Natural Heartburn Treatments Versus Other Treatments Acid Reflux Treat

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Natural heartburn treatments versus other treatments acid reflux treatment review-how to treat heartburn-how to relieve heartburn Your Heartburn Treatment - Who Is Really Benefitting, You Or The Pharmaceutical Companies? Acid Reflux Treatment Review - What Can Stop The Burning? Natural Heartburn Treatments Versus Other Treatments Natural heartburn treatments have been gaining momentum as the choice heartburn treatments in many households. Though there are a number of over-the-counter and prescribed medications and drugs to treat heartburn, most are non-curative unlike natural heartburn treatments. People are also increasingly concerned about the harmful side-effects of such medicines. Folks are now more willing and ready to learn about heartburn, its preventive measures and natural heartburn treatments.


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Natural Heartburn Treatments Versus Other Treatments Your Heartburn Treatment - Who Is Really Benefitting You Or The Pharmaceutical Companies Presented By capitano Acid Reflux Treatment Review - What Can Stop The Burning For more click here

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Natural Heartburn Treatments Versus Other Treatments Natural heartburn treatments have been gaining momentum as the choice heartburn treatments in many households. Though there are a number of over-the- counter and prescribed medications and drugs to treat heartburn most are non- curative unlike natural heartburn treatments. People are also increasingly concerned about the harmful side-effects of such medicines. Folks are now more willing and ready to learn about heartburn its preventive measures and natural heartburn treatments. Before we head to the local pharmacy for quick fixes with over-the-counter and prescribed medicines we need to be aware of the different self care tips we can use to reduce the occurrences of heartburns and prevent them from happening in the first place. A lot has to do with our diet. It is common knowledge that consuming certain foods could trigger heartburns. We also do know that eating right before bedtime is not a good idea at all. Yet we simply ignore these warnings and stick to our unhealthy eating habits. When the pains of heartburns strike at us we reach out quickly for our heartburn medication. Unfortunately in the long run this quick fix loses its effectiveness and not only so your heartburn condition can be aggravated. What are possible harmful side effects of OTC and prescribed medicines and drugs You may not be aware but heartburn medicines such as antacids are acid blockers and in the process of offering heartburn relief by blocking stomach acids they also block nutrients adsorption and hinder digestion. So you may end up in a worst condition. Besides this since a number of medicines contain trace elements such as aluminum magnesium calcium and sodium bicarbonate patients may

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suffer from constipation stomach bloating excessive gas stomach upset abdominal pain dizziness nausea and excessive after-effect acid production. Enough is said about the possible risks. We will take a look at how natural heartburn treatments can help to arrest heartburns without causing repercussions in our health. 1. Diet There are some foods that trigger heartburns. You need to also keep track of foods that can cause you to develop heartburns. Avoid them at all cost.

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a. Citrus Fruits Citrus fruits like tomatoes grapefruit and oranges increase the stomach acidity and irritate the esophagus. b. Fatty Foods Fatty foods are difficult to digest and tend to stay in our stomach longer giving it a greater chance of escaping to the esophagus. c. Caffeinated and Carbonated Beverages Avoid coffee tea and other caffeinated beverages. These drinks increase stomach acidity. Carbonated drinks like soda promote production of gases. d. Alcohol Peppermint Spearmint and Chocolate These foods relax the lower esophageal sphincter the valve between the stomach and the esophagus. Stomach acids could then escape to the esophagus inducing heartburns. Alcohol can also affect muscle contractions which indirectly affect swallowing of food into the stomach and irritate the esophagus. e. Foods that Irritate the Esophagus Other foods include raw onions garlic pepper vinegar and other spices. 2. Home Remedies as Natural Heartburn Treatments There are a number of home remedies which make excellent natural heartburn treatments. Here is a list you can try: a. Aloe Vera Juice Aloe Vera juices have been widely used in European countries as natural heartburn treatments. They are soothing to the esophagus.

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b. Ginger Ginger can be prepared with fresh foods or sliced or powdered and prepared as ginger tea. In both ways they are good for digestion and are known to aid in suppressing heartburn. c. Chamomile Chamomile tea is excellent for treating heartburns. d. Licorice It has been reported that licorice is one of the best natural heartburn treatments. DGL acronym for deglycyrrhizinated licorice is readily available at any health and lifestyle shops in the form of chewing gums and tablets. Daily consumption would effectively suppress the recurrence of heartburns. e. Fibrous Foods Eating more fibrous foods like cereals fruits and vegetables are useful for our digestive systems. A medical research study found that those who stick to a high- fiber diet are 20 percent less likely to suffer from acid reflux heartburns. Fruits like cantaloupe bananas and apple and vegetables like peas celery carrots broccoli and cauliflower are packed with fibers. Find out more at my blog about effective natural heartburn treatments that have set many heartburn victims free from this nagging problem. This article may be freely reprinted or distributed in its entirety in any ezine newsletter blog or website. The authors name bio and website links must remain intact and be included with every reproduction. For more click here

