Friday, June 10, 2011

Heartburn Causes And Symptoms

Burning sensation in the middle of the chest caused by the rise of stomach juices into the esophagus, which are regularly accompanied by belching.


* Eating spicy foods, excess fat and seasonings.
* Drinking alcohol.
* Poor digestion.
* Consuming irritants, soft drinks coffee, black tea and chocolate.
* Smoke, and toxic substances in the smoke inhaled irritate the esophagus and stomach lining.
* Pregnancy because the fetus presses the digestive system of preventing mother to perform their duties as normal.
* Stress and nervousness favor excessive production of gastric juices that give rise to heartburn.


* Frequent belching.
* Feeling trapped air in the esophagus.
* Burning in the larynx.


* Is made based on the symptoms mentioned above.
* If heartburn is frequent, the specialist will do physical exams and x-rays to assess the state of the digestive tract.


* Eating spicy foods in moderation and fats.
* Avoid drinking alcohol, soft drinks, coffee and black tea.
* Do not smoke, because this increases irritation of the stomach. Can be used to snuff the counter.
* Dairy products like milk, yogurt and cheese kept in good conditions, the intestinal flora, thereby reducing the risk of stomach problems.
* Always eat sitting, never lying down.
* Do not lie down immediately after eating.
* Having a fixed feeding schedule to prevent gastric juices produced when there is no food in the stomach and tends to go up the esophagus.
* Avoid stress and nervousness. If these emotional states are already present, it is recommended to control them with natural tranquilizers and herbal teas.
* Do not wear tight girdles or belts tight, since pressure on the stomach and aggravate the problem.


* We recommend taking nonprescription antacids, for relieving heartburn by neutralizing stomach acid and coat the lining of the esophagus.
* Avoid food and irritants, such as Chilly, sausage, chocolate, spices and fat, to improve digestion and to avoid such hassles.
* There are food supplements that help improve digestion.
* Because pregnancy can not take antacids, it is advisable to have a diet low in fat and spicy seasonings. It is necessary to conduct four to five small meals a day and chew gum constantly, since the production of saliva that it generates helps neutralize stomach acid.

Consult your doctor.

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