It is important to not leave heartburn untreated as it can become more severe. There are simple home remedies that can be used to treat heartburn without the use of drugs. These simple, practical tips will help you avoid heartburn. They are often recommended by doctors even to patients who are already taking medication.
However, you should not limit your options if you want to get rid of heartburn.
- Heartburn can be prevented by eating the right diet. Some foods can trigger heartburn. These foods can cause a weakening of the LES, a passageway through which food travels before it reaches the stomach. Acids can reflux to the esophagus if it opens or becomes weaker. This will cause another heartburn attack. Avoid foods high in fat (meats, butter, cream, oil, butter, and cream), tomato-based products and food, citrus (pulp, juice), dairy products and caffeine, as well as alcohol, tea, and chocolate. Ask your doctor, nutritionist or dietitian for a complete list. You can also download recipes online or purchase books that address heartburn.
- Avoid putting pressure on your stomach. Too much pressure on your stomach can cause liquids to move upwards and into your esophagus.
- Nighttime heartburn can be relieved. Use a heartburn pillow, or wedge, to prevent nighttime heartburn. This allows you to elevate your head and torso above your stomach. This will allow liquids to remain in your stomach while you sleep. You should wait two to three hours after eating before you go to bed or lie down.
- Avoid stress. Heartburn sufferers often notice that they feel worse when they are under too much pressure. Stress is detrimental to your overall well-being. To be safe, you will need to get approval from your doctor. However, natural remedies for heartburn such as chewing gum, apple cider vinegar, aloe vera juices, ginger, and chewing gum can be used.
These home remedies for heartburn are very easy to use and not too expensive, if you really think about it. You can take medication if you wish, but it is best to combine these home remedies with the practical ones so you can reduce your chances of getting heartburn.