Treatment for acid reflux healing

Acid reflux is also known as gastro esophageal reflux disease or GERD is when stomach acids rise up in the esophagus affecting your breathing and of course, digestion. Acid reflux choking often occurs at night when one lies down and acid rises up. When you have an attack of acid reflux at night, you will wake up in a panic unable to breathe. There is usually a metallic taste that is also left behind.

While you may take antacids, it will only remedy this situation temporarily. You need to make lifestyle and dietary changes in order to completely get rid of GERD. That is one of the best natural treatments for acid reflux disease. You can try having some apple cider vinegar but vinegar has also been known to aggravate acidity. Eating some ginger supplement may also help. Fennel seeds have also been known to reduce acidity. Lavender tea is also a good cure and can be sipped to reduce GERD. Eat smaller meals with more fiber like fruits, vegetables, whole grains. Avoid skipping meals. Avoid junk food and caffeinated drinks. Eat at least two hours before you go to sleep and sleep with your head elevated. This will slowly reduce the GERD and eventually it will go away.

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What all foods cause acid reflux?

Acid reflux results from bad digestion where the stomach acids leak out and cause irritation in the throat or the esophagus. While eating any food is fine but if you are prone to acidity, there are some foods that you should avoid.

You should avoid eating spicy food. Spice acts as an aggravator and irritates the digestive system. Food that is rich and heavy should also be avoided as the stomach has to work harder to digest this food. This causes the stomach to generate more acids, aggravating the condition further. You should avoid red meat, processed meats, junk food, foods with a lot of preservatives in them and even dairy products, if you have been suffering for a while.

You should eat smaller meals and avoid large heavy meals that put pressure on the digestive system. Starving or skipping meals is also not a good idea. Avoid eating chocolate too. You could try eating more fruits and vegetables and include more fiber in your meals. Increase your quantity of roughage and have more multivitamins. Don't eat too close to your bed time and get some regular exercise. You can even have some green tea or chamomile tea to soothe your system.

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Natural remedies for acid reflux disease?

Heartburn and acid reflux are usually problems that arise from faulty living practices and can be easily dealt with some lifestyle changes. There are many home remedies for acid reflux and heartburn. Primarily it is important to drink lots of water through the day. Drinking more water improves the digestion process. Drinking water also dilutes the acids in the stomach, which helps in a faster and long lasting cure.

Eating smaller meals of healthier food is also a natural treatment for acid reflux disease. Increase the fruits and vegetables in your meals. Bring in more roughage and avoid processed and junk foods. You can try almonds and apples, both of which are considered very good to reduce acid reflux and heartburn. Ginger, in powdered or candied form, is also very good in order to reduce heartburn. There are also natural remedies available at the chemist and some of these remedies work well. But best are remedies which involve lifestyle changes as these changes are permanent and will ensure that GERD and heartburn will not return. Remember to eat well, in small meals and on time. Sleep adequately and try and eliminate stress from your life. Whole grains, low fat dairy and baked goods are good alternatives.

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How to get rid of acid reflux in throat?

Acid reflux is when the stomach acids churn and rise due to gastroesophageal reflux disease. This reflux happens at night and the stomach acids rise up in the throat. This acid reflux can often cause throat pain and sore throats.

A simple way to get rid of this throat pain and sore throat is to remedy the original problem of GERD. This acid reflux happens because of bad eating habits. Start to eat small meals and eat the meals slowly, chewing properly. Do not starve or skip meals. Try and eat at least two hours before you go to sleep. Eat nutritious meals and include fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

Drink a lot of water through the day. This, in turn, helps the digestion function to improve and reduces the incidence of acid. You can use throat lozenges and salt water gargles to reduce the pain in the throat. Remember to sleep with your head elevated so that the reflux is reduced. Make sure you do not sleep in a completely dry environment and install a humidifier if required so that your throat does not go dry and burn. You can also take preventive medicine but that should be used as a last resort.

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