At one point or another, we have all stuffed ourselves to the brim with our favorite foods: whether they are mouth-watering sweets and pastries, spicy street food or a good old-fashioned home cooked meal. These are guilty pleasures for a reason. Overindulging can cause acid reflux, more commonly known as heartburn. Heartburn has nothing to do with the heart, and everything to do with the stomach you just filled past capacity. You know you have acid reflux when you feel bloated, get hiccups or a burning sensation in the lower part of your chest post a meal. The good news is, it’s an extremely common condition that can be easily treated with some home remedies.
Fighting acid reflux
Your stomach contains hydrochloric acid to kill germs in your food. The stomach lining is designed to cope with them; the cells there are replaced every five days on average. However, the esophagus (food pipe) has no such protection. When the food mixed with acid reverses back up the food pipe, it inflames the passage, causing the heated or burning feeling in your throat and chest. The causes vary – production of too much acid by the stomach, consumption of fried/spicy/ non-vegetarian foods, eating beyond limits, lying down too soon after a meal or even stress.
Acid reflux is not inherently harmful. As per research, nearly one in ten adults worldwide experiences it every day. However, prolonged exposure is not viable and can cause gastric ulcers or even cancer. Luckily, the solution to acid reflux is in your hands. Here are some home remedies for acid reflux:
These tried and tested home remedies for acid reflux display quick and effective results every time. For instant relief against acid reflux, get Gas-o-Fast, a natural antacid that will have you feeling relieved in just under 5 minutes!
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