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...
Tossing and turning because of low back pain lately? Before you spend another sleepless night, try these secret home remedies for sleeping with low back pain.
Warm It Up : Towards the end of a long day of being on your feet and getting things done, the muscles in the low back can become very tense. Easing the tension before you go to bed can greatly improve your chances of resting comfortably. A hot bath, hot tub or heating pad for 30 minutes will help to relax all of your muscles that have your back locked in a vise-like grip.
Stretch It Out : Before, after and during the night, you might want to try to gently stretch your low back. Some people like to drape themselves over a large therapy ball, some people like to hang from a doorway; either way, you’ll want to find a comfortable way to decompress your spine. If you’re not sure, then ask your physical therapist. When it’s two in the morning and you cannot get comfortable, getting out of bed to str...
As far back as the 19th century asthma experts have observed the link between asthma and nasal congestion. Recent studies seem to support this link. While studies are limited, they seem to show nasal congestion might be a trigger and a cause of asthma.
So let's investigate the evidence and see if we can come to a conclusion.
The two main causes of nasal congestion in asthmatics are:
Sinusits : According to Mayo Clinic , it's swelling of the nasal sinuses that "interferes with drainage and causes mucus to build up." If it becomes persistent it may result in infections and other complications. If it lasts longer than 12 weeks it's called chronic sinusitis. About 15 percent of Americans have it, yet 70 percent of child asthmatics and 26 percent of adult asthmatics have it. It's often referred to as a cold that won't go away.
Rhinitis : Nasal allergies or hay fever. If left untreated it can lead to sinusit...
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