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Natural Treatments for Acid Reflux Symptoms

written by: MandaSpring • edited by: Lisa Lambson • updated: 9/29/2010

Acid reflux problems are a painful part of life. But you can treat them naturally. Discover natural remedies for acid reflux and get fast relief naturally.

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    What is Acid Reflux?

    Anyone can have acid reflux, even infants. This condition does not have a connection to any age or gender. Most people, when they begin to get these painful symptoms begin to think that expensive over the counter or prescription drugs are the only way to find relief. Well, that is not accurate. It is time to discover some safe, effective and affordable all natural remedies for acid reflux.

    Acid reflux is also known as reflux esophagitis and GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease). This condition occurs when the stomach acid that breaks down our food backs up into the esophagus. The symptoms are painful burning sensations and many sufferers endure this discomfort frequently.

    There are certain questions one must ask themselves if they believe that they are experiencing acid reflux instead of heart burn. Once you have answered yes to any of the following questions you should then consult your doctor to determine damage or begin taking herbs and other all natural remedies for acid reflux.

    First, is the pain occurring twice a week or more? When you experience it is it worse than usual? Do you only get the burning sensations after a meal or do you awake with heartburn during the night or in the morning?

    Then questions that surround where your pain is. Is it when you swallow or deeper in the throat or chest? Do asthma symptoms become worse after meals, lying down or during sleep?

    Of course the questions surrounding how it impacts your life should be addressed too. Are you losing your appetite? Have you been losing weight? Does the pain hinder normal activities?

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    Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux

    Before you learn the natural remedies for acid reflux there are a few things that can help in general when dealing with this condition. For instance, drinking plenty of water; person needs water throughout the day more than any other liquid consumed. This will aid in diluting the stomach acid. Also, eating almonds and chewing them well releases certain medicinal properties which combats acid reflux. Then there is the most common quick fix which is to drink a tall glass of milk. Warm or cold, whole or skim, it makes no difference, that is all a matter of preference.

    Here are some natural remedies for acid reflux that you might not know of:

    • Aloe Vera juice

    • Chamomile tea

    • Fennel tea

    • Fresh Mint

    • Papaya

    • Plantains

    These natural remedies for acid reflux are safe and effective. When using the aforementioned teas try and consume them during or just after your meals. This helps with the digestive process as well as preventing acid reflux. Always sip the tea because gulping liquids can sometimes bring about the feelings of heart burn.

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