Useful tips to cure heartburn, opting only for natural tricks that help avoid and reduce your most common discomforts.
Heartburn (or heartburn) can become a real and authentic problem if the cause that originates its appearance is not known in the first place, and if it is not remedied under adequate treatment.
Heartburn occurs when the inner esophageal sphincter (valve in our body that tends to keep stomach acids in the stomach), relaxes and does not work properly. At this time, the gases tend to break 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: chest pain that begins in the sternum and moves towards the throat, a burning sensation and that food is returning to the mouth, a bitter or acid taste in the back of the throat, as well as an increase in the intensity of pain when lying down or bending over.
What are the causes of heartburn?
We can talk at this point about 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 tooth decay or gingivitis), laryngitis, pharyngitis and consumption of certain drugs, such as antidepressants or analgesics.
Tips to cure heartburn
First of all we must take into account what are the causes that cause the appearance of heartburn, obviously 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 avoid nausea. You can consume it in infusion or in salads.
- Chew sugar-free gum: gum helps reduce acidity since we secrete more saliva when chewing it.
- A teaspoon of baking soda: dissolved in a glass of water, it becomes an excellent antacid. Of course, it is better to take it after the gas produced by the mixture between water and sodium bicarbonate has been eliminated.
- Chamomile infusion: helps balance the acidic pH of the stomach, while reducing reflux and heartburn. Its preparation is very simple: you just have to boil a cup of water in a saucepan, and when it starts to boil add a teaspoon of dried chamomile; Boil for 3 minutes, turn off the heat, cover and let it rest for another 3 minutes. Finally strain and drink (you can drink it after lunch and dinner).
- Licorice infusion: its preparation is exactly the same as the steps we have followed in making the chamomile infusion. Helps calm stomach discomfort. However, it should be consumed with caution as it can cause an increase in blood pressure.