Are you tired of feeling the fiery burn in your throat caused by acid reflux? Well, my friend, you're not alone. It's estimated that 20% of Americans suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) on a weekly basis. Fortunately, there are several ways to soothe your throat and reduce uncomfortable symptoms.
Understanding Acid Reflux
Before we dive into methods to relieve acid reflux, let's first understand what it is. GERD occurs when stomach acid travels up your esophagus and into your throat, called laryngopharyngeal reflux or LPRR. The acidic contents irritate the lining in the throat and can cause inflammation, leading to symptoms such as heartburn, coughing, soreness or lump sensation in the neck area.
Why Does it Happen?
There could be multiple causes for GERD highlighted below:
- An overly relaxed lower esophageal sphincter
- Hiatal hernia
- Certain food items (spicy foods and high-fat meals)
Start By Changing Eating Habits
If certain foods trigger episodes/relapses then limit these while eating high fiber fruits or greens adequately positioned on Your Plate with moderate consumption at regular intervals according to need. Additionally,
Avoid Late Night Snacks
Keep dinner low-key & munch some light snacks instead like popcorn or veggie sticks if hunger strikes past supper time
Invest In Smaller Meals:
Remember: digestion begins before food gets consumed so split larger portions into smaller ones benefiting your overall health!
Incorporating Home Remedies To Soothe Your Stomach And Throat
Next, try incorporating home remedies that may help prevent flare-ups (remember that every individual’s reaction may differ).
Earthy Agents: Aloe Vera Juice & Marshmallow Root
Drinking earthy substances like decaffeinated Aloe Vera Juice or tea made from Marshmallow Root before bed soothes one's throat tissues.
Lemon Juice & Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) To The Rescue
Add lemon juice to warm water after each meal for natural pH balancing effect or try making a tonic of it by adding 2 teaspoons of ACV and honey in 1 cup of water twice daily which can fix bloating while alkalinizing your body.
Chewing on gum triggers the creation of more saliva, which can help counteract stomach acid production causing mouthwash-like effects
Some online websites suggest other solutions including Coffee , Baking Soda with Water, Ginger etc., although these may temporarily alleviate your symptoms you should contact a medical professional prior to trying any new dietary options.
Lifestyle Changes For Better Health
Many sufferers find that lifestyle choices were the root cause behind their reflux issues (I'd say) And also being proactive guarantees prevention practices against lifelong GERD attacks leading into acute-phase treatment if neglected enough:
Workout regularly but tone down intense physical activity at least an hour before and after meals as well
Sit-Up Straight: Maintain Posture
Maintain good posture both when sitting and sleeping since slouching off puts extra pressure on your abdomen’s digestive organs affecting acd-reflux too!
Rule Out TRT (Tobacco-Type Exposure) Refuse harmful tobacco type exposure , be pro-health instead !
And remember we are not suggesting giving up Habanero Sauce altogether but limiting it would really help along with all these aforementioned techniques.