Home Remedies to Treat Acid Reflux and Heartburn Naturally

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you suffering from any burning sensation in the chest or feeling nauseous after having a heavy meal? Then you’re experiencing heartburn or acid reflux.

 

Heartburn is a feel of action and acid reflux is the action done in the stomach. The chronic form of acid reflux is known as Gastroesophageal Reflux disease (GERD).

What is Acid Reflux?

Acid reflux (or heartburn) is generally caused due to the backflow of stomach acid into the esophagus and leads to indigestion. In certain times it is caused by not having enough acids or an overload of H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori) bacteria in the stomach.

So, it is the side effect of the stomach that digests the food due to its low levels of the acid then the content spills upwards or towards the esophagus.

In general, our stomach has 2 sphincters with acid content – the top of the stomach known as lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and the bottom known as a pyloric valve. So, the stomach content will come up for digestion when there is less acid.

Avoid Antacid or Acid Blockers during Acid Reflux:

There are several medications available for treating acid reflux and it has become a world’s one of the top selling drugs, why because almost everyone gets affected with this problem for at least few attacks in their lifetime.

Do you know that antacids will cause more harm to the body rather than relieving your acid reflux or indigestion? Always remember few things before you pop an antacid. In general, they are not prescribed for people suffering from acid reflux but for people who are suffering from severe ulcers.

The intake of these acid blockers will reduce the acid content and causes reflux but actually, the stomach needs more of acid to keep the body well balanced and digested. The acid will break down the proteins, activates the digestive enzymes, prevent the overgrowth of bacteria and has proper absorption of nutrients by the body.

All this process will result in indigestion, chest pain, burning sensation in the throat, nutritional deficiencies, acidic blood, etc. which further results in constipation, depression, fatigue, fractures, anxiety, dementia, anemia, fractures, osteoporosis and so on.

So, it’s always better to avoid the intake of acid blockers (antacids) while suffering from acid reflux or heartburn.

Causes of Heartburn (Acid Reflux):

Now we will know what are the factors that cause heartburn in detail.

The main causes for acid reflux are the intake of certain foods and lifestyle habits. So, avoid certain foods like citrus, spicy, fried, processed or raw foods, alcohol, coffee, excessive fiber and other hard to digest foods from your diet list.

Some lifestyles will also contribute to heartburn like obesity (or overweight), food sensitivities, drinking and smoking, stress, sedentary lives, food allergies, overeating, etc.

To get the best solution, you should find out the root cause that aggravating the heartburn and then eliminate it to clear the symptoms.

Now, let’s know about some natural remedies that are widely used to treat acid reflux safely at home. Here we are discussing some natural remedies, diet and lifestyle changes that have to be followed for treating your acid reflux.

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