Hyperacidity: Try These Natural Remedies
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Published by TOP4 Team
Hyperacidity, heartburn or acid reflux disease – whatever it is called, it’s a serious matter that shouldn’t be ignored. Get to know the natural remedies that will help relieve it.
Track and avoid triggers.
Write down the foods you eat and note how you feel after an hour of eating. If the food you ate is bothering you, you should remove that from your diet.
Avoid tight-fitting clothes.
Don't wear tight-fitting clothes because those constrict your stomach or abdomen.
Try to lose weight.
Losing weight keeps stomach acid from leaking through by reducing some of the pressure on your lower oesophageal sphincter.
Eat small meals.
Reduce the amount of food you eat at a time. This may decrease the amount of stress and pressure on your stomach.
This helps your stomach digest food more easily and quickly, leaving less food in the stomach adding pressure on your lower oesophageal sphincter.
Eat some almonds after every meal and snack. These nuts do something to seemingly neutralise the juices in your stomach, relieving and preventing some instances of heartburn.
Eat an apple.
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Slice one up and eat it a few hours before bedtime to relieve or prevent discomfort.
Drink ginger tea.
There's no solid evidence behind ginger’s use as hyperacidity treatment, but it does soothe the stomach. Get ginger tea bags or cut about 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger, add boiling water, steep for about 5 minutes and drink. You can do this anytime of the day, but should be about 20-30 minutes before meals.
Drink two glasses of water in the morning regularly to help maintain the level of stomach acids.
Drinking milk after meals is a great home remedy for hyperacidity.
Identify situations that you find stressful and exhausting. Find ways to avoid those or prepare for them with various relaxing techniques. Incorporate regular naps, meditation or yoga into your daily routine.
Change meal habits.
Specialists believe that late night eating can make hyperacidity symptoms worse. Don't eat 2-3 hours before bedtime to decrease the risk of food putting pressure on your lower oesophageal sphincter as you sleep.
Raise your bed.
If your hyperacidity interferes with your sleep, raise the head of your bed by 6 to 8 inches (if your bed allows for it). It will keep the acid in your stomach. You can also try elevating your head about 6 inches by placing bricks, books or blocks under the legs at the head of your bed.
Follow these natural remedies and expect relief. If your hyperacidity is recurring, don’t hesitate to consult a medical expert, especially if you can’t get your condition under control.