Have you ever questioned what that bitter taste in your mouth is? Does your voice go hoarse at times? Is there times that you have chest pains that you cannot explain? If you have answered yes to these questions, continue reading this article. You will learn about acid reflux and if it is what is causing your discomforts.
Eat your last meal of the day many hours before you go to bed. When you remain upright, your stomach acid and food is pulled down into the stomach. Lying in a prone position allows acid to travel upwards. Therefore, it is best to give yourself a few hours before you go to sleep.
When you notice reflux symptoms, think back to identify the foods you have eaten most recently. Most acid reflux sufferers find that certain foods trigger their acid reflux. When you know what they are, you can try to avoid them, especially at night.
There are many over-the-counter medications you can take for acid reflux. They are called antacids and they work by stopping excess acid production. Just be aware that no one medication works for everyone. If you try one and it is not effective for you, keep trying others until you find the right one for you.
When you’re done eating, chew on cinnamon gum. Chewing facilitates the production of saliva. Saliva is very useful to neutralize the acids produced in the stomach. Additionally, the constant swallowing during gum chewing will help to clear the esophagus of lingering acid. If cinnamon is not your thing, try some fruit flavored gum instead. Gum containing mint is not a smart idea. Mint relaxes the esophageal sphincter and worsens acid reflux.
Do you now have a better understanding of what is going on with your body? Did this article help you learn what to do to lessen the pain you feel? Use the information provided to you each day. You will soon be able to eat, sleep and be merry about your life every day.