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Acid reflux is a gastro esophageal reflux disease, which is caused by eating the wrong foods or not chewing the food properly. When you eat too much the stomach produces more acid because of the undigested food.
GERD as it is called in medicine can be a serious problem for pregnant women.
Common symptoms of acid reflux disease:
- Frequent and painful heartburn
But even you have one of these symptoms how can you tell it is GERD? The best way to find out is to do an endoscopy, or maybe X-rays if that did not worked for you.
Acid perfusion test can also be a good thing to do in order to determine if the chest pains are from the acid reflux disease; esophagus acid testing which is a very fast determining solution. In order to avoid all this things you should keep a good diet. Instead of eating two large meals try to eat several small meals every few hours. It will help to prevent complications.
Eat more quality well cooked food that has a high level of complex carbohydrates such as rice, pasta, bread which can help your stomach; avoid as much as you can acid drinks, alcohol, acid vegetables. It has been demonstrated that eating less than 3 hours before going to bed increases the risk for acid reflux. There are many medicines for acid reflux treatments which control the acidity of the stomach such as magnesium, aluminum hydroxide, calcium carbonate, omeprazole, ranitidine and many more if they are taken after one hour after a meal.
The following drugs are approved by doctors when you have acid reflux disease: H2 Receptor Antagonists - also known as H2 blockers, are very effective for a short term treatment. Ex. Ranitidine, Cimetidine, Famotidine, Nizatidine. Proton Pump Inhibitors keep the level of acid down in the stomach: Omeprazole, Lansoprazole, Rabeprazole, Esomeprazole Prokinetics They accelerate gastric emptying: Metoclopramide. Always visit a doctor before taking any kind of pills.
Also you could try some home treatments such as drinking a glass of milk or a big glass of water, chew almonds anytime a day, fennel or chamomile tea, dissolve some apple cider vinegar in water, aloe juice is a good remedy for acid reflux, chew gum for 30 minutes after you meals because it produces more saliva which washes down your esophagus.
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