Easy & Natural Acid Reflux Relief

There are easy and natural acid reflux relief remedies you can add to your lifestyle that will ease your acid reflux symptoms. Acid reflux occurs when the flap at the top of your stomach (lower esophageal sphincter, or LES) is not working properly and acid is allowed to pass up into the esophagus

The acids are produced in the stomach and aid in digestion but when they reach your esophagus they cause pain, burning, and in some cases damage to the tissue of the esophagus.

Mild and infrequent bouts can be eased with the use of an over the counter heartburn medication. Daily symptoms and those resulting in severe pain and discomfort may require prescription medication. Whatever the case, there are natural remedies and adjustments you can make to your diet and lifestyle that will ease your symptoms.

The acid in your stomach is said to be so destructive it can strip the paint from a car. No wonder its affect on the body is so damaging. Obviously, preventing the acid from making it up the esophagus would be a good way to better the situation.

One quick and easy fix is to elevate your head and upper body, when lying down, to help keep the acid down. You can accomplish this by actually raising the head of your bed a bit higher or simply using pillows to create an incline.

In this instance, though, be mindful of the alignment of your lower back as your experiment for a comfy position that keeps your head up. Otherwise you risk creating a recurring dull pain in your lower back.

Another simple defense against the back flow of stomach fluids is to avoid eating 3 to 4 hours before bed time whenever possible. This will decrease the freshly created pepsin, bile and acid in your stomach which means less backflow when you lay down for bed.

Minding your diet is another good tool. In addition to the trigger foods listed below, track your diet to find what causes an uncomfortable reaction in your body. Some of the more common reflux instigating foods include:

  • Caffeine
  • Carbonation
  • Chocolate
  • Citrus
  • Chips
  • Fatty & spicy foods
  • Garlic
  • Fried food
  • Tomatoes and sauce
  • Mint
  • Donuts

Acid reflux is a very common condition that affects 15 million Americans. In addition to these natural remedies you can try an aluminum free antacid such as Rolaids, Tums, Milk of Magnesia, and Alka Seltzer. If severe symptoms persist, please consult your doctor for more information and possibly a prescription remedy.

I sincerely hope that by adopting these easy and natural acid reflux relief remedies into your lifestyle will provide maximum relief. That's all for today. Have a wonderful day and a better tomorrow. :D

Samuel Whatley

Acid Reflux Blog From Natural Acid Reflux Relief

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