Acid reflux is a condition in which acid backs up from the stomach into the oesophagus and even up to the throat, irritating their lining tissues.
The symptoms may include:
- Heartburn or indigestion that wakes you up at night;
- Pain or discomfort in your chest, upper abdomen or throat;
- Feeling full quickly after eating smaller meals than usual (this could be because of bloating from too much gas);
- Bad breath due to excess saliva production which causes decay of teeth enamel as well as gum tissue deterioration around teeth;
In some cases, it can cause other symptoms such as nausea or vomiting and headaches that last for several days after eating certain foods (asparagus is one example).
How To Overcome Acid Reflux?
Treatment for acid reflux includes medication or lifestyle changes like eating smaller meals and avoiding foods that trigger symptoms. Some of the other methods and preventions include the following:
· Avoid foods that trigger symptoms:
Foods that are high in fat, sugar, caffeine and spicy foods can make your symptoms worse. You should also keep an eye out for triggers such as dairy products or alcohol.
· Eat smaller meals:
Eating more slowly will help you feel fuller sooner which may help reduce the amount of food you eat at each mealtime which reduces stomach acid production (and thus makes symptoms less likely to occur).
· Avoid smoking cigarettes or drinking alcoholic beverages:
You should avoid smoking cigarettes or drinking alcoholic beverages because both of these substances increase stomach acid production which could make it easier for refluxing contents to come back up into your throat. This can cause pain or a burning sensation in your throat called heartburn.
Acid reflux can be a difficult condition to treat, but there are many options available. If you suspect that your symptoms may be due to acid reflux, please see your doctor or speak with an experienced gastroenterologist who can help you determine the cause of your symptoms and recommend treatment options. For further information about Acid Reflux, its causes and symptoms, and its treatment, please visit Acid Reflux Warrior.