Acid reflux and heartburn mostly go together because heartburn is one of the symptoms of acid reflux, this is to say that if you experience a burning sensation in the middle of your chest (heartburn) then it is most likely that you're experiencing acid reflux. Acid reflux is a digestive disease that occurs as a result of stomach acid flowing into the food pipe, and irritating the lining of the food pipe.
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To be more straightforward and for better understanding, acid reflux is characterized by the stomach acid traveling towards the throat (up) which causes a burning sensation in the chest, it is not a nice feeling at all and if it happens too frequently then you would need to see a doctor.
Focussing more on heartburn, it has different causes which we'd go through in this article, some of the leading causes of heartburn include
√ Stress and Anxiety
√ Certain foods that we eat, for example, spicy foods, fatty foods, tomatoes, citrus fruits, etc.
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Food causes of heartburn are real but this isn't to say that you should stop eating such foods, just make sure you eat them in moderation and avoid them if heartburn becomes too frequent.
When you experience heartburn you need to do something about it, try a home remedy or food remedy just to reduce the burning sensation and the hurt you might be going through
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The benefits of ginger as regards acid reflux and heartburn include
√ Ginger helps relieve gastrointestinal irritation.
√ It helps reduce the risk of acid reflux, meaning it helps reduce the chances of stomach acid flowing to the esophagus.
√ Ginger helps relieve the symptoms of acid reflux, one of such symptoms is heartburn. Seeing this, you can confirm that ginger is a food that can help you treat heartburn.
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Yogurt is a healthy food to treat heartburn and bring relief to the suffering patient, even if heartburn is not an extreme medical condition you need to arrest it as quickly as possible, yogurt as a result of its probiotic content helps with normal bowel movement, that's not the best part, yogurt is also rich in protein and helps to soothe stomach upset and discomfort, it has a cooling effect which can counter the burning sensation of heartburn, can you see the logic there? (Source: news-medical.net)
3. Whole Grains.
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Foods that fall into this category include brown rice and oatmeal, they are rich in fibres and they help to stop the symptoms of acid reflux, one such symptom is heartburn, they can also absorb stomach acid.
Do well to inform others and make this information useful when tacking heartburn or acid reflux.
Sourced from gastroconsa.com, news-medical.net, nhs.uk, Healthline, WebMD
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