Feeling the Burn? Eating and Drinking Habits for Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux is a very common problem, some might say lifestyle-induced and certainly, changes to diet and eating habits can help manage GERD as it is called or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. However, there are also gastrointestinal medications and acid reflux tablets that can help manage the uncomfortable symptoms of GERD. Pharmacy Planet sells Lansoprazole capsules online and Omeprazole Losec capsules online in the UK to treat acid reflux and GERD.

How does Gastrointestinal medication work?
Gastrointestinal medication can work in one of several ways depending on the drug of choice.  Some medication works by increasing muscle contractions in the upper digestive tract which helps the stomach move its contents more quickly into the intestines.  Other acid reflux tablets like Lansoprazole capsules are proton pump inhibitors (PPI) which prevent proton pumps in the lining of the stomach from making acid to digest the food. Reducing stomach acid can help manage the uncomfortable symptoms of acid reflux.

Changing your habits
One of the biggest impacts on reducing acid reflux or GERD is changing lifestyle habits which can then make acid reflux tablets something you only rely on occasionally.

There are some really simple and easy lifestyle changes which anyone can make and which can impact considerably on the uncomfortable symptoms of acid reflux. These include:-

  • Change your eating pattern to a grazing pattern rather than the traditional three meals a day or have several smaller meals as the body can digest the food more gradually and doesn’t become overloaded
  • Avoid late-night snacks before you go to bed
  • After you eat, avoid lying down for 2-3 hours
  • Certain foods can make acid reflux worse so avoid tomatoes, oranges and coffee and also mint and chocolate
  • Reduce smoking or quit altogether
  • If you suffer from acid reflux at night then raise the head of the bed by putting blocks underneath the frame – adding extra pillows doesn’t usually create the right effect and you can end up with a sore neck
  • Avoid clothing that is tight around the stomach
  • Lose weight

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