The Reflux Remedy Report

January 11, 2011

Acid Indigestion Symptoms

Heartburn and acid indigestion plague millions of people worldwide. But, for someone who is experiencing it for the first time, it can be difficult to identify the symptoms of heartburn. So, what are some of the acid indigestion symptoms, what causes these symptoms, and how can they be prevented?

Symptoms

Symptoms of acid indigestion can be scary if you don’t know what they are. Chest pain is a main symptom; however it is different than that of a heart attack. Heartburn pain is often described as a burning sensation that radiates from the abdomen up into the chest and neck. A heart attack can feel like a weight on your chest, pain, and pain or numbness in your arm. It’s important to know the difference between these two symptoms and react accordingly.

Other symptoms of acid indigestion include reflux, or acid making it all the way up to your mouth, burping, hiccups and an overall feeling of indigestion.

Causes

These symptoms are a result of either acid overproduction, or acid being allowed into your esophagus, which can have a number of root triggers. They include daily habits, food and food consumption, and stress, among others.

Daily habits often cause acid indigestion. Something as simple as lying down right after eating isn’t good for digestion, and can easily result in heartburn. This is because when you’re in a horizontal position, acid is allowed to move freely through your stomach and esophagus. So, if you’ve just eaten, there may be acid and even food left in your stomach when you lie down. That means it’ll end up in your esophagus and cause acid indigestion if you don’t stay up for a bit longer. To avoid this, try eating no less than two hours before meals.

Food and how much of it you eat are huge triggers of heartburn and acid indigestion. Things like garlic, onions, caffeine, alcohol and citrus are common triggers, but you may have your own unique things that set you off. Keep track of what you eat so that you can easily point to your own acid indigestion culprits. Additionally, eating too much food at any one time can cause heartburn. This is because the body can’t process the sheer volume of food, and goes into overdrive of acid production. That creates a pressure buildup and causes indigestion and discomfort. In order to avoid this, try eating smaller meals more frequently. That will help your stomach more easily digest what you do give it, and keep indigestion at bay.

Stress is also a big indigestion trigger. It’s known to increase acid production, which can result in heartburn and discomfort. So, do things that will help you to relax. Listen to soothing music, take deep breaths, read a book, exercise, practice some yoga, whatever you need to do to help you calm down. It will help you prevent acid indigestion later in the day if you squash stress at its source.

Prevention

Preventing acid indigestion is easier than you may think. Simple things like altering your daily habits and food intake as stated above can majorly help improve your quality of life when it comes to heartburn. However, there are plenty of other things you can try to keep heartburn at bay.

  • Papaya tablets can help you to more easily digest your food, and keep acid production down to a healthy level. Papaya contains digestive enzymes that help break down your food and make it more digestible.
  • Eating an apple before or after a meal can also help to keep heartburn at bay.

These are just a few of the natural prevention techniques found in The Reflux Remedy Report. The report contains hundreds of holistic methods for keeping your foods down where they belong.

For more information on acid indigestion symptoms and how to prevent them, visit refluxremedy.com today.

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December 28, 2010

PVC’s & Acid Reflux

Premature Ventricular Complexes (or PVC’s) & acid reflux may go hand in hand for some people. PVC’s have had a long and mysterious history. At one time they were thought to be the precursor for impending death, and more recently are thought to simply be a benign phenomenon.

PVC’s happen when an electrical disturbance in one of the heart’s ventricles causes it to contract. Sometimes this can be felt as a palpitation, or feeling like your heart skipped a beat. Most often though, it’s not felt at all. This condition is generally a cause for concern if heart disease is present, as it can aggravate certain conditions and cause various complications. However, if no heart disease is found PVC’s are not something most doctors worry about.

Acid reflux can be caused by any number of things including daily habits, smoking, certain foods, tight clothing and stress. It happens when too much acid builds in the stomach and is allowed into the esophagus. This causes irritation and pain. It can also cause belching, hiccups and a general feeling of indigestion.

Some sufferers of acid reflux are finding their PVC’s happen more frequently during an acid reflux attack. This could be a result of pressure building up in the stomach, but it’s difficult to say for sure without more studies being conducted.

Get it under control

If you suffer from both of these conditions, and particularly notice an influx of PVC’s during an episode of acid reflux, try getting your reflux under control. There are a number of things you can do once reflux has started to help alleviate it.

  • Drink a large glass of water. This will help dilute toxins and wash excess stomach acids away.
  • Eat an apple. Some people have found apples are very effective at relieving heartburn pain.
  • Try taking some ginger. Ginger comes in many forms, and can be consumed as a tea, eaten candied or found in spiced form. Ginger has long been used to settle upset stomachs, and heart burn is no match for it.

The Reflux Remedy Report has a huge number of natural ways to relieve pain from heartburn and keep it away. Read it at refluxremedy.com today and be free of your heartburn pain now.

Focus on Prevention

Once you have your reflux under control, prevention is the key to keeping both it and related PVC’s away.

  • Eat smaller meals. However, just because you’re eating smaller meals doesn’t mean you need to eat less. Just eat more¬†often to maintain your food intake. This helps your body digest more easily and prevents that tell tale pressure buildup that may be related to PVC’s.
  • Don’t lie down or go to bed less than 2 hours after a meal. Staying upright after eating helps gravity keep food and acids where they belong, in your stomach. If you still have trouble, try putting an extra pillow under your head, to keep your esophagus aligned above your stomach.
  • Avoid triggers that cause heartburn. Keep a log of what foods irritate your stomach, and then avoid them. Everyone has their own triggers, but some common ones include garlic, onions, alcohol caffeine and citrus fruits.

While there isn’t much in the way of hard facts and studies relating PVC’s & acid reflux, more and more people are coming forward with these two problems. In the future, these two conditions may be definitively related to each other.

For more information, please visit www.refluxremedy.com.

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