When is the last time you’ve had acid reflux? Maybe it was today, or yesterday, or last week. No matter when you’ve had it, it has already done damage to your digestive system. You can stop it from doing any further damage by reading this article, as it contains tips to prevent acid reflux.
If you find you have heartburn more than once a week, you may actually have GERD. This is a serious condition which needs to be both treated and monitored by a medical professional. Talk to your doctor about your condition and whether there is a treatment out there to cure it for you.
Elevate your bed’s head. Use risers or bricks to increase the incline. Make sure your head is at least a half foot higher than above the end of the bed. This will naturally keep the acids and foods in your stomach when you sleep through the night.
Avoid overly restrictive clothing. Belts, pantyhose, waistbands and other restrictive clothing put too much pressure on your stomach. These garments put pressure on the stomach. This can cause significant reflux concerns Wear loose clothes and relax.
Pop a lozenge made with slippery elm. Your digestive tract will receive a protective coating from the slippery elm bark which is contained within these lozenges. It can make your throat feel better and relieve the cough that often comes with reflux when you suck on the lozenge. You can find these lozenges at most natural and health food stores.
You’ve probably had acid reflux in the past and it may have done damage to your body. It may sound bad, but your body can heal. As long as you prevent acid reflux from coming back, everything will be fine. Just remember the tips given here and your days of having acid reflux will be over.