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One of the most popular fairy tales ever made is the “Snow White”. Based on its story, the main character who is Snow White suddenly fell to the floor after eating the apple that the wicked witch had giver her. But this is just a fairy tale. It’s only a fictional story. In reality, apple will not let you faint because it can actually cure numerous diseases.
Though we are now in a world where almost everything was created artificially through the help of modern science, home remedies should still be considered. Home remedies were used a long time ago and until now, some people who try this still find this very effective.
One of the best home remedies is the apple cider vinegar. This remedy has been used for many years. Apple cider vinegar was found to be able to cure several ailments like allergies, acne, flu, chronic fatigue, sore throats, sinus infections, arthritis, candida, high cholesterol, contact dermatitis, gout and the most important of all is the acid reflux.
As of now, a lot of people are now struggling with acid reflux. Acid reflux is a disease wherein the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not function normally. The gastric acid inside the stomach will continually reach the esophagus. When the gastric acid reached the esophagus, it may burn and damage the esophageal wall that may cause the painful heartburn.
Having heartburn every now and then is quite normal but having and experiencing it more than twice a day is a different condition. Conditions like this should be attended immediately for proper prescription and pieces of advice.
Acid reflux becomes very harmful and painful once the esophageal wall is damaged. When this occurred, the medical doctors will advice you to undergo continuous medications or even surgery to prevent triggering other complications.
Antacid is one of the popular medications to treat acid reflux. But according to some patient’s experiences, it only worsens their pain and suffering. When using antacid, the body will produce more acids in exchange of lost body acids. When the antacid’s dose and effectiveness wear off, the pain will just return and will let you suffer again.
According to some people who have tried both antacid and apple cider vinegar to cure acid reflux, they prefer and recommend apple cider vinegar to treat acid reflux. Moreover, they also stated that though apple cider vinegar requires patience as well as time for acid reflux treatment, its natural characteristics make it safer to take. Some of natural remedies take a little time before acquiring its effectiveness and positive outcomes.
A bottle of apple cider vinegar is a lot cheaper than antacid. Apple cider vinegar can be usually found at leading supermarkets.
There is a recommended dosage in taking apple cider vinegar. Put two (2) tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into diluted water and drink it at the very least thrice a day.
Apple cider vinegar tastes like metallic or acidic taste and may cause burning-like tongue. This is very normal. Try to withstand its negative taste and feeling to effectively cure the disease. After some drinking of apple cider vinegar, all of the unpleasant feelings will be very worthy because it finally treated and cured your suffering from acid reflux.
It is definitely impossible for us not to eat. Food is a basic need that all of us should continue consuming to be able to keep up and carry on with our daily whereabouts.
Truly, the digestive system plays a huge role when it comes to food intake, as it converts food into energy and nutrients which is important to us. Gastric juices secreted by the system helps churn it and converting it into a usable form.
Esophagus is food’s gateway towards the stomach as we all know it. Unfortunately, this important part of the digestive system is left unprotected, making it extra-sensitive when gastric acids seeps through it. In fact, stomach acids burn the walls of the esophagus, the reason why people who has acid reflux typically feels a burning sensation when the condition recurs.
Heartburn is probably the most common symptom that acid reflux patients feel. One with the said condition should never neglect it, as it might lead to more chronic conditions. Another symptom that one might feel and an indication that the condition is getting worse is regurgitation, where the food one takes in goes back up to your mouth. As acid reflux worsen, chest pains will even get worse, making you develop asthma, makes it difficult for you to swallow the food, and as acid seeps back to the mouth, dental corrosion will also be experienced.
Fortunately, acid reflux is curable, and its possibility of being cured as well as the treatments one should take depends on how severe it is. The treatment basically revolves around giving attention to the LES or lower esophageal sphincter, a tiny valve between the stomach and esophagus. Malfunction of this valve causes acid reflux where the level of stomach acids climbing up the esophagus cannot be controlled by it.
Possible treatments for acid reflux may be through medication or surgery. The goal of these is to permanently eradicate acid reflux from an individual’s system.
The basic cure for acid reflux is probably taking antacids. And since it does not require doctor’s prescription to get one, most people resort to this type of medication which can be done by taking either liquid or tablet antacid 30 minutes to an hour after mealtime.
Some antacids, usually those in tablets sort of create a shield on one’s stomach lining, thus, preventing digestive juices to seep through it. However, if you opt to take chewable antacids, make sure to chew it well to maximize its effect.
A number of treatments pay attention in increasing the strength of the muscles of the lower esophagus which in turn controls the amount of acid that rises through the throat. One important thing to remember about this kind of medication is to avoid self-prescription.
Majority of the medical professionals suggest a well-planned diet such as an acid reflux diet, which may include omitting and inserting certain types of foods into one’s meal plan. This may appear hard to those who had no restrictions on their food intake but if you are eager to get through the ailment, then better follow your doctor’s advice.
Do not neglect your condition and wait until the only remedy left is going through a surgical procedure. So the sooner you pay attention to your condition, the better the chances and the easier it will be cured.
If you think you got acid reflux, talk to your doctor right away. Also, researching about the condition helps, so you would know what the things you ought to do and those that you should avoid doing. Seeking professional help will also give you the right analysis as well as the proper cure.
Our digestive system is probably one of the most used systems of our body as it is constantly receiving and processing food, converting it into energy to keep us going. As food enters our system, it first passes through the throat or esophagus and as it reaches the stomach, the system is prompted to release the necessary digestive juices to help churn the food.
People who have digestive problems often resort to home remedies and self-prescribe which is a bit dangerous. One of the digestive problems usually ignored is acid reflux or most commonly known as heartburn. This condition happens when acid creeps up the esophagus which results to painful sensations.
There are various types of digestion problems and gastro-esophageal reflux also called acid reflux, or in layman’s term, heartburn is probably the most common. But how would you know you are already suffering from the condition? Among the known symptoms of heartburn is burning sensation on the throat or chest, taste of bitterness or sourness or acidic taste in the mouth, coughing and panting and even sore throat.
Good thing, acid reflux can be distinctively identified. There are also things that a person should avoid doing like bending or lying down while eating or right after eating. Some people also suggest that engaging into physical activity can remove acid reflux, but unluckily, most people don’t find it effective. Taking antacids are commonly done which actually can temporarily relieve the pain.
Acid reflux can be acquired by all types of people, even infants and children. Infants may have a high possibility to have the condition but usually outgrow it. As for adults, they can have the disease by consistently going through a poor lifestyle which includes unbalanced diet, irregular mealtimes and lack of exercise.
Other things that cause acid reflux include hormonal changes during pregnancy, obesity, eating too much, eating certain foods and beverages, and taking specific medicines.
Should you feel that you have acquired the condition, it is a must to research more about acid reflux. This will enable the individual to avoid foods and activities that could heighten or induce the recurrence of the digestive problem. And for those who don’t have it, keep in mind that prevention is still better than cure, so one should maintain living and eating healthy.
And since acid reflux is often brought about by unbalanced and poor eating habits, maintaining a well-planned meal and eating schedules is highly suggested. Acid reflux might appear as a simple digestive problem but never underestimate nor neglect it as this can lead to chronic conditions such as respiratory ailments.