Home Remedies For Heartburn And Acid Reflux

Home Remedies For Heartburn And Acid Reflux
Heartburn, sometimes called acid indigestion or acid reflux, is a burning sensation that starts in the stomach and travels to the oesophagus. In extreme cases it can also be felt in the mouth. Although never fatal on its own, the condition is extremely uncomfortable and in rare cases (roughly 0.6% of those who regularly experience heartburn) is a pre-symptom of more serious heart diseases.
For most sufferers, heartburn is no more serious than an uncomfortable inconvenience, caused by a variety of reasons, most commonly poor diet, poor lifestyle or stress. In most cases heartburn occurs because one of two conditions has developed in the stomach; either too much or not enough acid is present. The later scenario is known as acid reflux.
Modern pharmaceutical medicines are very effective and efficient in treating heartburn. Either traditional chalk based antacid tablets or proton-pump inhibitors (PPI) tend to work well. However, there will be a time (and most of us have experienced this) struck by a bout of heartburn and not being able to find any medication, or a case where you might want to try a natural remedy to cure this persistent illness. Either way, there is likely something lying around the house that can adequately quell the build-up of acid which is causing so much discomfort.
Fresh ginger is an effective cure for digestive discomforts; this is especially true in the case of heartburn. Simply juice a few slices of fresh ginger into a short glass of water and drink. This home remedy will immediately start to neutralise troublesome stomach acid. For extra healing add a small amount of cinnamon, turmeric or nutmeg to the glass.

ginger can combat heartburn and acid reflux

Baking soda is a common ingredient in cooking and is most likely available in many homes. It is very effective against excess stomach acid; simple add a large pinch of baking soda to a short glass of water and drink.

baking soda is a natural remedy for acid reflux

Organic apple cider vinegar is effective against acid reflux. Acid reflux occurs when too little acid is present in the stomach. Start by mixing the cider vinegar with water with a ratio of 3 parts water to 1 part apple cider vinegar. Increase the ratio of vinegar to water if symptoms persist.

treat heartburn with organic apple cider vinegar

Heartburn is an illness that effects a large percentage of the population each year. Sufferers of heartburn know how distracting and uncomfortable an attack is, and will undoubtedly get caught short without pharmaceutical medication at one time or another; these alternative natural cures are effective and readily available in your kitchen or in a nearby local shop.
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