Monday, 8 October 2012

Acid Reflux - Natural Home Remedies for Natural Causes

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. Eating Large Meals
  2. Certain foods and beverages such as fatty, spicy foods, coffee, tomatoes, oranges, coffee, milk and alcohol
  3. Lying down too soon after a meal
  4. Bending or lifting heavy objects may also bring about acid reflux
  5. Being Overweight
  6. Pregnancy
  7. Hiatal Hernia
  8. Constipation

Acid Reflux Symptoms

  1. Heartburn - burning pain in your 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. Stay away from processed or canned foods on account of the high preservative content of these foods.
  2. Reduce your intake of sugar to a minimum level.
  3. Avoid carbonated drinks and spicy foods as these foods may elevate the acidic content of stomach, thereby aggravating the affliction.
  4. It’s always better to have the dinner at least 2 hours before going to bed.
  5. Frequent use 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.