Cure acid reflux

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Acid Free-FluxAcid reflux is a bad experience for those who have at one time or the other experienced this problem. The biggest question is how to cure acid reflux, does this condition really has a cure? Before we answer that question it is important that we first of all understand what this condition is and what causes it.

Acid reflux also referred to as heartburn is a condition characterized by up flow of digestive acids from the stomach into the esophagus. These digestive acids then become irritating and leads to a burning sensation. There aren’t no many known symptoms of acid reflux other than heartburn, though so relate such symptoms as bloating, gas and flatulence to it.

The condition occur due to failure of the lower esophageal sphincter also known as LES to contract after one swallow food. This then allows the stomach acids to flow up the esophagus. The muscular failure maybe due to an array of reasons including lying down after meals, eating disagreeable processed fried foods, over eating, eating just before bedtime or even due to such conditions as obesity. On the other hand excessive take of alcohol or even caffeine can weaken the lower esophageal sphincter and thus induce recurring or occasional acid reflux.
Hiatel hernia, a condition characterized by the diaphragm muscle protruding over the top of the stomach is another factor that can contribute to acid reflux. If this condition occur too often then it becomes what would be termed as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), this condition may deteriorate if left untreated and may lead to cancer of the esophagus.

Cure for acid reflux

If you have walked with me through this just of understanding what acid reflux is and what are the possible causes of the same, then you guess of what would be the solution to this problem would be as good as mine. And if you we thinking on anything in the line line of lifestyle and diet change then you are right. But the question is what kind of changes can help cure acid reflux? Let’s start with diet changes:

1. Eat foods with high protein and low fats

  • Eat small amount of meals but make it more frequent
  • Stop over feeding
  • Make sure you eat at least a couple of hours before you go to bed, avoid eating just before going to bed
  • avoid taking drinks with too much caffeine such as tea and coffee
  • avoid taking too much alcohol

Avoid taking carbonated beverages

Lifestyle change¬†lessen the pressure around you abdomen as this is known to worsen the situation. Don’t wear clothes that are too tight or even tight belts. If you are obese take steps to reduce your weight

Quit smoking

Medication can also help though are perceived as short term measure take anti acids to neutralize stomach acids. other medications that may be of help include proton pump inhibitors and what are called the H2 blockers. It is also important to avoid acidic drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen, certain blood pressure drugs and some muscle relaxants.

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