Acid Reflux from Infancy to Adulthood III: Adults This is part 3 of a 3-part series on Acid Reflux. See Part I: Your Baby and Acid Reflux See Part II: Children and Teens GER vs. GERD Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) is a normal physiological event characterized by the sensation of food coming up the esophagus in the form of a wet burp. Many adults have GER after eating a large meal, drinking a carbonated beverage or eating too fast. GER symptoms may include: o Sour taste in the mouth after a meal o Sensation of food coming up the throat o Burping o Belching o Fullness, bloating On the other hand, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is the abnormal backwashing of stomach contents and acid into the esophagus causing complications. GERD may cause esophagitis (irritation to the delicate lining of the esophagus), ulcers and respiratory issues. GERD symptoms may include the symptoms of GER plus: o Heartburn/chest pain
Medications are often used to treat infant acid reflux and can have a very important place in the treatment plan. If you are looking for some tips that do not involve medicines you have come to the right spot! There are many things that you can do to help lessen your infant's acid reflux symptoms that don't involve medications.
Many infants with acid reflux find some relief from their night or nap time symptoms by elevating the head of the bed to a 30 degree angle. It is thought that this is the ideal angle to aid in digestion and help keep the airway and esophagus from feeling the burn. When placed at an angle gravity helps the infant keep their stomach contents in the stomach.
Discuss the proper way to position your infant with your pediatrician. There are many wonderful positioning products on the market but be careful when leaving your child in things like car seats or swings overnight. While it can seem like the best place to keep infants upright t...
Acid reflux can be a very painful and awkward thing for any person to deal with and aside from the medicated remedies that you can get, natural remedies for acid reflux could be the area to look at to ensure that you have a pain free and easy life.
Although the medicated remedies are proven to deal with this condition, these cannot always be used alongside other forms of medication that you may be taking. You may also find that these will bring along with them some adverse side effects and therefore taking natural remedies for acid reflux can help to resolve this issue.
Some of the main natural cures that you could look at are:
1. Ginger . This has been proven to help those that are suffering from acid reflux to be able to relieve the symptoms. Anti-inflammatory and anti-nauseas properties are combined with the ability that the food product has to speed up the digestion process and also adding another layer of mucous to the stomach to prevent the acid moving to the...
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