Low Fat Recipe    Chicken Recipes   Chinese Recipes    Healthy Recipes   Soups   Vegetarian Recipes    Organic Gardening 
Crockpot Recipes
    Copycat Recipes   Meat Dishes   Dessert Recipes    Health & FItness Articles     Submitted Articles

Health, Nutrition & Diet

5 Tips for Healthy Diet
6 Meals A Day Diet Plan
Acid Reflux Symptom Treatment
Acid Reflux Cure
Acupuncture Therapy
Anti Aging Naturally
Anti Aging the Natural Way
Anti Aging Supplement
Antioxidant Pain Relief
Ban Trans Fat
Cancer and Stress
Coronary Heart Disease & Nuts
Control Cholesterol Naturally
Depression Treatment
Exercise For Woman
Fast Food Facts
Fasting for Health & Anti Aging
Fish or Fish Oil Supplement
Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue
Glucosamine Chondroitin
Gout Diet With Cherries
Health Benefit of Blueberry
Healing Power of Yoga
Healthy Eating Made Easy
Identify Cause of Back Pain
increase Dietary Fiber
Inner Thigh Execise & Workout
Isogenics Body Cleansing
Lower Cholesterol & Heart Health
Lower Cholesterol Naturally
Microdermabrasion Treatment
Morning Sickness Cure
Most Toxic Fruits & Vegetables
Natural Headache Relief
Omega 3 Fatty Acid
Optimal Health
Organic Gardening Benefits
Seaweed Vegetable of the Sea
Sleep and Health
Vegan Diet - Become Vegetarian

Diet and Weight Loss

10 Tips For Successful Diet
10 Weightloss Secrets
8 Rules of Weight Loss Success
American Obesity & Food Portion
Best Weightloss Diet Plan
Breaking Weight Loss Plateau
Control Your Weight Loss
Eat Better to Lose Fat
Effective Weight Loss
Don't Lose All Fat In Diet
Healthy Diet Tips
Holiday Weight Gain
Lose Weight Don't Diet
Increase Hormones For Weightloss
Reconsider Low Carb Diet
Summer Diet Succes
Walking for Weight Loss
Weight Loss Motivation
Weightloss Plateau


Heartburn Acid Reflux Remedy

Can you cure acid reflux?

Copyright Dr Phil Hariram

Acid reflux is regurgitation of acidic contents from the stomach into the esophagus. Reflux is prevented by the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) which remains tightly closed and opens when peristaltic waves herald the imminent arrival of swallowed food. When the LES becomes incompetent acid reflux will result.

So can you control your acid reflux? If it is due to true LES incompetence, then there is no cure. You will need maintenance treatment with acid suppressants like omeprazole, or if very severe or you develop secondary problems then fundoplication will relieve your symptoms.

>> Click here to permanently cure heartburn and acid reflux for good

There are, however, various factors that can affect the efficiency of the LES and acid reflux. Consider eliminating these factors that may impact on GERD before seeing your doctor or taking over the counter acid suppressants. Sometimes all you need is a change of lifestyle.

Obesity can cause or contribute to acid reflux. This is especially so in the apple type distribution of weight. The extra weight increases bulk in the upper abdomen and makes it difficult for the esophagus to discharge food effectively into the stomach. In addition obese individuals are prone to developing hiatus hernias. A hiatus hernia can weaken the LES. Losing weight is an important aspect of acid reflux treatment.

Wearing tight fitting clothes can cause acid reflux especially if it is two sizes too small. The increased pressure in the stomach may force acid back up into the esophagus. Wear loose clothes and your reflux symptoms will go away.

Large volume of food in the stomach will put pressure on the LES and can trigger acid reflux. It has happened to us all at some time or other. The large volume also reduces gastric clearance time allowing more opportunity for reflux. Eating smaller portions more frequently will counter this problem.

Certain foods can affect GERD. Cow's milk protein intolerance can cause esophagitis. It is called Allergic Eosinophilic Esophagitis. This is controlled by removing cow's milk protein from the diet. Other foods that can affect the LES include fats, coffee, tea, alcohol, and some spices.

Some drugs can affect the LES and cause acid reflux. These drugs include broncho-dilators such as theophylline, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), tri-cyclic antidepressants ie amitriptylline and drugs for Parkinson's disease.

Female hormones can affect acid reflux. In a Scandinavian Study, women on hormones had increased risk of GERD. These drugs include the contraceptive pill and hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Sedatives and tranquillisers can slow down peristaltic waves in the esophagus affecting clearance of food from the

If you are on medication and you have GERD, opt for liquid medication. Certain drugs ie tetracycline are corrosive to the esophageal lining. Tablets and capsules (gelcaps) can lodge in the esophagus. Always drink a glass of water after medication to wash it down into the stomach. Avoid taking medication while lying down. GERD patients should always take medication sitting up or standing and avoid lying down immediately after.

Smoking relaxes the LES and nicotine is corrosive to esophageal lining. Stop smoking and your GERD might improve.

Certain exercises can increase the risk of GERD. This is the case in competitive weightlifting and cycling. Joggers can develop acid reflux symptoms.

If you have acid reflux symptoms, look at all the potential risk factors and eliminate them. If by doing so, your symptoms disappear, you have actually cured your acid reflux. However, if the symptoms persist, the next step is a visit to your doctor.

>> Click here to permanently cure heartburn and acid reflux for good

The South Beach Diet Weightloss Profile Offer!
South Beach Diet - Start Losing Weight Today

Lose weight, eat delicious foods, and feel great about yourself with the South Beach diet online. You will receive a highly personalized and delicious diet that's designed just for you to help you lose weight and get fit.

You also recaeive a free diet profile.

Customize the diet plan that best meets your needs and goals! And your profile is FREE!

>> Click here for your FREE South Beach Diet profile Now and start eating smart and lose weight!

About the author

Dr. Phil Hariram is a retired General Practitioner. He has treated Acid Reflux for 27 years. Find out more about Acid Reflux at http://www.acidrefluxguru.com