How can i get rid of heart burn?
Topic: How can i get rid of heart burn?
June 16, 2019 / By Morgan Question:
thank you guys, i was so desperate and hungry, i've been sleeping sitting up at night and eating small meals and cut back on almost everything, but i was still getting heartburn until last night i drove by McDonalds and it was like the devil telling me to go there lol, so I got me a small ice cream and ate it in balls going down my throught so it can soothe my heartburn for the moment and I knew I was gonna pay for it later, so I get home and see a bag of ''crunchitos'' the healthy kind of ''cheetos'' and i went for it, I din't care anymore, I ate more then i should have then i had little mash potatoes...
well, so far this morning, I had almost no heartburn last night and right now...
Best Answers: How can i get rid of heart burn?
Livia | 7 days ago
You may eliminate or reduce the frequency of heartburn by making the following lifestyle changes:
Control your weight. Being overweight is one of the strongest risk factors for heartburn. Excess pounds put pressure on your abdomen, pushing up your stomach and causing acid to back up into your esophagus.
Eat smaller meals. This reduces pressure on the lower esophageal sphincter, helping to prevent the valve from opening and acid from washing back into your esophagus.
Loosen your belt. Clothes that fit tightly around your waist put pressure on your abdomen and the lower esophageal sphincter.
Eliminate heartburn triggers. Everyone has specific triggers. Common triggers such as fatty or fried foods, alcohol, chocolate, peppermint, garlic, onion, tomatoes, caffeine and nicotine may make heartburn worse.
Avoid stooping or bending. Tying your shoes is OK. Bending over for longer periods to weed your garden isn't, especially soon after eating.
Don't lie down soon after a meal. Wait at least two to three hours after eating before going to bed, and don't lie down right after eating.
Raise the head of your bed. An elevation of about six to nine inches puts gravity to work for you. You can do this by placing wooden or cement blocks under the feet of your bed at the head end. If it's not possible to elevate your bed, you can insert a foam wedge between your mattress and box spring to elevate your body from the waist up. Wedges are available at drugstores and medical supply stores.
Raising your head only by using pillows is not a good alternative. If you need to raise the head of your bed most nights, talk to your doctor because it may indicate GERD and require stronger medication and evaluation.
Several home remedies exist for treating heartburn, but they provide only temporary relief. They include drinking baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) added to water or drinking other fluids such as baking soda mixed with cream of tartar and water.
Although these liquids create temporary relief by neutralizing, washing away or buffering acids, eventually they aggravate the situation by adding gas and fluid to your stomach, increasing pressure and causing more acid reflux. Further, adding more sodium to your diet may increase your blood pressure and add stress to your heart, and excessive bicarbonate ingestion can alter the acid-base balance in your body.
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Originally Answered: Acid Reflux or Heart Burn???
It sounds like acid reflux but the cause is what you need to find out. I just went through this with my husband. The Dr. told him to sit up for an hour (no reclining) after he finished eating his supper and to take prilosec before his meal. He drank water with his meals and slowed down his eating , both recommended by his doctor and it did seem to help some but didn't completely clear up his problem. He talked to the Dr. again and he said it is very possible that my husband has a food allergy and the 2 most common allergies that develop in later life are allergies to gluten or lactose. We tried to find out by eliminating milk and milk products from his diet. We did this first because it is the easier of the 2 to eliminate from your diet.That did the trick he was lactose intolerant. He now takes an over the counter pill (lactaid, I buy the store brand from walmart). He takes the lactaid everytime that he eats any dairy product (cheese,milk,butter,ice cream). He no longer has the acid reflux or frequent bathroom trips.
Additional note: For a wet burp- suck on a peppermint (make sure it is made with real peppermint oil) this will help get rid of the burning and taste. My husband only needs to do this on rare occasions now,since he started taking the lactaid.
It can be triggered by different things for different people. However, I have heard that alcohol, caffeine, fried/fast foods, spicy food are all common triggers. Exercise and drinking plenty of plain water (about eight glasses a day) should assist.
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recognize what causes it and stay away from that food. after you eat its recommended that you remain sittingup for at least 1 hour to give the stomach time to empty. dont eat right before going to bed. and avoid carbonated beverages. if worse comes to worse you can take an antacid
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Alka Seltzer (also has aspirin so it works like one too)
Any generic antacid.
Drink a lot of water
Stay away from acidic drinks
Stay away from tomato sauce.
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