An Informative Guide on Preventing Acid Reflux

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An Informative Guide on Preventing Acid Reflux

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  2. 2. An Informative Guide onPreventing Acid Reflux Acid reflux syndrome, also known as gastro esophageal reflux disease, is a disease that should never be ignored or mistreated. There are millions of people around the world who suffer from an acid reflux condition, and it is important that if you ever experience the symptoms of acid reflux you speak to your doctor as soon as possible.
  3. 3. Completely Avoid Getting Acid Reflux Although there is no way to completely avoid getting acid reflux and no way to completely get rid of it, there are ways of preventing acid reflux.
  4. 4. Eating Smaller Meals One of the worst things that anyone suffering from acid reflux can do is gorge themselves full of food. If you have larger, less frequent meals then you are going to be filling your stomach to the brim, which will result in more stomach acid and in a pushing on your stomach which will aggravate the reflux.
  5. 5. Frequent Meals Instead, you should stick to eating smaller, more frequent meals, as this will greatly decrease the chance that some of the food you have eaten will make its way back up into the esophagus.
  6. 6. Avoid Eating Before Bedtime Another idea for preventing acid reflux is to avoid eating the hour or two before you go to bed. This is a very effective way of preventing acid reflux because lying down with a full stomach can cause the contents of your stomach to press harder against the lower esophageal sphincter, which in turn will increase the chance of refluxed food.
  7. 7. Keep Your Head Elevated While you sleep, and when you can while you are awake, you should keep your head elevated. This will help keep any stomach acid trying to make its way back up into the esophagus from making it all the way up. This will keep you from experiencing the pain of your reflux, especially during the nighttime which is when most acid reflux sufferers experience the most pain.
  8. 8. Wearing Loose Clothing Another idea for preventing acid reflux involves you wearing loose clothing. Although it may seem like a pretty simple concept it is a great way of preventing acid reflux because it makes sure that your body is not restricted and that your stomach is not being pressed against. Clothing that fits tightly around your abdomen is only going to squeeze your stomach and force food up against the lower esophageal sphincter.
  9. 9. Esophagus As a result of this, the food in your stomach is much more likely to reflux into the esophagus, resulting in pain.
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