Have you heard of these acid reflux?
With so many people suffering from heartburn and indigestion today it’s no wonder that we are flooded with so many acid reflux remedies to choose from. Acid reflux is caused when stomach acid splashes up into the esophagus. There are many causes for this from hiatal hernias to side effects from medications. There are as many acid reflux remedies as there are causes so try different remedies until a successful solution is found.
Some of the symptoms of acid reflux could be a burning sensation in your throat along with a dry cough; pain in the chest, get this symptom checked out immediately because it could be linked to other problems; regurgitation, or the sensation of stomach acid backing up into your throat or mouth; and general stomach discomfort.
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The easiest of acid reflux remedies is simply your own saliva. Saliva is the body’s natural defense against stomach acid. Carry a pack of gum, mints, or other small low calorie candy for after eating. Swallow often to encourage more saliva production.
Bitters and probiotics can be used to restore your digestive system back to a normal, healthy “good? bacteria and acid levels. It’s suggested that an expert or doctor is consulted first, but probiotics and bitters can both be obtained at health food stores. Encouraging a healthy balance in the digestive tract prevents the over production of stomach acid and can prevent acid reflux before it starts.
Sometimes using foods as part of your meal can help to combat acid reflux. Pickles- or more specifically the acid in the pickles- help to prevent as well as treat acid reflux. Including 2-3 slices of pickles during a meal can help prevent acid while eating a pickle after a meal can help to treat symptoms in about five to ten minutes. Eating fresh apples can also be an easy and inexpensive acid reflux home remedy. The pectin in apples helps to absorb excess acid in the stomach and digestive tract. Simply eat a slice of apple before going to bed to prevent those nighttime attacks. Store the remainder of the apple with a little touch of lemon juice to prevent browning. You can substitute apple juice or cider in a pinch, but an actual apple is your best choice.
The Easiest of all Acid Reflux Remedies
Sometimes the easiest of all acid reflux remedies is the best, and all that is needed is some water. For water to be effective, however, large gulps are needed and it is suggested that you need to drink between 16-32 oz as quickly as possible, or at least in a 30 minute period.
Several types of teas can be extremely helpful in the treatment and prevention of acid reflux. Mint tea helps with many forms of gastro-intestinal issues from acid reflux to flatulence. It also helps some people to serve as a way to prevent evening snacking since most of us are trained to treat the mint flavor as a signal to stop eating like when we brush our teeth. Ginger tea also treats a variety of stomach ailments. For an effective ginger tea boil fresh chopped ginger root in water to desired strength and enjoy daily. Chamomile tea has a calming effect on both the digestive tract and the body, try a cup before bedtime. Fennel tea has a flavor like anise, or black licorice, all three of which are good digestive aids and acid reducers.
Perhaps the best of acid reflux remedies is also an easy and inexpensive one. Mixing baking soda and organic apple cider vinegar gives the one-two punch needed to quickly and effectively treat acid reflux. It may seem counter intuitive to add acid to acid, but it really does work miracles. Its best to use an organic apple cider vinegar for the best health benefits- a favorite is Bragg’s unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar-, but any apple cider vinegar will do the trick. It’s suggested to mix ¼ tsp baking soda with 2 tbsp of the apple cider vinegar and taking it as if it were a shot of alcohol. It’s also worth noting that it is very acidic and therefore not good for tooth enamel, drink it quickly. Some choose to mix the above measurements with ½ cup water or ¼ cup each water and apple juice to make it more palatable. All are acceptable treatments.
Prevention and healthy home remedies for acid reflux should really be pursued before turning to prescriptions and OTC medications that can be costly and have dangerous side effects. The next time the pain of heartburn starts to set in, consider what caused it. Was it too much eaten too late, or perhaps it was the type of foods you ate. Changing the diet can also aid the body in preventing symptoms. Once the pain of acid reflux steps in try different acid reflux remedies, one at a time, until the successful cure is found and healthy stomach acid levels are restored.