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April 14, 2011

Treating Acid Reflux

If you suffer from acid reflux you likely will do anything for a cure. You’ve frankly had enough punishment when all you’ve done was eat. That’s what you’re supposed to do, right? So why is it that every time you consume one of your favorite foods you are met with an ungodly burning sensation that can start in the lower abdomen and resonate all the way to the throat? It just doesn’t seem worth it. If this is the price that you must pay for simply eating, you’d rather not eat at all. Then what do you do? There is no alternative so you just bite the bullet, eat the foods you love and deal with the suffering when it arises. There just has to be another way.

Great news for you, there is. There is a way to treat acid reflux so that you may continue to provide your body with the nutrients it needs from food without suffering consequences for eating. First you should understand what the body goes through that causes your acid reflux. Your acid reflux is a result of hyperactive acids and enzymes in your stomach that escape the stomach when the valve that is the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) neglects to close after food passes through it. When this valve remains open, the acids that should remain in the stomach make their way to the esophagus causing heartburn, nausea, regurgitation and other acid reflux symptoms.

There are triggers that are more likely to onset acid reflux if you neglect to avoid them at all cost. Though there are treatments to soothe acid reflux after it arises, it is much better to stop acid reflux before it gets started. Try preventative care. Be mindful of what you eat. Keep a food log. In this food log write down what eat and see if acid reflux happens after eating these foods. If you notice that certain foods are causing you to experience acid reflux eliminate these foods from your diet immediately.

If you are actively experiencing acid reflux here are a few ways to treat it:

  • Drink water. Drinking water is more vital to getting your control of your acid reflux than you can imagine. Water aids in food digestion while stabilizing stomach acids. Opt for water in place of carbonated drinks.
  • Chewing gum, believe it or not, is also good. Chewing gum is a great digestive aid. Chewing gum causes the raid production of saliva which acts similar to water by diluting stomach acids ultimately lessening the likelihood of acid reflux.
  • Try ginger. Ginger consumed in any form has been known to work wonders for acid reflux disease. Put ginger in a tea, have it candied if it?s easier to consume that way for you or visit your local vitamin shop and have it in capsule form.
  • Eat apples. Apples are great at eliminating acid reflux. Keep an apple on you at all times and just watch the benefits.

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April 6, 2011

Treatment For Acid Reflux Disease

Acid reflux disease affects thousands of people every day. Sufferers of this disease know all too well how living with this disease can affect their lifestyle and ultimately their livelihood. It is very important to discover the cause of your acid reflux condition so that you may seek the proper treatment. Acid reflux doesn’t manifest in one way in every sufferer. Though sufferers often complain of similar symptoms, there are those instances where those with acid reflux find that it manifest in their bodies uniquely.

Most people with acid reflux may or may not be aware that there may be aspects of your lifestyles from habits to foods you eat that may be acid reflux triggers. The quicker you determine the cause of acid reflux the most efficiently you’ll be able in determining a solution.

In general, acid reflux takes place when the acids from your stomach escape the stomach and enters the esophagus. The cells walls of the esophagus are very sensitive to your stomach acids. When the walls of your esophagus are met by your stomach acids the result is usually a burning sensation or discomfort that is most commonly referred to as heartburn. Heartburn is a direct affect of your lower esophageal sphincter (LES) which is located at the bottom of the esophagus and the top of the stomach neglecting to close and serve as a barrier after food passes through the esophagus. This allows your stomach acids to leak out into the esophagus.

Treatment for this condition varies and most acid reflux disease care is preventative. You may notice that you suffer from acid reflux after consuming a large meal or when you lie down immediately after eating. To prevent acid reflux from happening in this instance you may want to consider eating smaller meals several times a day and eating at least two hours before lying down. Eating smaller meals allows for the stomach acids to breakdown lesser portions which could eliminate the risk of your stomach acids becoming hyperactive.

Try keeping a log of foods that you eat and make note of any acid reflux symptoms that you may experience after eating these foods. Foods such as tomatoes, raw onion, ground beef, fried chicken, french fries, buffalo wings, chocolate and other fatty foods are more commonly known to be acid reflux triggers while foods like apples, broccoli, carrots, salads, goat cheese skinless chicken breast, extra-lean ground beef and baked potato are less likely to be listed on your trigger list.

Increase your water intake. Water is great for combating acid reflux. Not only does water do an excellent job at stabilizing stomach acids, it also soothes the esophagus lining if there is acid reflux damage.

Try ginger. Ginger, in any form, has been discovered to greatly reduce acid reflux.

Chew gum. Chewing gum after meals is not only great for dental care; it also is great in aiding with digestion. Chewing gum stimulates the production of saliva which can help dilute stomach acids.

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