Gastric reflux is one of the most commonly searched health concerns online. It’s no wonder that according to the American College of Gastroenterology more than 60 million people in the United States experience gastric reflux symptoms. At least 25% of those people have symptoms of acid reflux at least once a week.
Although acid reflux is common, you shouldn’t ignore the symptoms. In this video we are going to talk about some simple diet and lifestyle changes to possibly help you control and get temporary relief from your acid and gastric reflux symptoms. And also incredibly, at the end of this video we are going to give you a chance to win an adjustable bed from Easy Rest. Did you know that sleeping on an adjustable bed may provide temporary relief from the symptoms of night time heartburn and gastric reflux? We’ll tell you more about that at the end of this video.
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Heartburn, that wicked, burning pain and discomfort that you feel in your chest, is one of the gastric reflux symptoms that people experience most often. One of the best acid reflux remedies for heartburn is to control your diet. Not just what you eat, but also how much and when you eat as well.
Eating fried, fatty, acidic or spicy foods can often cause that painful feeling of heartburn. The pain is caused by acid backing up out of your stomach and into your esophagus. When you experience gastric reflux take a moment to think about what you ate that might be causing your painful symptoms. If you can pinpoint the foods that trigger your reflux, you’ll be better able to get your gastric reflux under control. Many people find that keeping a food diary is a helpful way to track trigger foods.
Many acid reflux sufferers find that eating your largest meal earlier in the day helps to control symptoms of gastric reflux. Eating a big meal early in the day helps because most of the meal is digested before you go to sleep. When you eat a big meal later in the day and lie down to go to sleep with a full stomach, you are increasing your chances of having nighttime heartburn and acid reflux.
Diet is a key factor in acid reflux symptoms in many people. But it’s not just what you eat, it’s also how much you eat, that can cause you to have gastric reflux problems. Overeating is a contributing factor for heartburn issues because a full stomach can cause stomach acids to over-react – and you know what that means. Try to eat smaller meals more frequently – again keeping away from fatty, fried, acidic and spicy foods – and see if that doesn’t provide you some heartburn relief.
We hear statistics all the time about how many Americans are overweight. Excess weight is often cited as a contributor to gastric reflux problems so if you can lose some weight, your gastric reflux may improve. It’s common knowledge that an increase in your physical activity and exercise on a regular basis should help you experience at least some weight loss. These two together, can help relieve gastric reflux symptoms over time so find a diet and exercise routine that helps you lose weight and gets you moving.
Most gastric reflux symptoms occur after eating the wrong foods or a large, heavy meal. But it can also surprise you in a negative way if you happen to bend over or lift something heavy. When bending or lifting always lift with your legs – not by bending forward with your back. Keep your torso upright and this may help keep stomach acids where they belong.
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Another reason people seek gastric reflux treatment and help is that the medications they are taking for other ailments are causing them to suffer painful symptoms. Some medications such as painkillers, antihistamines, sedatives, anti-depressants and asthma drugs can cause gastric reflux symptoms, especially with prolonged use. If this is happening to you talk to your doctor.
Gastric reflux can strike at any time … and you are most vulnerable when you lay down in a horizontal position, which is how we all sleep. In fact, gastric reflux symptoms are often experienced at night and the pain can be worse because gravity is not helping to keep the stomach acids down. Nighttime relief of gastric reflux starts long before you go to bed… with what you eat, how much you eat and when you eat… but when the lights go out, there is still something you can do to find some relief.
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First of all, don’t head straight for bed right after eating a large meal – give yourself some time to digest your meal while you are sitting up. Sit up for at least a couple of hours before you lay down to go to sleep. That may mean sitting in a chair for a while, or you could prop yourself up with several pillows in your bed. Doctors tell patients who suffer from heartburn to elevate the head of the bed by propping the legs at the head of the bed onto cinderblocks or a pile of books. This allows gravity to help prevent reflux from happening but is not very comfortable or convenient for the person in the bed. The most common complaint with this suggestion is that people can’t keep themselves from sliding down the bed during the night.
For Easy Rest adjustable bed owners, it’s easy to get into bed and stay upright comfortably throughout the night. With over 1,001 positions available, they can find the perfect position that may help them find temporary relief from the symptoms of gastric reflux and nighttime heartburn. As a matter of fact the company receives many reviews from customers that specifically talk about the gastric reflux relief that they have experienced with an Easy Rest Adjustable Bed.
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