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6 Things You Should Know About Heartburn and Acid Reflux

Jun 26, 2008
The following article contains 6 hints and tips about heartburn and acid reflux.

It always fascinates me that you can always find something new about a topic if you look hard enough, and these 6 tips are useful reminders.

I hope that you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed collating them. You can never know enough about Heartburn, can you?

Histamine antagonists block the cell walls inside the stomach from producing acid with acid producing cells. Essentially the histamine antagonists aren't moving into the stomach and neutralizing acid that is already in place, it is instead stopping the acid at the production point by not allowing it to be produced in the first place.

Sometimes it is best to take the antacids up to an hour before eating, others while they are eating, and still others just after they finish. The goal is finding what the good time is to take it for you as everyone has a different timetable for the antacids to reach the stomach. If it reaches before the acid does then it doesn't do you any good.

It is not confirmed that chiropractic manipulations will help with acid reflux. In fact, some doctors don't recommend chiropractic treatments for acid reflux at all. However, some patients claim that these types of manipulations help them greatly with their acid reflux symptoms. So, if you are interested in alternative therapies for your acid reflux, you can certainly give chiropractic manipulation a try and see if it helps you.

If you must eat at a fast food restaurant even though it is best avoided if you suffer with acid reflux, then choose their grilled options, like grilled chicken. The most inappropriate choices are fries and burgers. In addition, fried chicken is not that great for you as well.

When the muscle that is supposed to prevent stomach acid from escaping up into the esophagus gets to weak to do its job and the acid keeps on gushing back to the esophagus, that is called acid reflux. It is a lot like heart burn but a lot more uncomfortable as generally there is much more acids and pepsins pushing back to the esophagus.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a disorder that results from stomach acid moving backward from the stomach into the esophagus. The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach by the way.

Well...that's enough tips for now. I'm sure 6 is enough to be getting along with!

I hope that you found these Heartburn and Acid Reflux resources useful, they certainly helped me!
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