Thursday, 25 October 2012

How To Get Rid of Heartburn

Heartburn or a burning sensation in the chest like a burn from acid reflux into the esophagus. Heartburn is the main symptom of the disease GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease). Stress and smoking suspected as the main cause of this problem. The condition of people with heartburn, usually gets worse when they lie down, Bowing and overeating.


Tips on How to Get Rid of Heartburn:


  1. Prevent heartburn by limiting acidic foods, such as oranges, grapefruit, tomatoes, or vinegar.
  2. Spicy foods give a burning sensation in the chest? Avoid pepper or chili.
  3. Do not lie down for two to three hours after eating. When sitting, gravity helps drain food and stomach acid into the stomach.
  4. Enjoy lean meats and foods nonfatty. Greasy foods (like french fries and cheeseburgers) can trigger heartburn.
  5. Want to avoid triggering symptoms of GERD? Reduce chocolate, mint, citrus, tomatoes, pepper, vinegar, ketchup, and mustard.
  6. Avoid drinks that can trigger reflux, such as alcohol, drinks with caffeine, and carbonated beverages.
  7. Eat small portions to avoid triggering GERD symptoms.
  8. Alcohol can weaken the esophageal sphincter, worsening GERD.
  9. Infatuation cola? Maybe it's time to reduce cola. Cola may be associated with reflux and GERD symptoms.
  10. Do not eat too fast!
  11. Avoid snacking before bedtime. Eating close to bedtime can trigger heartburn symptoms.
  12. Reducing the risk of burning in the chest evening: Dinner of two to three hours before bedtime.

16 Lifestyle To Get rid of Heartburn


  1. Avoid tight clothing. Tight belts, belts, and stockings can hit your stomach, triggering heartburn.
  2. Strive to live less stressful. Stress can increase stomach acid, improve the symptoms of heartburn.
  3. Try to lose weight. The pressure of being overweight increases stomach acid up into the esophagus.
  4. Antacids more than once a week? You may be suffering from GERD, not heartburn, and require more aggressive treatment.
  5. Try chewing gum at night. It can increase the production of saliva, which neutralizes stomach acid.
  6. Not all "trigger" foods cause GERD symptoms in everyone. Keep track of your symptoms to find your personal triggers.
  7. Pregnant? You may experience a burning in the chest or GERD. Talk to your doctor about treatment.
  8. Heartburn worse after exercise? Drink plenty of water. It helps hydration and digestion.
  9. Untreated GERD can radically increase the risk of esophageal cancer.
  10. Try to record in a diary to keep track of activities that might trigger heartburn.
  11. A full stomach can be heartburn at night. Wait at least 2-3 hours after eating before going to bed.
  12. Wait at least two hours after eating before exercising.
  13. Nicotine can cause weak sphincter esophagus. If you smoke, stop the habit.
  14. Some medicines can worsen reflux. Talk to your doctor about alternatives.
  15. Use blocks or bricks under the bedpost to raise the head of the bed 6 inches so that you can sleep with your head and chest elevated. You can also try an extra pillow.
Hope this tips can useful for you.