Saturday, October 3, 2009

Heartburn Home Remedies That Work

By Gary Rogers

You just want to go away fast! That painful burning sensation that is welling up from your stomach into your lower chest, if it would just go away. You know you shouldn't have eaten such a big meal but it was so good. To late, now what should you do about it. For many people who suffer from Heartburn these are familiar words and all they want is a Heartburn home remedy.

Almost half of the population have Heartburn and want a Heartburn home remedy at one time or another and in one form or another and for some it's almost daily occurrence.Heartburn or indegestion are caused when stomach acids and other contents flow back, or reflux into the esophagus. Unlike the stomach that has mucus producing lining to stop the irritation of acid and in some cases ulceration, the esophagus does not.

GERD is also a symptom of Heartburn and over the counter medication can be a temporary relief, but knowing Heartburn Foods To Avoid would save a person a lot of painful uncomfortable aggravation.

Heartburn can be controlled by over the counter medications or changing you're eating habits. It is known that 90% of Heartburn cases are caused by diet. Fatty foods, fried foods, chocolate, citrus fruits and juices, tomatoes and tomato sauces, peppermint flavoring and spicy food can all cause heartburn though everyone seems to have their own trigger. Alcohol, red wine, caffeinated drinks and tobacco may also be a trigger.

Teas, colas, and other caffeine drinks should be cut down or avoided. There has been no evidence that spicy foods cause indigestion with the exception of red and black pepper but if your suspect your discomfort occurs after a spicy meal you should avoid them.Heartburn home remedy's include the use of nonprescription antacids to neutralize or suppress stomach acid. Try not to eat at least 2 hours before bedtime, and try not bending over and keep your back straight. Smoking does not help as it relaxes the muscular sphincter between the esophagus and stomach. Alcohol doesn't help so limit your intake.

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