Chronic Heartburn - 9 Simple Ways to Stop Acid Reflux
Gut feelings not good?
Feeling the pain when it comes to solving your acid reflux can stress both you and your digestive health.
Learn a few simple methods to block your chronic heartburn. Your stomach needs a natural solution BEFORE you feel the burning start. And time to toss your antacids - which can have long term damaging effects.
If you are experiencing chronic heartburn, it is imperative to find treatments that do not have adverse effects on your health and digestive system. GERD can lead to a long-term cough, laryngitis, inflammation, ulcers, swallowing issues, and Barrett's esophagus (which leads to an increased chance of esophageal cancer).
In conjunction with Fenfiber®, here is an easy list to help alleviate your stomach acid reflux:
1) Lose weight
Extra fat puts pressure on your stomach. This pressure pushes your stomach acid up and into your lower esophagus sphincter. Losing weight and less fat equals less GERD.
2) Avoid foods that trigger chronic heartburn, including:
- Caffeine products like coffee
- Citrus fruits
- Fatty foods
- Spicy foods
3) Check out foods that will relieve heartburn:
- High-fiber foods will keep you feeling full and less likely to overeat: whole grains (like oatmeal and brown rice) and vegetables (like root and leafy greens)
- Alkaline foods can offset stomach acids: Banana, melon, cauliflower, fennel
- Foods with high water content can dilute stomach acid: watermelon, soups, teas, lettuce
3) Avoid large meals
Large meals put pressure on your lower esophagus. This pressure makes it easier to get acid reflux to get in your way.
4) Stop drinking
Alcohol can cause esophagus muscle spasms as well as lessens the strength of your lower esophagus.
5) Elevate your bed
Your sleeping position matters when it comes to acid reflux. Keeping your stomach on an angle will keep your stomach acids down and less likely that the acids will enter your lower esophagus.
6) Quit your smoking habit
Nicotine has shown to relax your lower esophagus muscles allowing for reflux to pass through. As well, nicotine can also obstruct your saliva's natural defence for clearing acid from your esophagus.
7) Keep upright after eating
Gravity can play a role in which way your stomach acid goes. Try to sit or stand upright at least three-four hours after you eat, keeping your acid reflux and heartburn down.
8) Make sure your clothes are loose
Anything that puts pressure on your stomach can cause upheaval with your stomach acids.
9) Use a water-soluble gel fiber like Fenfiber®
Why Fenfiber Beats the Competition:
- 100% plant-based fiber supplement - Fenfiber is made with fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum) seed fiber
- Fully traceable to the farm where it was grown, providing you with the highest quality on the market – for your health and peace of mind
- Creates a natural gel barrier for stomach acids that may rise into the esophagus. This barrier provides lasting relief from chronic heartburn and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
- Delays absorption of carbohydrates, thereby affecting postprandial glucose response
- Bonding to bile salts to prevent reabsorption from the small intestine
- Helps to temporarily suppress appetite when taken prior to a meal
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