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Heartburn Home Remedies

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic condition where the acid of the stomach regurgitates (goes up) into the esophagus, causing damage to the inner lining of the esophagus. Symptoms include heartburn, which is a burning sensation in the chest, constant burping, and trouble swallowing. Heartburn is a symptom that may be mistaken for a heart attack, hence the terminology, but it is caused by the reflux of stomach acids into the esophagus. Doctors usually prescribe medications to reduce acidity (antacids) and to reduce acid production (proton-pump inhibitors). Medications can also be obtained without prescription (over-the-counter), but people who have […]

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Foods for GERD

GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease is a condition wherein the contents of the stomach including the stomach acid leak back into the esophagus. Symptoms of GERD can be avoided by eating low fat, high-fiber diet, which consists mainly of whole grains, lean meats, fruits and vegetables. It is also important to eat slowly, avoid late-night snacks and sleeping immediately after meals. Making the right food choices is important in treating the symptoms of GERD.  Select the food that best suits you using the chart from the National Heartburn Alliance. Avoid high-fat food such as doughnut if you already have GERD. […]

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