flag

Last Updated:
Thu, 16 Oct 2014, 16:34 GMT
Space
Img
Phenemine without Prescription
Keyword Search: in
Diet & Herbal Advice for Acid Reflux Sufferers
Ask us a Question
Name
Email Address
Comments
Code ^
We all have an occasional upset stomach or heartburn from that meatball sub. But, GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a much more significant disease. Gerd is a chronic disorder in which stomach acid backs up into your esophagus. This acid is extremely strong and, over time, will begin to irritate the lining of your esophagus
and can lead to some very serious conditions.

Heartburn with intense burning in your chest that spreads to your throat is one of the most common symptoms of GERD. Another symptom is chest pain, which intensifies when you're lying down. Someone with GERD may also bring up small amounts of food or sour liquid. Over time, swallowing can become difficult, hoarseness can occur and the voice can change.

Eventually, the esophagus can become narrow which, in addition to the swallowing difficulty, can cause breathing difficulty, too. Bleeding can also occur. Some more serious conditions resulting from chronic acid reflux or GERD are esophageal ulcers; Barrett's syndrome, a premalignant condition; and possibly even the development of esophageal cancer.

Having a hiatal hernia can worsen your heartburn by weakening the lower esophageal muscle. Obesity also puts one at greater risk for suffering with GERD. Its not only the spicy foods that causes the acid reflux; caffeine, fatty foods, chocolate, mint, and alcohol can cause reflux. Overeating any food can bring it on, as can certain medications, such as some sedatives and tranquilizers. If you're currently taking these medications, switch to a natural, herbal remedy that contains the Valerian root and other pure ingredients.

If you're overweight, try to cut down. A 10 percent loss will make a difference. Eat smaller meals and cut out alcohol. Herbal teas can help with a weight-loss program. Don't lay down right after you eat and raise the head of your bed slightly. If you smoke, stop. There are some wonderful herbal aids to assist you in your endeavor to kick the habit.


By Suzanne VanDeGrift
All rights reserved. Any reproducing of this article must have the author name and all the links intact.

Author:

Biography: Dawn Rowlett has developed this article on behalf of Dherbs.com, provider of safe, all natural herbal supplements.

ALSO VIEW OUR
Articles
(Total : 19)
  Title
Sort by Title A-Z
Sort by Title Z-A
Calcium & Vitamin D - Partners In Health
Copper - An Essential Nutrient
Diet & Herbal Advice for Acid Reflux Sufferers
Hair and Nails, Keep Them Healthy and Pretty
Herbal Remedies for Forgetfulness
Herbal Sleep Aids
Herbal Weight Loss Remedies
Herbs for Kidney and Bladder Health
Increase Metabolism with Herbal Supplements & Exercise
Menopause Symptoms & Herbal Remedies
Natural Remedies for Depression
Natural Remedies for Diseases Caused from Swimming in Public Water
Natural Treatment for Pleurisy
Potassium Health Benefits
Salmonella How You Get It, How To Prevent It
Sleep, As Important as Food and Water
The Benefits of Fiber Go Beyond Constipation Relief
The Benefits of Taking a Multivitamin
The Natural Healing Powers of Garlic


Contact Form

Please use this form to contact Suzanne VanDeGrift
** This form is intended for those with genuine enquiries/questions.
 

Name
Company (if any)
Comments
Email
Phone
  To avoid misuse and spamming, please enter the verification code, shown below, to send your message. Thank you
 
if you can't read the image text to load another one.
Enter Code
 

Disclaimer and Terms. This article is the opinion of the author. WorldwideHealth.com makes no claims regarding this information. WorldwideHealth.com recommends that all medical conditions should be treated by a physician competent in treating that particular condition. WorldwideHealth.com takes no responsibility for customers choosing to treat themselves. Your use of this information is at your own risk. Your use of this information is governed by WWH terms and conditions.

left border
Space
right border
space
Home | Alternative Medicine | Directory | Health Article | Health Video | Daily Health News | Training Courses | Associations | Ecards | Members Link to Us |
Health Related Web Links | Site Map | about us | Contact Us | Add Health Articles to Your Site Complementary Alternative Medicine, Natural Remedies, Alternative Health Articles


Use of service subject to terms and conditions
Copyright Worldwidehealth.com © 2003-2012