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What Food Causes Heartburn And How To Cure It

It’s a wonderful weekend and I’m writing about a topic that is very personal to me and have done much research on.

I stopped eating some foods because they cause serious heart burns for me.

Why do they cause heartburns? Can it be prevented? Is there a cure? All these are going to be answered in this post.

What Is Heartburn?

This is a painful burning sensation experienced mostly in the chest and sometimes in the throat (Thoracic cavity)

Although, heartburns can be caused by underlining diseases which when treated will automatically wipe off the burns.

However, there are several other causes of heart burns which are related to food and these are what we are dealing with today.

Examples are Spicy Foods, Alcohol, Proteinous foods etc

 

Some Heart burns truth.

  • Heartburn is a symptom of a wrong movement of food in the body which can be due to many reasons
  • There is no way we will talk of heartburn that we won’t mention Stomach Acids

What Are Stomach Acids?

These are a group of coordinated acids formed in the stomach majorly to aid digestion processes.

They are also called Gastric Acid and these include Hydrochloric Acid, Sodium Chloride and Potassium Chloride.

The problem starts when the acid that is supposed to be working in the stomach finds it’s way through any careless means to the chest and throat.

These wrong upward movement is called Acid Reflux. These happens because of many reasons for example, Eating large foods or Laying down immediately after eating.

Why do these foods cause heartburns to some and not to others

Like I said earlier, heartburn is a symptom. It can also become serious and form a Gastro-oesophageal disease if recurrence is high.

Being a symptom, one has to first see a doctor to know if it’s not happening because of the following problems;

  • Gastritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Stomatitis
  • Haital hernia

Most of these have to deal with inflammations from neck to stomach.

However, if we are dealing with acid reflux in relation to food habits, Here are the solutions.

  • Try and pin the foods that gives you heartburns and make sure you accompline the foods with a side dish that is alkaline in nature. For example, I personally develop heart burns when I eat beans so I accompline it with bananas when eating.

Other foods that can help with heart burns are;

  • Green vegetables
  • Water melons
  • Yoghurt
  • Hydrate by drinking water

Do not lie down immediately after eating.

You can use antacids which will relieve it Immediately.

Chewing gum to dilute the acid.

Eat little; avoid filling your stomach to the brim.

Exercise more to improve your overall body digestion processes and surely you will improve.

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