Acid reflux is a condition that affects the gastric juice passage, which is normally small and under controlled pressure. The result of this condition is that the acid gets into the stomach to ferment. The result is the burning sensation that you have when you eat something that isn’t normal.
There is good news though, there are some things that you can do to reduce the effects of acid reflux. This is especially if you have a hard time eating foods that are spicy or heavy.
The first thing that you need to do is to make sure that you are eating foods that are easy for your body to digest. You should not be eating a lot of oily foods because these foods tend to stick around longer. When you are eating foods that are highly acidic, they tend to stick around longer as well. Also, avoid consuming a lot of coffee or sodas because these contain caffeine which tends to make the symptoms of acid reflux worse.
Also, the amount of stomach acid that comes out with acid reflux is significantly higher in acidic foods. The food that you eat that is high in acid can also cause irritation of the esophagus, which causes the sensation of acid reflux. To counter this, you need to be eating foods that are low in acid. The idea is to find foods that are low in acid but still maintain the taste and not make it unbearable to eat.
You can also fight acid reflux by taking vitamins that help your stomach produces less acid. When you take too many of these vitamins in the stomach tends to produce more acid, so a balance is needed to get the best results.
Another way to help prevent acid reflux is to take extra care when you are eating. Try to chew your food slowly. When you eat something quickly and vigorously, you tend to irritate the esophagus and the way that you breathe in and out.
Also, in addition to eating right, there are some ways that you can fight acid reflux. You can buy a little humidifier that you put into your mouth while you are eating, it helps keep the air in your mouth humid which aids in keeping the airways open.
Another way to stop acid reflux is to stop swallowing immediately when you start feeling pain. You should swallow small amounts of food at a time to allow your esophagus to get the air it needs to get rid of any of the acid that is on it. It is not an uncommon thing for people to have GERD’s (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease) when they swallow as fast as they can.
If you are sensitive to foods that may cause you heartburn you should avoid those foods. If you are finding that you have to eat more spicy foods you should try to eat smaller portions of these spicy foods rather than bigger portions.
If you already have heartburn from eating foods that may cause you acid reflux you should watch what you eat more carefully. You should stay away from foods that are high in fat or acid. Also, when you eat spicy foods make sure that you will only take small amounts at a time to avoid the sensation of acid reflux.
Hopefully these tips have helped you to be able to deal with acid reflux and to stop it when it happens. Keep in mind that it is always better to eat smaller portions of the foods that you are allergic to.