Gastroesophageal reflux disease is manifested, among other things, hoarseness, burns, irritations, nausea, coughing, wheezing, and the risk of developing cancer of the esophagus increases, however, with a few simple remedies, symptoms of this disease can be significantly improved.
Overweight people and those with advanced age are usually affected by this disease because abdominal fat interferes with the functions of the esophagus and esophageal sphincter that prevents the passage of the contents of food from the stomach into the esophagus becomes weaker with increasing age. To relieve symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease, there are some natural remedies.
The daily intake of food should be divided in 3-4 meals a day, nutritionally balanced and in small or medium quantities. Avoid eating large amounts of food because gastric distension favors reflux in people prone. Also, dinner must be taken 3-4 hours before bedtime and after every meal is not indicated horizontal siesta. A number of foods that are proven to favor the gastric reflux into the esophagus and acid secretion stimulants should be avoided. These are fats, fried foods, chocolate, tomatoes and derivatives, citrus.
Alcoholic beverages and smoking are also known factors that cause reflux and heartburn favors. A number of drugs can also be involved, such as oral contraceptives, sedatives, beta blockers (propranolol) or tranquilizers.
– Weight loss
Studies have shown that if a person loses 10 percent of body fat, gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms may improve.
– Consumption of raw almonds
Raw almonds are alkaline foods that can balance the pH, and are a good source of calcium.
– Consumption of hot water and lemon juice
Drink a cup of warm water and lemon juice every morning, 15-20 minutes before eating, the body can naturally balance the acid level.
– The consumption of sodium bicarbonate
A tablespoon of baking soda in a half cup of water is an effective solution to relieve the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux.
– Drinking tea
Linden tea, mint and fenugreek may help relieve symptoms of gastroesophageal acid.
– Chewing gums
Consumption of chewing gum after meals helps to increase saliva production, which, according to researchers, reduces the level of acid in the esophagus.