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Some Solutions For Coping With Acid Reflux.


If you or someone you know struggles with the effects of acid reflux, you are fully aware of how problematic the issue can be. It can take over your life. Luckily, you have many options to seek relief. You should keep reading to learn more.

Working out right after a meal will not help your acid reflux; in fact, it will make it worse. Your food can be pushed up into the esophagus as your abdominal muscles are flexing. Wait at least one to two hours after a meal before exercising.



Make sure your clothes are loose around your waist. Belts, pantyhose or waistbands that are too tight can cause problems. Wearing this type of clothing will cause some unnecessary pressure on your stomach. This pressure can cause heartburn and reflux. Make sure that your stomach is not constricted by your clothing.

Intense periods of physical activity may be the cause of your acid reflux. Increase your water intake. Water can help keep you hydrated. Water also facilitates digestion. Increased water consumption not only improves digestion, but it also decreases acid production.

Particular foods can lead to acid reflux. If you avoid or limit those foods, you will have less or no acid reflux. Some examples are fatty foods, citrus juices and coffee.

Don't allow stress to spiral out of control in any area of your life. Stress is one of the catalysts of acid in your stomach, which is directly related to heartburn and inflammation. Whatever the source of stress in your life, limit it or eliminate it.

Slow down your eating. Don't gorge, take your time. Be sure to sit at the table and eat slowly, chew carefully and savor your food. Overeating and gulping down your food can trigger your acid reflux. If you find this difficult, place your fork back on the table between bites.

If you have acid reflux, you ought to participate in moderate exercise. Moderate is the key here. Try not to exercise rigorously, as this can actually exacerbate your symptoms. Doing upright exercises can help gravity help you digest your food. Moderate exercise also helps you to lose weight, reducing heartburn.

If excess pounds are plaguing you, work to lose them. The more you have around your middle, the worse your acid reflux will be. It can lead to stomach acid backing up to the esophagus. Not only is this extremely painful, it can cause long term damage to your esophageal lining. Staying healthy and exercising will help immensely.

Were you aware that the acid content of food is not related to the pH? Acidic foods like lemons are very alkaline after they are digested. You may be confused by this if you have acid reflux. Learn about the pH levels of different foods if you live with acid reflux.

Clearly, acid reflux does not have to control your life. A bit of education will go a very long way towards relief. Use the steps in this article to take control and get your life back on track.

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