Saturday, March 24, 2012

"Acid Reflux Treatment Review - What Can Stop The Burning?"


"Acid Reflux Treatment Review - What Can Stop The Burning?","  Acid reflux commonly occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter doesn't close properly and stomach contents leak back into the esophagus.


Acid reflux usually feels like a burning pain in the chest that can move up to the throat.
  Often acid reflux is worse after eating and can be worse when lying down.
  Over 60 million experience heartburn at least once a month.
  Finding a reflux treatment that works can be tricky, and deciding on a course of treatment should be discussed with your doctor.


Medications are common in acid reflux treatment.
  Antacids are usually the first drugs recommended for acid reflux treatment.
  The main drawback of antacids in acid reflux treatment is that they empty quickly from the stomach and then the acid returns.


A foaming agent is another acid reflux treatment available as Gaviscon.
  The foaming agent is an acid reflux treatment that is usually used along with another treatment method to be the most effective.
  This acid reflux treatment prevents histamine from stimulating acid producing cells.
  The H2 antagonists should be taken thirty minutes before meals to be an effective acid reflux treatment.
  The H2 blocking drugs are available both by prescription, and over-the-counter.
  Common brand names for the H2 blockers are Tagamet, Zantac, Axid, and Pepcid.
  These drugs are only available by prescription, and are more effective than the H2 Blockers.
  Some doctors recommend the use of both an H2 Blocker and a Proton Pump Inhibitor taken at bedtime.


Recently, an implant was approved by the FDA as an acid reflux treatment for those who don't respond well enough to medication, but who want to avoid surgery.
  The implant is injected during an endoscopy.
  Herbal treatments are another common acid reflux treatment.
  It does take longer to see results with herbs for acid reflux treatment.


Herbs that decrease stomach acid in acid reflux treatment include slippery elm, flax, licorice, calendula, wild yam and meadowsweet.


Other herbs are known for relieving indigestion that can lead to acid reflux.
  It has been used for centuries for its calming properties.


Ginger can help with digestion and nausea.


Lavender is known for reducing stomach acid and is a popular acid reflux treatment.


Digestive enzymes seem to be gaining in popularity for their ability to aid in the digestive process.
  Digestive enzymes used as acid reflux treatment can ensure the stomach has enough hydrochloric acid to digest the protein that can lead to acid reflux if left undigested.


Pineapples and lemons can also be used for acid reflux treatment.


Lemons dipped in salt can also prevent acid reflux.
  There are many foods known to trigger acid reflux.
  Foods that should generally be avoided include peppermint, chocolate, alcohol, caffeine, carbonated beverages, citrus juices, and tomato products.
  Others will find they have no problems with the foods listed, but will have problems with other foods.
  Write down everything eaten and any symptoms experienced.


Millions of adults suffer with acid reflux on a daily basis.
  Acid reflux can greatly impact a person's quality of life.
  With the vast array of prescription, over-the-counter, herbal remedies, natural treatments and diet and lifestyle changes, acid reflux can be treated successfully in most people.