accompanies acid reflux.
A person’s diet is often the cause of acid reflux burping, so monitoring the foods that are eaten is the first step in determining the root cause of the problem. Noting the foods that result in acid reflux will help in eliminating acid reflux triggers. Since acid reflux burping often occurs at night, make sure that the last meal eaten is not spicy or containing trigger foods. Eating the last meal of the day at least three hours before retiring will mean that the stomach is empty so there are no acids in the stomach that will trigger episodes of acid reflux burping.
Eating several smaller meals during the day means that there will not be as much food in the stomach so it will be less likely that acid will build up in the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Another way to prevent the buildup of stomach acid in the LES is to sleep with the head raised above the rest of the body. This will help keep acid out of the esophagus. Losing weight and reducing fat in the diet also helps.
A good probiotic will help relieve the symptoms of acid reflux, and works especially well in infants and young children. Many pediatricians will recommend prescription medications when infants suffer from acid reflux, but giving the child a probiotic made especially for children will work as effectively without the harmful side effects.
For more information on controlling acid reflux burping, download the Reflux Remedy Report at refluxremedy.com and learn how to eliminate acid reflux burping for good.