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Acid Reflux Symptoms That May Require Lifestyle Changes

Apr 9, 2008
Frequent heartburn and pains that seem like you are having some cardiac troubles are some of the more prominent Acid Reflux Symptoms that you just could not take for granted. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD could easily lead to other complications and could damage the esophageal lining. Over the counter medications could provide immediate, albeit, temporary relief to your acid reflux symptoms but frequent episodes of discomfort from these should be referred to your doctor.

There is no better solution against acid reflux symptoms but to change one's lifestyle. We hear it so many times about changing one's lifestyle but it really sinks in to someone when he/she needs to adapt it themselves.

It's usually tougher than it sounds when someone has to change their lifestyle. The phrase means...yes, complete face-lift in your day to day life. It's actually a choice between suffering from acid reflux symptoms or adapt. Regardless of the situation, time comes when your acid reflux symptoms gotten worse, your doctor will prescribe you the necessary medications and possibly some expensive treatments.

Acid reflux symptoms sufferer are advised to keep a log of the food the eat and how it affects them. This record keeping process will be a vital help to know the food that triggers acid reflux symptoms. And this also provide what foods to avoid to make a transition in their diet.

Hot or spicy foods, onions, peppermint, citrus fruits, tomatoes, pepper and carbonated beverages are some of the foods that could possibly triggers acid reflux symptoms. Don't be hasty in saying that it will be a cake walk in avoiding the listed and the beverages you have to avoid acid reflux symptoms. Coffee, liquor, cigarette and even chocolates are some of the foods to avoid that most women gets to have a hard time avoiding chocolates.

Who would say "No big deal"? When coffee, cigarette and alcohol are almost a part of their lives, that's got to be really tough for those folks.

It is also suggested to eat your food in smaller portions. Taking large meals have been found to be one of the causes of acid reflux symptoms. You're not just minimizing heartburn but it's also an excellent way to lose weight. Losing weight happens to another natural solution in preventing acid reflux symptoms.

One practice to do also is avoid going to bed on a full stomach. Consume your meal at least two to three hours before going to bed. Cigarette is also discouraged since this relaxes the muscle which could allow acid back to the esophagus.

Acid reflux symptoms is basically acids in our stomach that goes upwards and and back to your esophagus. Wear loose clothes and belt also which could increase the pressure that is directed towards your abdomen. Keep you head higher between six to eight inches from your foot is also advisable.
About the Author
Zacher Cuello is a researcher and also the owner of TheAcidRefluxOnline.com. For more useful articles, solutions and relief from acid reflux symptoms. Go to www.TheAcidREfluxOnline.com
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