In any big city you can find anything you need: 24\7 pharmacies and medical centers full of doctors. But sometimes we face health problems in distant places, which are different from our world. For example, acid reflux or heartburn may catch a man in a hike. Or imagine an annual two weeks village trip, which is located far away from megalopolis where you get one really bad surprise – the very same acid reflux or heartburn. What can you do in such cases? The question of getting rid of acid reflux at home is carefully considered in the remarkable Heartburn No More book, which I really recommend for everyone, who wants’ to forget about heartburn. For now, I will just give you some tips, which you can use in your daily life.
Where you will find tricky acid reflux or heartburn
Before we talk about the description of ways to get rid of acid reflux or heartburn at home, let’s think about situations when we can have it. Such problem may appear when:
- You eat a lot during any celebration.
- You perform hard workout immediately after your meal.
- You have breakfast, lunch or dinner full of spicy and fatty food, sweets and strong natural coffee.
- You ate 1-2 times during last days.
- You use some drugs, which can cause an irritation of the stomach and esophagus.
In all these cases you have really high risk of getting burning epigastric pains (an area under the breastbone). They appear due to the action of hydrochloric acid on the stomach to the lower esophageal sphincter (a muscle, which limits passage from the esophagus to the stomach). You case may become more difficult if you are far away from the city or pharmacies, where you could buy a medicine. In all such cases you need to get rid of it in conditions of your home. Below you will find some ways of doing that.
Healthy food is the best antacid for heartburn or acid reflux. Healthy food is the best choice to avoid it. Antacids are medicaments which neutralize the hydrochloric acid in the stomach. All the doctors know that healthy food is the best antacid. In order to improve your heartburn or acid reflux state, you need to remember several tips about your food:
You need to eat something to defeat excessive hydrochloric acid. That’s why it’s recommended to eat very often and use small portions. Build your food schedule such way that you can eat something at least every 2 hours. It’s recommended to avoid raw fruits and vegetables. You need to reduce them at least by 50%.
We don’t recommend you to drink water immediately after or right before your meal, because high water amount in your stomach will result in heartburn. You can drink tea in 30 minutes after your meal.
If you need to eat on your way, e.g. while driving, try to buy drink with normal temperature instead of extremely hot.
Sometimes it’s almost impossible to change your habits. It’s almost impossible to change inveterate coffee people. We recommend them to add some milk, which can reduce irritating effect of caffeine.
The best way to avoid heartburn or acid reflux at home is to eat properly – avoid bad food. Old, not fresh and soured food will cause heartburn or acid reflux.
You can also get rid of heartburn at home by using salt, fresh juices, mineral water, activated carbon, infusions of medicinal herbs and fees, such well-known for its healing properties of food products as honey, lemons, apples and food from them. Seeds, grains buckwheat and peas have well proven efficacy and safety.
By the way, the author of the Heartburn No More book was able to prove by personal example, that it’s possible to cope with heartburn at home. Click on the link at the bottom of the page to download the book. Thank you!