How to cure stomach acidity with natural remedies
The acidity (or stomach acidity) can become a true and real problem if you do not know, in the first place, the cause that causes its appearance, and if you do not remedy under a treatment suitable.
Stomach acidity occurs when the internal esophageal sphincter (valve of our body that tends to keep stomach acids in the stomach), relaxes and does not work properly. At this time, the gases tend to burst into the esophagus, irritating and even injuring the walls, favoring the appearance of the annoying sensation of acidity.
Among its most common symptoms, we find: pain in the chest that begins in the sternum and moves to the throat, burning sensation and that the food returns to the mouth, bitter or acid taste in the back of the throat , as well as an increase in pain intensity when lying down or bending over.
What are the causes of stomach acidity?
We can speak at this point of different causes that can influence the appearance of heartburn. For example, the consumption of certain foods, such as beverages rich in caffeine, alcohol, garlic, fatty foods, citrus fruits, carbonated soft drinks and raw onions.
Also certain diseases and health disorders can influence its appearance: oral diseases (such as caries or gingivitis), laryngitis, pharyngitis and consumption of certain drugs, such as antidepressants or analgesics.
Tips for curing heartburn
First of all we must take into account what are the causes that cause the appearance of heartburn evidently to avoid its consumption. However, when it has already appeared there are certain tips and tricks that can help cure it:
- Eat fresh ginger: Useful not only for heartburn, but also to prevent nausea. You can consume it in infusion or in salads.
- Chew gum without sugar: chewing gum helps to reduce acidity since we secrete more saliva when chewing it.
- One teaspoon of baking soda: dissolved in a glass of water, it becomes an excellent antacid. Of course, it is best to take it after the gas produced by the mixture between water and sodium bicarbonate has been eliminated.
- Chamomile infusionhelps to balance the acidic pH of the stomach, while decreasing reflux and heartburn. Its preparation is very simple: you only have to boil a cup of water in a saucepan, and when it starts to boil add a teaspoon of dry chamomile; Let boil 3 minutes, turn off the heat, cover and let rest another 3 minutes. Finally sneak and drink (you can drink it after lunch and dinner).
- Licorice infusion: its preparation is exactly the same as the steps we followed in the preparation of the chamomile infusion. Helps to calm stomach discomfort However, it should be consumed with caution as it may cause an increase in blood pressure.
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