Esophageal Reflux

November 19, 2010

Esophageal Reflux

There are many causes of esophageal reflux and the symptoms vary greatly from one patient to the next. Individuals’ medical histories are a huge factor in how esophageal reflux affects each patient. The symptoms vary depending on the specific state of the condition but the most common symptom associated with it is heartburn that is often severe. Simple household remedies are occasionally sufficient in treating the symptoms but several medications are also available at most drug stores or your local grocery store.? Some of the home remedies are very simple such as drinking or eating something special before eating food that could potentially trigger an attack.? Specifically, things like apples are known to be acid neutralizers.? Also, simply drinkig a glass of water may be just enough to flush the extra acid that’s causing irritation out.

There are also daily changes that can be made to alleviate reflux.? Tracking what foods trigger reflux and then avoiding them is one of the main ways to reduce occurrences.? Also, eating smaller meals more frequently can help, as it doesn’t allow unnecessary pressure to build from assaulting the stomach with large amounts of food.

Over the counter medications are generally affordable, easy to use and the effectiveness has increased over the recent years which makes them better solutions than home remedies for most people. However, over the counter medications are not intended for continued use, and are not a permanent solution for frequent heart burn.

Esophageal reflux can be serious and you may not be able to treat it on your own. In this case you should consult a licensed physician to assist you in your treatment by prescribing a more powerful medication. Prescription medications can be a good solution for some people as they target specific causes of heart burn and prevent the production of acids or even neutralize them.? However, this is a very expensive route and can lead to a lifelong commitment.

Prevention is the best method for treating esophageal reflux because it is much better to prevent the pain and discomfort rather than to wait for it to hit you and then have to wait for relief. The most difficult part of treatment is simply finding the right solution for you because everyone’s body is unique and reacts differently to treatments.

Esophageal reflux can change over time so it is important to be proactive by monitoring your attacks and the effectiveness of different treatments to ensure that you are on top of the situation and not suffering more than you necessarily should be. If you suffer from esophageal reflux, keep in mind that there are several different ways to treat this condition so if you feel that your current treatment is not sufficient, keep an open mind to trying others until you find something that works for you.

For more information on Esophageal reflux and ways to treat it, visit and read The Reflux Remedy Report.

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