If you are one of the millions of people suffering from the painful and embarrassing heartburn symptoms of reflux, you have probably been looking for a heartburn remedy that really works.
There are a lot of different remedies out there, but none of them seem to work permanently. In this article, I will give you a heartburn remedy that will help you get permanent relief.
One of the most common medications used for treating heartburn is Proton-Pump Therapy. This treatment involves injecting a small amount of a drug called Proton-Pump Inhibitor into your esophagus so that it causes your stomach contents to come back up into your throat. This is effective for about 80% of people.
The downfall is that this drug can cause an undesirable dependency since you may find that you need it more often to keep your symptoms under control. Proton-Pump Inhibitors also have some unpleasant side effects like dizziness, nausea, or cramps.
Also, people who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD may not be good candidates for Proton-Pump Therapy because it can increase pressure in the upper abdomen.
Another heartburn remedy that has shown success is Prilosec OTC. This product contains the active ingredient Prilosec, which has been proven to help reduce acid production.
One of the downsides of using Prilosec is that you must take it daily with meals or your doctor will provide you with an oral dose. Prilosec OTC comes in both liquid and tablet forms, and you can buy them at most health food stores.
Some people find that taking antacid drugs like Tums or Prilosec reduces their heartburn symptoms to some extent. These drugs, though, are only effective at relieving the symptoms of heartburn.
The discomfort and difficulty swallowing associated with acid reflux can still occur. When you use over-the-counter medications for treating your heartburn, you do nothing to address the underlying condition that is causing your problem. It's a quick fix but doesn't address the real cause of your symptom.
Instead of shopping for a heartburn remedy that only provides temporary relief, you might want to try treating heartburn naturally. One thing that you can do is to change your diet by eliminating foods that contain a lot of trans fats.
These include foods that are canned, stored, or sold in cans that are labeled as "low-fat." You should also limit your consumption of fatty fried foods. Instead of drinking beer, pop, white wine, or soda, try drinking fruit juices. Herbal teas may provide you with relief, but they have no calories and virtually no fat.
Another natural remedy for burning pain is to reduce the amount of time you spend sitting. Many people find that standing up and taking a short walk around the block, or sitting on a couch for 15 minutes, relieves their heartburn. If you need to sit for long periods of time, try cutting the length time of your sitting time by simply moving your chair closer to your chest.
By reducing the amount of time that you are sitting, you will also find that your symptoms will subside. When your stomach acid production is high, it will rise to the point where you will experience pain in the chest area.
By decreasing the amount of stomach acid that is produced, you will be able to eliminate your symptoms. Some people claim that taking antacids after a meal helps to reduce stomach acid production, but this only works if the meal is smaller than usual.
There are other, more overlooked foods that can cause reflux and indigestion. Foods that are acidic or have high amounts of lactose can trigger symptoms. Ginger, capsicum, and other spicy foods can also produce symptoms. By eliminating these foods from your diet, you will be able to eliminate your symptoms.
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