Millions of people experience acid reflux and heartburn. The most frequently used treatment involves commercial medications, such as omeprazole. However, lifestyle modifications may be effective as well. Simply changing your dietary habits or the way you sleep may significantly reduce your symptoms of heartburn and acid reflux, improving your quality of life. Acid reflux is a common condition that people often refer to as heartburn. Natural remedies offer an easy and inexpensive way to treat the symptoms at home.
Here are 5 home remedies for heart burn and acid reflux disease
Licorice; Licorice has proved effective in several studies. Licorice is said to increase the mucous coating of the esophageal lining, helping it resist the irritating effects of stomach acid. Deglycyrrhizinated licorice, or DGL, is available in pill or liquid form.
Ginger; Alkaline ingredients, because they’re the opposite of acidic solutions, can help to balance out stomach acid contents and therefore, ease heartburn symptoms. Ginger is not only a high-alkaline ingredient, but it’s also anti-inflammatory which can also minimize irritation to the stomach.
Chew Gum; A few studies show that chewing gum reduces acidity in the esophagus, gum that contains bicarbonate appears to be especially effective. These findings indicate that chewing gum and the associated increase in saliva production may help clear the esophagus of acid.
Eat High Fiber Foods; Fiber is an important part of every healthy diet. It can help a person feel full and aid digestion, easing the symptoms of acid reflux. Fiber-rich foods that a person can start introducing to their diet include; whole wheat breakfast cereals, porridge oats, and granary bread.
Avoid Tight-fitting Clothes; Tight-fitting clothes can also put pressure on your stomach and trigger uncomfortable heartburn symptoms. One of the easiest ways to find acid reflux pain relief is by simply opting for looser attires.
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