There are numerous home remedies available for acid reflux, and many of them are not as common as the rest. This article will get you introduced to those that not a lot of people know about, thus giving you the opportunity to deal with your acid reflux in some really surprising ways.
Are you popping proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and antacids in your mouth each time you are having a bout of acid reflux? Then don’t be surprised if it seems like you’re encountering acid reflux more often than usual. Health experts themselves admit that constant intake of PPIs and antacids may cause what’s referred to as rebound acid reflux — acid reflux that shows up once the effects of PPIs and antacids wear off.
Rather than rely on PPIs and antacids every single time that you are being bugged by acid reflux, consider trying some all-natural solutions for much-needed relief from heartburn, regurgitation, stomachache, excess burping and nausea. They allow you to deal with acid reflux effectively, side effect-free and more importantly without afterwards encountering acid reflux that shows up with a vengeance.
Keep on reading to know some really surprising remedies for acid reflux. Don’t forget to repost this article afterwards so that your family members and friends who are also bugged by acid reflux every now and then may give the following lesser-known solutions a try, too:
A Glass of Water
Most of the time, having a glass of water is enough to put an end to your bout of acid reflux. Diluting excess stomach acid can tame the various symptoms of acid reflux that can cause an attack to be very uncomfortable and often disconcerting, depending on their intensity.
If you want to deal with acid reflux by thinning out too much stomach acid and at the same time optimizing the process of digestion, then reach for a cup of fresh coconut water. Other than weakening high stomach acid concentration, coconut water also supplies your body with fiber necessary for better digestion — sometimes acid reflux comes hand in hand with poor digestion.
Do you have a pitcher of buttermilk in the fridge? Then you have quick access to a lesser-known remedy for acid reflux. Buttermilk is very good at diluting excess stomach acid. What’s more, it coats your esophagus, thus keeping its inner lining from being irritated by stomach acid.
A Clove of Garlic
Everyone knows that garlic can cause acid reflux to strike. But if your acid reflux can be blamed on gastritis, then the benefits of swallowing a fresh clove of garlic can easily outweigh the unfavorable side effects. Garlic has superb antibiotic properties — by killing off bacteria in the stomach, recovery from gastritis and also from acid reflux that it tends to cause can be attained without delay.
Earlier, it was mentioned that a glass of water can help put a bout of acid reflux to an end. Because watermelons are 92 percent water, it doesn’t come as a surprise why these healthy summer treats are ideal for people who are suffering from acid reflux. Snack on a slice of watermelon and kiss an acid reflux attack away.
The next time you encounter the symptoms of acid reflux, pop a chewing gum in your mouth rather than a couple of antacids. This encourages increased saliva production, thus watering down excess stomach acid. However, make sure that the chewing gum you are about to chew on isn’t mint, which is something that can make your acid reflux worse.
WARNING: If it seems like your acid reflux is getting worse as evidenced by more frequent or stronger attacks, it’s a good idea for you to seek professional help. The right person to consult is a gastroenterologist — a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating various problems related to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.