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Your Heartburn Treatment - Who Is Really Benefitting You Or The Pharmaceutical Companies Heartburn is one of the most common ailments in the world today and it is estimated that in the USA alone around 60 million people regularly suffer heartburn attacks. So is it any wonder that heartburn medication is one of the top sellers for the pharmaceutical industry But is conventional heartburn treatment really the best way to deal with your problem Heartburn is caused when the contents of your stomach seep back into your gullet or esophagus the tube that transports food from your mouth to your stomach. This is known as acid reflux. These stomach contents are very acidic and they "burn" the delicate lining of the esophagus producing the pain and distress of a heartburn attack. An occasional heartburn attack is quite common and there is no need to worry about it. However if these attacks become more frequent then you do need to be concerned as regular "burning" of the esophagus lining can lead to complications and serious health problems. So if you do suffer from heartburn you probably take some prescribed or over- the-counter pill to give you the relief that you need. Even though that relief is only temporary it must be the best way to treat heartburn mustnt it

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Well actually... No. All conventional heartburn medications work in a similar way. They control the acid which the stomach produces either neutralising it or reducing the amount that is produced. Now that does seem perfectly logical as it is acid that causes the problem so what is wrong with that Quite a lot in fact. Firstly it is not the amount of acid that is produced by your stomach that is the problem. In the majority of cases it is a fault or weakness in the muscular valve mechanism that should seal the stomach once food has entered that allows acid reflux to occur. It is unable to close effectively and your stomach contents are able to seep back into your esophagus and produce your heartburn attack. Secondly you need stomach acid to be able to digest your food efficiently so reducing it for long periods must have a detrimental effect on your overall health and wellbeing.

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So are you really benefitting from your heartburn treatment In the short-term yes but long-term probably not. Conventional medication will only produce temporary relief. Stop taking the pills and back comes your heartburn often with a vengeance. This is why heartburn is such a money spinner for the pharmaceutical industry which makes many millions of dollars every year from the repeat sales of heartburn medication. They are the winners. But do you have any alternative Is there any other form of heartburn treatment which will give you more effective control over your problem Well if you have an open mind about alternative treatments and remedies then you should check out the various totally natural heartburn treatments that have proven to be equally if not more effective than conventional treatment. This is the subject of a another article but if you have any concern about drug based medication or the amount of money that you need to spend on getting that temporary relief then do some research online into alternative heartburn treatment. You will be amazed at what you will find. With the right guidance you could even find that permanent heartburn cure. How good would that be

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Most conventional treatments for acid reflux and heartburn are temporary because they treat the symptoms and not the root cause of the problem. So if you want to successfully and permanently rid yourself of your heartburn then you must identify and address all the factors that contribute to the problem i.e. you must treat it holistically. A revolutionary new program does exactly that and in 5 unique steps shows you how to permanently cure your acid reflux and heartburn. For more click here

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Acid Reflux Treatment Review - What Can Stop The Burning If you have ever tried to get to sleep at night but were unable to sleep due to a burning feeling in your chest or throat then you have probably experienced acid reflux. Acid reflux commonly occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter doesnt close properly and stomach contents leak back into the esophagus. This is what is referred to as reflux. Acid reflux usually feels like a burning pain in the chest that can move up to the throat. It often feels as if food is coming back into the mouth and leaving an acidic taste. Often acid reflux is worse after eating and can be worse when lying down. About 25 million adults suffer acid reflux daily. Over 60 million experience heartburn at least once a month. Acid reflux treatment can help manage the condition but not all acid reflux treatments are created equal. Finding a reflux treatment that works can be tricky and deciding on a course of treatment should be discussed with your doctor. Often the treatment will depend on the severity and frequency of symptoms. Medications are common in acid reflux treatment. The simplest of medications for acid reflux treatment are the antacids which can be bought over the counter. Antacids are usually the first drugs recommended for acid reflux treatment. The antacids neutralize stomach acid so the reflux contains no acid to burn the esophagus. The main drawback of antacids in acid reflux treatment is that they empty quickly from the stomach and then the acid returns. Common over-the-

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counter antacids for acid reflux treatment are Tums Rolaids Maalox Mylanta Alka-Seltzer and Milk of Magnesium. A foaming agent is another acid reflux treatment available as Gaviscon. This works by covering the stomach contents with foam to prevent reflux. The foaming agent is an acid reflux treatment that is usually used along with another treatment method to be the most effective. Histamine antagonists known as H2 Blockers help to stop acid production. This acid reflux treatment prevents histamine from stimulating acid producing cells. The receptor they block is known as the histamine type two receptor. The H2 antagonists should be taken thirty minutes before meals to be an effective acid reflux treatment. The H2 blockers relieve the symptoms of acid reflux but do not heal the inflammation of the esophagus that often accompanies acid reflux. The H2 blocking drugs are available both by prescription and over-the-counter. The over-

