burning chest

July 5, 2011

Burning Chest And Throat

lifestyle choices that cause acid refluxAggravating lifestyles with smoking, drinking, and eating highly acidic foods are all culprits that inflame the chest and throat and cause incredible discomfort. Home remedies include mustard chased with a glass of warm water or a dose of baking soda followed by a water chaser. There are other temporary home remedies but finding a cure without using prescription drugs or surgery is the best approach for long term relief. Get to know your own body and keep a journal of how you are feeling after smoking or using tobacco products, drinking carbonated or alcoholic beverages, and eating acidic or gassy foods.

Try to avoid drugs and use a holistic approach to relieving burning chest and throat pain. If you are a smoker or use tobacco products; stop using if possible. Nicotine patches and gum may be used while kicking this very addictive habit that creates multiple digestive problems. Electronic cigarettes are another option to become a healthier you. These smokeless wonders create a vapor of a minimal amount of nicotine without the other harmful added ingredients. Second hand smoke is eliminated and this is an option to give up tobacco products forever.

Carbonated beverages create bloating and can increase acid reflux and weight. Water is the best option to keep your body hydrated and the digestive tract operating in a stable manner. Many Eastern countries begin their meals with a cup of hot tea. This century old tradition helps to reduce the fat from the main course. Many enjoy a before dinner glass of wine. This practice also helps to perk up the digestive juices and reduce stomach acid. Over indulging with alcohol loads your body with hundreds of carbohydrates that can lead to diabetes as well as stomach discomfort.

Year after year we hear that we are what we eat and with aging this becomes more evident. It is reported that 63% of the population is overweight or obese. Super sized portions at fast food chains are offering a lifestyle of dealing with being overweight and the issues associated with weight. Fried foods should be avoided to eliminate the burning sensation in the chest and throat. Baked, roasted, steamed, and grilled meats and vegetables are the best way to serve these foods. Food preparation is key in resolving the pain of a burning chest and throat.

Portion control is another tool to bypass the misery of acid reflux and indigestion. Overeating fatty foods will overload the liver and lead to a fatty liver. This liver condition is completely reversible by reducing the amount of fat in your diet. Keep your food diary and see the correlation between what you eat and how you feel. For further information and digestive relief options without prescriptions and surgery, download the Reflux Remedy Report at refluxremedy.com today.

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February 15, 2011

Burning In the Chest

Get Rid of Heartburn

Feeling a burning sensation in the chest is alarming! You may panic because this feeling can be very painful and sharp. Depending on your tolerance for pain, burning in the chest can be incapacitating. It is possible that the burning you feel is derived from heartburn. Heartburn can create a radiating pain in your chest region that may be unbearable for you. Heartburn is a symptom of acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and is caused when the stomach acid goes into the esophagus by way of a weak lower esophageal sphincter. Heartburn that occurs more than twice per week is used to diagnose acid reflux and GERD.

Heartburn is what causes a burning feeling in the chest. Due to the acid that has entered the esophagus, the esophagus can’t help but be damaged. The acidity of the gastric acid is too high for the esophagus to handle and defend against. An esophagus is not capable of resisting the damage induced by gastric acid, unlike the stomach. When the acid comes into contact with the esophagus, the lining of the esophagus becomes bruised and irritated. This irritation can cause you to feel like you are burning up on the inside.

Since the esophagus is positioned in the torso, adjacent to the breast bone, this occurrence can be referred to as heartburn or burning in the chest. The intense feeling is enough to make you weak. When you lie down, lift heavy items or bend over after a heavy meal, the burning feeling can escalate. Eating and drinking while you feel the burning sensation may worsen the pain level.

Burning of the chest could mean that you are having a cardiovascular problem. You may think that you are having a heart attack. Symptoms of a heart attack and heartburn can be extremely similar so you should always err on the side of caution. Don’t assume that you are having one problem over the other. Contact a medical professional if you feel severe burning in the chest. A heart attack can be fatal so always seek appropriate help.

Other symptoms of heartburn are burning of the throat, hoarseness, chest pain, chronic coughing, difficulty swallowing and a bitter taste in the mouth. Holistic remedies for heartburn are having aloe juice, drinking water, eating papaya and ginger root. If these remedies don’t stop the burning in your chest, try changing your habits. Quit smoking and drink limited amounts of alcohol. Eat healthier meals with lots of vegetables. Exercise and maintain a healthy weight to prevent obesity and diabetes, both causes of acid reflux and heartburn. Eating lighter meals can reduce acid production and reflux. Make sure that you understand which foods cause your body to react. Review your eating habits to ascertain the foods that are making you reflux and have heartburn.

If you have questions or are looking for more information about the causes and treatments for the burning feeling in your chest, read The Reflux Remedy Report today.

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