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While an occasional bout with heartburn can feel bad enough, uncontrolled acid reflux can be especially distressing. Beyond any mildly unpleasant reactions, some people have pain that may feel as bad as actually experiencing a heart attack. Even worse, persistent symptoms have even been linked to inflammation, irritation, scarring, and cancer of the esophagus by many in the medical community. This understandably leads many people to find relief, but this should not be at the expense of making their condition or overall health any worse. Fortunately there are a number of acid reflux home remedies that are effective, safe, and offer health benefits as well.
Even before adding anything to your diet, your first step should involve reviewing what foods you usually eat. If you eat a lot of sweets, sugary foods, and processed items, this is sure to make your condition worse. As you remove these sorts of foods from your diet, they may be replaced with healthy fruits and vegetables. Provided you consume them raw, fresh, or without unnecessary additives, getting enough fruits and vegetables may be one of the acid reflux home remedies that helps cleanse your digestive tract as well.
You may already have some acid reflux home remedies right in your kitchen pantry or refrigerator and not even realize it. A spoonful of baking soda, for example, can be mixed in a glass of water and consumed as a natural antacid to treat your heart burn. As long as you do not have high blood pressure or any other reason to restrict your sodium intake, drinking a water and baking soda mixture while it is still fizzing may work wonders. Another easy remedy is to mix apple cider vinegar with water to aid your digestion and alleviate acute acid reflux episodes. For quickest results, using a product that is raw and organic would be strongly recommended.
Eating almonds before mealtime and then again one hour before you go to bed may also reduce your symptoms naturally. If you prefer a drinkable remedy, consuming two ounces of Aloe Vera juice each day may be a more appealing remedy. Another beneficial drink, warm tea mixed with peppermint, green or European anise, and lavender, usually relieves cramps, bloating, gas, and acid reflux. For virtually immediate relief, drinking pickle juice is yet another helpful home remedy.
Some home remedies stimulate and increase the naturally protective aspects of the digestive system, and this is why chewing licorice frequently works well. The pain relief may be almost instant and dissolving licorice tablets or powder in a glass of warm water may provide similar relief. As long as you do not have high blood pressure, you can probably drink licorice tea every day as a natural and preventative remedy. In addition to the cardiovascular benefits, getting regular exercise can improve your immune system, which is another way to promote digestive functioning. Following any of these home remedies may be safe ways to avoid or even eliminate troubling and potentially dangerous acid reflux.