GERD Natural Treatment
Treating GERD Naturally
What is GERD? How to cure GERD the natural way? What are the symptoms of GERD? What causes GERD?
GERD is a condition of the stomach in which the acid is flowing back to the esophagus coming from moderately digested food. These partially digested foods contain acid that causes irritation. GERD is an acronym for Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease.
Most people feel a burning sensation that passes to the heart area which is called heartburn but it is not related to any heart disease, it is an acid indigestion and is considered as one of the symptoms of GERD
An injured esophagus is the cause of GERD. Natural healing will manifest if the person who is experiencing GERD would refrain from eating food that triggers reflux (acid that goes up back to the esophagus)
To heal GERD one must control what he eats. Eating hot or peppery food, acidic food such as citrus fruits such as oranges and mangoes, food with severe servings of onions and garlic, chocolate, spaghetti and pizza, fatty and fried food, peppermint chewing gum or mint favored food, dairy products such as milk, cheese, butter and margarine, sharp or hard food can scratch the lining of the esophagus, carbonated drinks, alcoholic drinks, tea, colas or sodas, caffeinated drinks and smoking can increase pain and inflammation of the esophagus.
You may eat any vegetables and a few non acidic fruits such as apples and melons avoid mangoes. If you like to eat dairy products choose low fat or skimmed products. Drink plenty of water. Eat small amount of food and refrain lying down after meal.
Some people may consider taking medicines that can be bought over the counter from drug stores but eventually GERD can be naturally cure if the person will maintain the prevention of eating food that triggers the disease. Each person’s situation may vary on their healing process, some may take a few days, and some may take a period of time. It will be depending on the severity of the disease.
You may feel deprived from the food that you usually eat and drink but it is just a temporary state as soon as the healing process had been doing well, you may start eating the food that you want but with caution. Being cure naturally gives you assurance of no side effects from taking in drugs, antacids or any medicines that can be bought over the counter.
What are the causes of GERD?
- Drinking alcoholic beverages
- Being Overweight
- Extensive Smoking
- Constant drinking of caffeinated and carbonated drinks
- Spicy, fatty and fried foods
- Eating before going to bed
- Wearing tight clothes especially in the waistline
Symptoms of GERD
Chest pain, difficulty of swallowing and huskiness of voice as if something is trapped in the throat and vomiting.