Acid Reflux is a generic description of a burning and very unpleasant pain in the chest. It is sometimes also called a heartburn. Acid reflux occurs when the acid from the stomach flows back up into the food pipe. If this occurs more than twice on average over any week then it is diagnosed as GERD which stands for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.
There are lots of steps you can take to mitigate or even reverse acid reflux many of which are quick and easy to put into practice including:-
- Check your portion sizes – are you eating too much at one sitting?
- How quickly do you eat? If you bolt your food without chewing it adequately then you are much more likely to experience indigestion or acid reflux
- Avoid certain foods – most people have foods which they know trigger bouts of acid reflux, usually, this includes some obvious acidic foods like tomatoes but sugar can also be a real culprit. Watch out how you combine foods together as this can also upset your digestion
- Avoid carbonated or fizzy drinks
- After you have eaten, remain standing or at least sitting up for a period of two to three hours to aid digestion. Eating a meal late in the evening followed by crashing out on the sofa is a favourite trigger point
- Angle your pillows in bed or if you have an adjustable bed, tilt the mattress. Lying down flat can often exacerbate acid reflux
- Losing weight usually helps diminish acid reflux but this may be something you need to discuss with your doctor
Your GP may prescribe some medication which helps combat acid reflux particularly if you are suffering from GI – gastrointestinal ulcers, conditions which produce a lot of stomach acid or oesophageal ulcers. Omeprazole Losec capsules are one medication of choice but some doctors will opt for Pantoprazole tablets which simply lower the amount of stomach acid produced. Buy Omeprazole Losec Capsules and Pantoprazole tablets via our online pharmacy. We offer a fast, efficient and totally confidential service. Visit our website at www.pharmacyplanet.com