Dietary tips in acid reflux treatment
When you think about Acid reflux, what do you think of first? Which aspects of Acid reflux are important, which are essential, and which ones can you take or leave? You be the judge.
In cases of persistent heartburn, dietary improvements tends not to be enough alone.
So as well as advocating a digestion-friendly diet, your doctor is likely to recommend one or more of the following types of medication.
Antacids to neutralize the acid in your stomach; H2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors to reduce acid production; or prokinetics to strengthen the lower esophageal sphincter and expedite stomach-emptying.
However, if heartburn symptoms are mild and occur only from time to time, usually you will be advised to make the following changes to your diet.
Obesity, especially excess fat on the chest and abdomen, is a common contributory factor to GERD and hiatal hernia, and therefore to heartburn.
Choose a healthy calorie-controlled diet and customize it by following the eating tips below.
Both these factors lead to an increased risk of heartburn.
So opt for 4-6 small meals or snacks, and...