Symptoms Of Acid Reflux Disease

June 21, 2011

Heartburn Natural Remedies

Millions of people worldwide have experienced heartburn at one time or another. It?s when you have persistent heartburn that lasts for two weeks or more that you are diagnosed with acid reflux disease. Happily, there are lifestyle changes you can make and home remedies that you can take to relieve the symptoms of acid reflux disease.

1. Change Your Diet

Foods that are high in acid content, like tomatoes and other tomato products, should be avoided if you suffer from acid reflux disease or chronic heartburn. Red meats and dairy products can also exacerbate symptoms as can products containing caffeine (including chocolate). Avoiding these foods, or only consuming them in small quantities, will help in preventing heartburn from starting. Introduce fruits and vegetables to your diet, try to drink more water and decaffeinated drinks and don?t eat right before bed if you want to find some relief to your symptoms.

2. Increase Your Exercise

Exercise promotes overall body health and can help to aid in digestion. Many people have found that a proper diet, coupled with a regular exercise program have reduced the occurrence of acid reflux.

3. Elevate Your Head

Your insides are ruled by gravity just like your outsides. Stomach acids find it much easier to creep up your esophagus when your head is even with or lower than your stomach. If you don?t have an adjustable bed, try putting some phone books under the legs of the head of your bed or prop yourself up on several pillows. If all else fails, try sleeping in a reclining chair rather than flat on your back. It?s because of the way our bodies are normally positioned that sufferers of heartburn find that their symptoms are often worse at night.

4. Almonds and Apples

A handful of almonds, eaten after meals and chewed completely, alleviate the symptoms for some sufferers. Apples have the same effect but try to choose organic so they aren?t coated with pesticides or wax.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar

If you swallow a few tablespoons of undiluted vinegar during an attack, your symptoms will abate. If you feel an attack coming on, put the same amount in a glass of warm water and drink it; you can do the same to prevent an attack from occurring at all if you?ve eaten something you know you are sensitive to.

6. Aloe Juice

Not many people can take the consistency of aloe juice but, if you can, many sufferers tout this as the #1 home remedy.

7. Chew Gum

Chewing sugarless gum for 30 minutes after a meal will produce enough saliva to dilute the contents of your stomach. It will also help to wash any acid already in your esophagus back down.

8. Keep a Heartburn Journal

Often times, prevention is the best cure. Keeping a journal of what you eat and drink and when you eat, sleep and exercise may help you create a list of foods that you are sensitive to.

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