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Natural Remedies For Acid Reflux

There is no single pill or remedy that cures acid reflux (also called Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD). It is a condition that develops with time and lifestyle choices.

The most recognized symptom of acid reflux is a persistent burning sensation in the mid-chest region and/or throat. This is brought on when stomach acid churns, coming up the esophagus and pushing through lower esophageal sphincter. Sometimes it comes up as far as the back of the throat and mouth.

Just as there is no single cure for this condition, there is also no single cause. A malfunction of the lower esophageal sphincter can ultimately lead to GERD. Those who suffer with GERD usually have terrible heartburn two or more days per week. This is very serious in the long term; the escaping stomach acid can erode the lining of the esophagus. This can cause scar tissue, swallowing problems, and, in some cases, esophageal cancer. Some have had acid reflux with out the heartburn. When this happens, symptoms can include wheezing, coarseness in the throat, breathing problems, chest pain, dry coughing, bad breath, bitter taste in the mouth, and disturbed sleep.

Common causes of reflux and heartburn can include:

If you suffer from this disorder, you should try avoiding some foods to see if this helps you.

Foods to avoid: [1]

Safe Foods:

Interesting dietary facts:



Again there is no absolute cure for reflux, but there are many ways you can choose from to assist in reducing symptoms.

It is always best to start off with the small cures, and then gradually move up the ladder from one to the next until you find the help you need. Changes in lifestyle cost nothing but time. The next rung up the ladder would be the herbal and natural remedies, then the over-the-counter remedies. Prescriptions would be the final rung before seeking surgery to end your symptoms. It is just like following a road map. Remember: never try any of the things mentioned here without seeking the advice of your healthcare provider.

Good health to ALL!

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