Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Acid Reflux

Do you suffer from Acid Reflux like I do? Or maybe Heartburn Ulcers? This site is just for you!

I have suffered from heartburn for many years. Since I was a teenager, really. However, it has only been since my first pregnancy, and the related Pregnancy Heartburn that it was really considered Acid Reflux. So that makes it almost 9 years, I have dealt with it. Now it is in the area typically known as Nighttime Heartburn, as I typically start to feel the effects of it within an hour or two of going to bed at night. Right now a couple of antacids work well and for the time being that is what I do. The information I have read, starts with the common sense suggestions of eating smaller dinners, which makes sense on the weight loss side of things as well. Also avoiding alcohol and or caffeine beverages will also help as they are high in acid. I have been off of carbonated beverages for awhile for this very reason. They actually hurt going down sometimes. Having a longer period of time between eating and sleeping is suggested, 2 hours is recommended.


I was particularly interested in the Herbal Remedies for heartburn. There are three suggestions: chamomile, ginger, and peppermint. Chamomile for its high calcium content, thought to soothe and ease esophageal muscles and help digestion. Ginger because it aids in the proper digestion process by promoting spontaneous intestinal movement. And peppermint because it calms the stomach. All three of these warrant some looking into. I would rather go naturally than chemically.



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5 comments:

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

oh yes - i had it bad when I was pregnant and my mom has it terribly too. Not fun.

Ribbon Rock Star said...

A couple tablespoons full of mustard will also cure heartburn.

I found this remedy while pregnant with my last child. I TRIED EVERYTHING and this one worked!

Linda

pavan said...

Although carbonated beverages cause acid reflux, this isn’t the only problem that some acid reflux sufferers are faced with. Bile reflux is another uncomfortable backflow of fluid that often accompanies acid reflux. However, instead of thrusting stomach acid back into the esophagus as is the case with acid reflux, bile reflux throws bile (a digested fluid that is made by the liver) up from the small intestine into the stomach and esophagus, causing inflammation to both. There is more about the acid reflex Bile Reflux or Acid Reflux in the rest of the article.

Anonymous said...

Re causes of hernia: I read that
hernia sort of leads to heartburn. And I think its right since I have both! Actually, the heartburn hits once in a blue moon. But the hernia is now a real bother. A personal Web research also showed me there's
no such thing as abdominal exercises (well, at least as of
the mid 2007, that is) to relieve the hernia. More about hernia at
href="http://www.e-cureyourheartburn.info/">www.e-cureyourheartburn.info/

Anonymous said...

Re causes of hernia: I read that
hernia sort of leads to heartburn. And I think its right since I have both! Actually, the heartburn hits once in a blue moon. But the hernia is now a real bother. A personal Web research also showed me there's
no such thing as abdominal exercises (well, at least as of
the mid 2007, that is) to relieve the hernia. More about hernia at www.e-cureyourheartburn.info/