Many suffer heartburn (gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in silence….
The common treatment is OTC antacids and some prescription drugs, All these are stop gap treatments or just simply temporary that just make you feel good.. it is not the cure..
Now lets know what is heartburn … then only we are able to CURE .
There is a valve separating the esophagus (food canal) and the stomach it is called esophageal sphincter, this valve will open to let the food into the stomach ,when we are eat or drink . By default it remains closed. when the valve is not closed tightly, or opens too many times or occur at the wrong time, it allows the stomach acids to reflux into the esophagus.
Antacid will neutralize the acid (HCl), can we call this cure …. definitely NO…
Heartburn is the one of first symptom of metabolism disorders , and will lead to diabetes, coronary complications .
This a lifestyle disorder…. alcohol , caffeine, cola and smoking may worsen it. ( now you may say that you are not ready to give up those indulgence, and lead a healthy lifestyle.)
Then to cure this condition, we have to change the way we eat…..
The cure only lies in healthy lifestyles … that’s is eating in the proper way:
This is the secret : healthy lifestyle eating
i will tell you to eat EVERYTHING that you WISH and want to eat but ,moderately… do not cut down on salt…
Eat only when you are hungry.
Do NOT drink any water or liquids. (soft drinks,juices , etc ) at least half and hour before meals (very important)
Look at the food you eat…. not the TV or newspaper…. the brain process the information from your eyes and nose about the food, and will order the deployment of digestive enzymes for that food you are to eat
CHEW , note this , CHEW again CHEW, till the food mixes thoroughly with the food in your mouth, to a semi solid then make in go into throat…… SALIVA will be secreted …. saliva is 99.5% water but the other 0.5% contains varied and myriad enzymes. Do not drink water or liquids during eating
After eating do NOT gargle your mouth but instead swallow the oozing saliva
Drink water 30 minutes after meals