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the-counter versions have lower dosages than those available by prescription. Common brand names for the H2 blockers are Tagamet Zantac Axid and Pepcid. Another acid reflux treatment medication are the Proton Pump Inhibitors. These drugs are only available by prescription and are more effective than the H2 Blockers. The Proton Pump Inhibitors both block the secretion of acid into the stomach and protect the esophagus from acid so the inflammation heals. Some doctors recommend the use of both an H2 Blocker and a Proton Pump Inhibitor taken at bedtime. The common brand names of Proton Pump Inhibitors in acid reflux treatment include Prevacid Aciphex Prilosec and Nexium. Recently an implant was approved by the FDA as an acid reflux treatment for those who dont respond well enough to medication but who want to avoid surgery. The implant is called Enteryx and is a spongy solution that strengthens the Lower Esophageal Sphincter to keep the stomach acid from refluxing into the esophagus. The implant is injected during an endoscopy. Many people prefer to use natural treatments over medications. Herbal treatments are another common acid reflux treatment. There are many available herbal treatments but not all may work equally well. It does take longer to see results with herbs for acid reflux treatment. It may take up to two months to know whether a particular herb is having a therapeutic effect. Herbs that decrease stomach acid in acid reflux treatment include slippery elm flax licorice calendula wild yam and meadowsweet. Care is needed in using licorice in those with high blood pressure and heart disease as it can worsen the condition. Other herbs are known for relieving indigestion that can lead to acid reflux. One of these herbs is chamomile. It has been used for centuries for its calming properties. It is believed to lead to lower stomach acid because of its high calcium content.

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Ginger can help with digestion and nausea. Peppermint is also good for digestion and when used as a drop on the tongue can help with heartburn. Lavender is known for reducing stomach acid and is a popular acid reflux treatment. Lavender is a popular herb and is known for healing properties over the entire body. Digestive enzymes seem to be gaining in popularity for their ability to aid in the digestive process. Undigested food especially protein can lead to acid reflux. Digestive enzymes used as acid reflux treatment can ensure the stomach has enough hydrochloric acid to digest the protein that can lead to acid reflux if left undigested. An enzyme supplement containing betain or pepsin or papaya should be taken with meals to ensure proper digestion of protein. Pineapples and lemons can also be used for acid reflux treatment. Pineapples support digestion and have a high level of the enzyme bromelain that helps prevent acid reflux. Lemons dipped in salt can also prevent acid reflux. Acid reflux treatment also depends greatly on diet. There are many foods known to trigger acid reflux. While not all foods will affect everyone in the same way certain

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foods have a higher incidence of acid reflux symptoms. Foods that should generally be avoided include peppermint chocolate alcohol caffeine carbonated beverages citrus juices and tomato products. The affect of these foods may be mild to severe depending on the acid reflux sufferer. Others will find they have no problems with the foods listed but will have problems with other foods. A good way to detect a connection with foods and acid reflux would be to keep a food journal for 2-3 weeks. Write down everything eaten and any symptoms experienced. Smaller more frequent meals can also go a long way in relieving the symptoms of acid reflux. Millions of adults suffer with acid reflux on a daily basis. Acid reflux is common but it is not a trivial problem. Acid reflux can greatly impact a persons quality of life. Fortunately a wide variety of acid reflux treatments are available. With the vast array of prescription over-the-counter herbal remedies natural treatments and diet and lifestyle changes acid reflux can be treated successfully in most people. For more click here

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Acid Reflux Diet And Getting Rid Of Heartburn Acid reflux diet is to someone with heartburn like a low-fat diet is to someone who is overweight. They are special diets for conditions that you want to get rid of and do so naturally through life style changes. In the case of reflux and heartburn the foods that you eat are of the primary reasons that you have the problem. Therefore your acid reflux diet will be based on what foods trigger heartburn and what foods can reduce heartburn - below is a discussion for understand what acid reflux and heartburn is along with acid reflux diet tips for controlling and getting rid of it. Reflux And Heartburn We werent born with heartburn - my mother was but not me:. There are varying thoughts and questions for why one person will get heartburn and another person wont including those about the severity where one person will have an occasional episode of heartburn and for another person this becomes a persistent and chronic condition or disease. What is clear though is what is happening when reflux occurs and that diet is a primary cause. Based on this understanding you will have the ability to follow an acid reflux diet developed to avoid and eliminate what are known as acid reflux trigger foods and that are causing the reflux and heartburn to occur. So what is acid reflux and heartburn To begin with this is a digestive condition that has nothing to do with the heart. When you eat food it goes down through the esophagus and enters the stomach through the lower esophageal sphincter LES. This is a valve that opens to allow the food into the stomach and then closes to keep it there. Once the food is in the stomach it goes through the digestion

