Despite its name, heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. Just stumbled on your site while looking for heartburn relief due to chemo. I am sipping some chamomille tea while nibbling on a gingersnap and a little unsweetened applesauce. Being overweight increases your risk of GERD, and you’re going to suffer from occasional heartburn a lot more as well. This is because unnecessarily added pounds will put pressure on your lower esophageal sphincter. It will be more likely to loosen, and overtime it may simply weaken. Also, though it may be tempting to lie down in front of the TV after eating, particularly after a meal laden in carbs, it’s unwise to do so until after you’ve had some time to digest your food, which takes about four hours.
You may not experience total relief from your symptoms simply by slimming down, but it’s a surefire way to reduce them, and to improve your overall health to boot. All this has been interesting and I will look into it all more in the day. Last January I mentioned to my gp that I started to regularly get fuzzy gurgling in my throat and he put me on medication after I said I sometimes get acid reflux (he didn’t do any investigation into the reason I was getting it, is that normal?!). Been on the medication almost a year now but concerned about being on long term medication.
unfortunately still suffer from heartburn, sodium bicarbonate dissolved in half a cup of water works a treat! must say be near the loo because if your stomach is super acid filled the reaction may cause it to foam up and expand and you might need to be sick. don’t worry though, its safe and funnily enough the neutral foam after major heartburn can be quite soothing. gross I know, but true. and that is only in very extreme cases. Sometimes gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, can mimic or even coexist with upper airway cough syndrome, which makes the diagnosis and treatment a bit more complex.
When you stand upright, gravity helps keep the contents of your stomach in your stomach where they belong. But when you lie down, there’s nothing to stop them from flowing back upward into your throat, where they can cause pain and discomfort. Mustard is an alkalizing food that is full of minerals, and contains a weak acid in the form of vinegar. Consuming mustard straight, visit the site while it may make you grimace at first, may ultimately end up making your smile. Because of its alkaline properties, it will help neutralize the acid that may come creeping up your throat, and therefore may neutralize the pain of acid reflux. It seems to be the most helpful if you’re feeling a bout of heartburn creeping up, or if you’re in the midst of one.