Hyperacidity which is also commonly known as heartburn is a condition that does not allow you to enjoy your after eating time. The acid in the stomach rises up into the esophagus because of the muscular valve that keeps it down malfunctions (lower esophageal sphincter- LES).
This should not happen too often and if it is chronic and persistent, it is no longer a minor problem but a serious disease. The best treatments that work through natural means are easy to apply and that is what we are going to look at today.
The following are the methods you can use to diagnose and treat acid reflux at home.
- Change The Eating Habits
You need to change the amount of food that you eat at one time. This will make sure that the pressure applied on the LES is lowered and the risk of you getting acid reflux is minimized. Also, the evening meals should be taken in small amounts to give you an easy time when you are sleeping.
There is one other thing that you need to do, that is you should chew your food thoroughly to make sure that it is digested quickly and efficiently without hanging around for too long.
- Know The Triggers
When you have acid reflux, chances are that you will know what triggers it and when you do, you will have to make sure that you avoid all the foods and beverages that cause it unless of course it is caused by everything which though improbable does happen if the condition is serious.
Just make a list and see what you need to keep away from preventing this from happening. Sometimes it is the things that we add to the food that causes us to have the acid reflux like ketchup or some type of sauce or meals prepared in a certain way. Just do a trial and error check.
- Relieve your Stomach
Maybe…just maybe, it could be those clothes that you wear which are the causes of this problem. Tight clothes that constrict you will obviously cause you to have this even if it’s not about the kind of food. So, make sure that your stomach is not constricted to ensure that the food you eat will not be pressured.
You can also find that this problem is caused by you being overweight and that is why you will be recommended to lose weight and see what happens.
- Sleep Properly
When you sleep at night, the acid reflux may get worse and this will be caused by you and the way that you sleep. That is why you need to examine your sleeping methods. Do not lie on your stomach or on your die if it is placing pressure in your stomach. Also, you may want to avoid the pillows.
- Drink Aloe Vera
This plant has so much that it cures and apparently, acid reflux is on the list and that is why you will need to talk to the doctor and get his advice before you start taking the Aloe Vera and or any other remedies made from the herbal sources.
- Citrus and Vinegar
These can be taken separately to calm down the acid in the stomach and prevent it from flaring and boiling up. Citrus fruits can be used to make lemonade and other juices that can help with the problem and vinegar from apple cider will help but some kinds will just make it worse.
When you are trying to treat this condition, visit the doctor to see the severity of it all.