Acid reflux treatment

Gastroesophaegal reflux disease, also known as acid reflux, is a condition in which you experience a burning sensation in your chest or throat. This is accompanied by or followed by the liquid content of the stomach backing up into your esophagus. When you suffer from this condition over a period of time, it can be dangerous. The reflux of the acids in the stomach can cause some erosion or wearing away of the lining of your esophagus. Over a period of time this can lead to the development of scar tissue, which can cause problems in swallowing and even cancer of the esophagus. Some of the normal symptoms of this condition are having a bitter taste in the mouth, a pain in the chest, and sometimes wheezing. This problem can be the result of stress, changes in hormonal levels, drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, smoking, eating large and heavy meals close to bedtime, and bad eating habits in general.

Apple cider vinegar is indeed a very good remedy for people suffering from acid reflux. You will need to add one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to half a glass of water. This water should be sipped as you eat your food. If you think you have acid reflux you can also simply swallow one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar by itself. This is of course not the only remedy - you will also find that mixing one level teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of lukewarm water and drinking this solution will help reduce the problem of acid reflux. Eating one piece of celery before your meal, and one piece after you have eaten, is also thought to keep your stomach calm and help prevent occurrences of heartburn. Of course, the best way to avoid heartburn is to eat healthy food in general. Fruits and vegetables should make up a large percentage of your daily intake of food. You should eat only some select dairy products and include nuts in your diet. You should avoid all food items that contain a high content of sugar and fat. Eating heavy meals late at night is also not a good idea. As far as possible you should eat light meals, and eat early so that the meal is digested before you go to bed. Avoid drinking too many cups of tea and coffee. Carbonated drinks can also lead to heartburn and should therefore be avoided. Instead you can drink plain water. Regularly consuming aloe vera juice on an empty stomach can definitely help reduce heart burn problems.

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