Acid Reflux Making Life Miserable? Try These Suggestions For Relief!
Does the sight of a grapefruit make you shudder? Do you worry about what will happen if you lay down after you eat? Acid reflux is uncomfortable, painful and can prevent you from eating your favorite foods. Keep reading to find relief.
Acid reflux can be exacerbated by the way you eat. Most people eat too much, too quickly. Don't do either of these things! You should not eat past the point of feeling full. You need to eat slowly at the dinner table. Lay the fork down between taking bites and slowly chew your food thoroughly.
If you are a healthy weight, you are less likely to suffer from acid reflux. The weight of excess fat can press on your stomach, causing the esophageal sphincter to relax. Losing weight and getting trim can help keep your stomach acid in your stomach, where it belongs.
Fatty foods are detrimental for anyone with acid reflux. Foods high in fat relax the esophageal sphincter so much that it allows acid to come up. Additionally, they lead to weight gain and this does not help those with acid reflux. Eat better and feel better!
Stress can cause acid reflux. High stress leads to higher acid production. Therefore, you should relax while eating and after each meal. Do some meditation, yoga or deep breathing exercises.
If you have acid reflux, you can cause yourself big problems if you exercise right after eating. You can move food and acids from your stomach up your esophagus by squeezing your stomach muscles during exercise. Wait about two hours after your meal before you exercise.
The pain from acid reflux mimics the pain of a heart attack. If you are suffering from serious chest pain, don't ignore it. It could be a heart attack. Call for medical assistance, right away. Don't let yourself die in denial!
Now you know more of what you should eat or not eat. You should understand all necessary adjustments. How to live life to its fullest without suffering is the knowledge you have gained today. Start your changes and begin to enjoy living and eating all over again.