Everything we eat passes through the esophagus to our stomach. There is digestive acid that dissolves what we eat but there is a chance that it goes up the esophagus causing acid reflux or what is called Gastroesophageal reflux acid. Heartburn and feeling nauseous are among the symptoms of acid reflux.
The lining of the esophagus and the lining of the stomach are different. When there is acid from the stomach that goes up, because it is not normal to have acid in the esophagus that’s why the patient feels something. Endoscopy can tell if a person is actually experiencing reflux acid, because it is hard to confirm if its just based on chest pain only. Its not the heart causing the problem, it is the acid in the stomach that goes up into the esophagus.
Citrus fruits – because of its natural acids that can cause more stomach acidification.
Dairy products – like milk and cheese, it is also causes acid reflux because it contains lactose.
Caffeinated beverages – like soft drinks and coffee
Spicy and oily foods can also cause reflux acid.
Aloe vera juice and apple cider vinegar – they have enzymes that good for digestion.
Baking soda and water – Mix two tablespoons of baking soda in a glass of water and drink it slowly. It neutralizes the excess digestive acid in our stomach.
Correct sleeping position – turned to the left and the head is slightly higher than the body. Our liver and gall bladder are located on the right side of our body, and when we turn left, they release fluids down into the stomach that help to neutralize the acid.
Disclaimer : This is for informative and educational purposes only. Always consult health professionals for advice and questions regarding health conditions.