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process where acids and enzymes are produced in the stomach to break down the food and turn it into nutrients. In most cases there isnt more acid produced than needed for digestion along with the acid remaining in the stomach while it is being used. However for some people the LES does not function properly and will not remain closed during digestion. As a result there is acid reflux where the stomach acid goes back up into the esophagus and causes heartburn. This is especially problematic if you are also creating excess acid and over time the problem will worsen and become more frequent. Your acid reflux diet is very important for controlling this for the following reasons 1 some foods create more stomach acid 2 some foods need more stomach acid for digestion 3 some foods have a tendency to relax the LES which further allows the excess acid to reflux back into the esophagus. Acid Reflux Diet Tips - Foods To Avoid There are foods that either have more acid content or create more stomach acid content - you will want to stay away from these if you are having heartburn problems. The citrus fruits and juices that like oranges and grapefruits are highly acidic. And tomatoes which are used in so many things like soups and sauces and that ketchup you are pouring on those French fries - these are both acid reflux trigger foods are also highly. And then of course there are the foods that are very spicy like those with hot peppers chilies and garlic in them. These foods are also highly acidic and again foods to avoid. Some people think that liquids are not a problem because they arent solid foods this is not the case and there are liquids that are of the most problematic for those with heartburn. The alcoholic drinks very much increase stomach acid with beer

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being especially bad considering that it has been shown to even double the acid in your stomach in as little as an hour. Besides alcohol you will want to stay away from carbonated drinks and caffeinated drinks including coffee as these also increase stomach acid. Going to the decaffeinated types really isnt a solution - there is acid coming from the coffee itself and carbonation is a trigger for acid reflux. Foods with high fat content are a very big problem because they are much harder to digest and thus 1 will have to produce more stomach acid for digestion 2 will take longer to digest which will keep the acid in your stomach longer and give it more opportunity to reflux back into your esophagus. Stay away from the foods themselves foods like fatty meats butter whole milk and dairy products. But also understand the fat content being used in your food preparation. You dont want to be using vegetable oils and you dont want to be eating deep fried foods - good-bye fast food restaurants. And then there is desert which is usually full of fat and oils. And then there is my favorite which is chocolate and anything with chocolate in it. As mentioned above of the biggest reasons for reflux and heartburn is the opening of the LES while all this acid is in your stomach unfortunately chocolate is one of those foods that are known to relax the LES and allow this to happen. You can tell from these foods being listed as acid reflux trigger foods and foods to avoid that your acid reflux diet will include eliminating a lot of your most favorite foods. There is no doubt about this and obviously tradeoffs will have to be made - would you rather get rid of the reflux and heartburn or would you rather keep eating the foods that are causing it because you like them For more click here

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Something to keep in mind though as an additional benefit is the fact that many of these foods you like so much really arent very healthy in general. So while you are eliminating foods for your acid reflux diet you will also be improving your general health by eating better. Acid Reflux Diet Tips - Foods To Eat More Of Your acid reflux diet is not about only avoiding foods there are foods that you want to eat more of because they will help dissolve stomach acids and as a result reduce or eliminate heartburn. Everyone who has acid reflux and heartburn should buy a good acid reflux cookbook and guide. Besides learning more from the experts about foods to avoid you also want to know which foods to eat more. Foods that are especially known to neutralize stomach acids are 1 fruits like apples bananas and papaya 2 vegetables like broccoli peas green beans and green cabbage. Also foods made from grains like bread and cereals stay away from those with lots of white processed flour and sugarhave a tendency to help neutralize the acid in the stomach as does the foods like pasta and rice which are high in complex carbohydrates. And drink lots of water. Besides being so healthy for you in general water can help dilute the acid in your stomach while also pushing down the acid that has refluxed into your esophagus - both of these characteristics will be very beneficial for reducing heartburn. Heartburn Getting Worse These acid reflux diet tips should help someone with minor heartburn problems to eliminate them and even help someone with very bad acid reflux and heartburn to reduce the severity and make it less frequent. But be smart about this you could have acid reflux disease or what is known as GERDS. If you are have problems to

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the extent that they are occurring daily and even affecting your overall life they cant be ignored. Left untreated GERDS can progress into many health problems including esophageal cancer. So start with these acid reflux diet tips and see if they will control and get rid of your heartburn. But if these and/or some of the other programs and recommendations mentioned throughout this site are not helping you then it is time to consult with your doctor and see what other remedies that are available. For more click here

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