Acid Reflux Natural Treatment
More options for treatment of GERD or Natural Treatment methods
Apart from the type of methods explained earlier there are some powerful and effectively proved methods available which are also natural and free of side effects in treating Acid Reflux condition.
Few of them are explained as follows;
Recreate a healthy lifestyle that includes eating healthy food, quit smoking ,exercises etc. Please note smoking can aggravate the condition of GERD as it further relaxes the LES muscles thus causing leakage of acidic juices from the stomach to the esophagus.
Watch what you wear i.e. wear loose clothing's as tight fitting clothes can put extra pressure on the stomach to release the juices towards the esophagus.
Control your body weight- An overweight person puts more pressure on the stomach and causes irritation and acid reflux.
A lot has been already told about stress and it's unhealthy consequences. Stress can also make you prone to GERD. In this case when we are in stress our body tries to protect us by pumping more blood to our muscles to fight stress related fatigue and provide extra energy to fight a possible attack.
However, this leads to decrease in the blood that is pumped for digestion. As a result the secretion of digestive enzymes slows down thereby slowing down the passage of food to various digestive tracts. This results in heartburn or acid reflux attack or gastro esophageal reflux disease. Heartburn is the pain felt in the centre of the chest cavity caused by the flow of the acid back from the stomach to the esophagus.
Can you see how important it is to control stress and reduce it for preventing and treating Acid reflux attack?
Lets find out more about controlling GERd;
Exercise exercise exercise. exercise at least 4 times a week will boost up your energy levels and also enable you to sleep well.
Meditation helps in relaxing our mind body and soul. few minutes of deep breathing, yoga are few of the ways to achieve relaxation in an excellent way.
Join laughter club-another enjoyable way to keep stress at bay.
Create an organized routine. Take the help of near and dear ones and create list as per priority of the things you need to do in a day.
Eat right and well-
Following good and healthy eating habit plays a significant role in avoiding heartburn. This means we need to watch what we eat and also how we eat.
Following pointers can help in achieving this goal-
Have six small meals. Generally we eat 3 meals a day but fill our stomach so much that the contents get forced to reach back the esophagus. Eating small meals will help the stomach to relax and the LES to tighten itself properly to avoid the reflux.
Have a gap of at least 2 to 3 hours between your meals and the time you lie down. because if you lie down right after having food ,the acids working for the digestion of the food in the stomach may easily flow back to the esophagus causing heartburn. Also avoid snacking before sleeping.
Maintain a list of food that you find difficult to digest and may aggravate the symptoms of GERD. when you eat remember those drinks and food that may trigger heartburn in you and avoid them.
Eat candies; Sucking candies enhances the production of saliva which in turn neutralizes the effect of acid. Keep in mind though not to consume the mint based ones as they may stimulate the acid reflux.
Tips to sleep well-
Heartburn may happen even when you least expect it that is during sleep, if conscious efforts are not taken to follow these tips to avoid the flowing back off the acid from stomach to the esophagus;
Place a foam wedge under your torso or increase the height of the head of the bed by 6 inches will help to maintain the gravity towards the stomach thus prevent the flow of acid backwards to the esophagus.
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