How to Get Rid of Heartburn at Home Naturally
Very often you have noticed that after a good tasty, spicy meal, you get a burning sensation at the back of your throat or chest, and a feeling that some acidic substances is trying to find its way back from the stomach into the esophagus. You then say you are suffering from ‘acidity’ for which, another term is ‘heartburn’. This feeling in the chest can often be mistaken for symptoms of heart disease and in fact, cannot be taken lightly. You would need to have it diagnosed thoroughly to eliminate all probability of heart disease – in your own interest – you will feel far less stressed after you have taken this step. And what is more, heartburn is easy to get rid of naturally, sitting in your own home. NO drugs or other form of treatment is necessary.
The heaviness in the chest which you feel is akin to what you might feel when you suffer from heart disease as well, only, in the latter case, it is a far more severe, crushing pain. In the case of heartburn, it is generally accompanied by acid reflux and burning sensation, and occurs soon after a large, heavy, spicy meal, more so at night, and is more pronounced when you bend or lie down. Heartburn is also known as Gastroesophaegal reflux disease, and can itself be a symptom of angina at times.
From the symptoms it is very obvious that one’s diet has a lot to do with heartburn. A valve-like structure known as the lower esophageal sphincter between the stomach and esophagus normally allows the food and other substances which we consume, into the stomach from the esophagus. In case this valve malfunctions and remains relaxed, there is acid reflux from the stomach into the esophagus, and this can occur when the food contains substances which maintain the valve in a relaxed position. Caffeine found in tea and coffee and to an extent in chocolates, generally has this tendency. Aerated drinks also work similarly as also tomatoes, fatty foods, alcohol, citrus fruits, large meals – or in fact anything that increases the pressure in the stomach so as to cause the valve to open in the wrong direction.
If the causes of heartburn are properly understood, it is easy to understand why natural methods for curing this problem should be the first choice. Drugs if taken to get rid of heartburn, may only aggravate the acidity and cause more symptoms.
Make it a habit to have a glass of lukewarm water every day on empty stomach.
Better still, have it with a dash of lemon and honey. It aids digestion and burns belly fat.
Have a banana a day. Cucumber, watermelon and tender cocoanut water are also good acicity relievers.
The water in which mint leaves are brewed, is an excellent natural remedy for acidity or heartburn. Cool the water and have it straight after a heavy meal. Better still, try to avoid heavy meals; break them up into 2 smaller meals at decent intervals: Have the last meal of the day at least 2 hours before bedtime.
Ginger in any form is a good rmedy for acidity. Add it to your meals for
Avoid starving as far as possible. Ensure that you chew on a simple natural snack such as carrot or cucumber if you are forced to have large time gaps between meals.
Ensure that you sleep with your head raised above the body level. This is a natural, mechanical means of reducing acid reflux.
Some yoga postures are available for reducing heartburn. Sukhasana, Bidalasana, and Savasana are particularly helpful.
You can have umpteen natural methods of curing heartburn once you are sure that that is what you are suffering from. For still further details, you can get in touch with a Professional Natural Therapist.
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