| Acid reflux conditions are
caused by caffeine, pregnancy, and fatty foods or spicy foods. Acid
reflux is more frequent in people over the age of forty. Symptoms of
acid reflux are similar to heartburn.
You feel a painful burning feeling in the esophagus. It develops in the
chest and may swell to the neck or throat after a heavy meal, lifting,
bending over, and lying down. Around seventy five percent of acid
reflux patients experience this symptom at night.
Our bodies does have its own mechanisms to
lower the painful effects brought on by the refluxed acids. Your
salivary glands found in the mouth. These glands produce saliva, and
the saliva contains bicarbonate. As you swallow, the saliva containing
bicarbonates passes through the esophagus and can neutralize acids.
There are many over the counter medications that you can take to lesson
the symptoms Acid reflux disease. If the condition keeps getting worse
you should see you family doctor.
Studies have shown that most cases of
reflux happen during daytime. You are usually on an upright position
standing or sitting up. With the aid of gravity, acid reflux is
minimized because the stomach contents are held back down. You can
also try and eat salads or foods that are less spicy.