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What is Acid Reflux ?

Home Remedies for acid-refluxAcid reflux is a digestive condition where the stomach acids flow back into the esophagus (the gullet or tube which connects the stomach to the throat). It causes a burning sensation as well as pain in the abdomen and chest. It can become quite serious if left untreated and lead to inflammation of the esophagus, anemia, an ulceration of the esophagus and cancer of the esopahgus.

Acid Reflux Causes

  1. Having big meals
  2. Specific things like alcohol,spicy stuff, fatty-food, etc.
  3. Lying down too soon after a meal
  4. Lying down immediately following meals
  5. Lifting heavy stuff, or bending too often
  6. Obesity
  7. Pregnancy
  8. Hiatal hernia
  9. Constipation

Acid Reflux Symptoms

  1. Heartburn- painful burning in the stomach
  2. Throat dryness.
  3. Unbearable stomach pain.
  4. Coughing.
  5. Feeling hungry frequently.
  6. Chest pain hours after a meal.
  7. Constant pain in the upper abdomen.
  8. Prolonged heartburn.

Acid Reflux Prevention

  1. Avoid processed or canned foods because they have high preservative material.
  2. Lower your usage of sugar to bare minimum.
  3. Refrain from carbonated drinks and spicy foods as they increase the acidic content of stomach, thereby aggravating the trouble.
  4. It is very helpful if can have the dinner at least 2 hours before going to bed.
  5. Too much intake of medicines like aspirin or disprin should be avoided.

Acid Reflux Home Remedies

  1. White vinegar: The best acid reflux treatment is to have 1-2 tablespoons of white vinegar.
  2. Clove and cardamom: Sucking them relieves Acidity or Acid Reflux.
  3. Cold milk : Helps in relieving burning caused by acid.
  4. Jaggery or mishri (refined sugar):Consume 10grams, it helps in curbing the acid reflux.
  5. Water: It is a good neutralizer for acid. Drink water in the early morning as it controls acidity.
  6. Cabbage juice: Drinking cabbage juice daily prevents Acid Reflux.
  7. Apple cider vinegar and honey: Take a mixture of two teaspoons of both in a glass of water before meals.
  8. Milk and milk products: Their consumption is beneficial during acidity.
  9. Cumin seeds: Boil them in a glass of water and drink it with meals.
  10. Ginger root extract: Its consumption ameliorates the ailment.
  11. Water: Drink a glass of water with a teaspoon of soda. It is beneficial and is good home remedy for acid reflux.
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