Categories: Stomach Disorder

Is Acid Causing Heartburn and a Stomach Problem?

Heartburn sufferers may have a natural solution to the problem. Do you have frequent heartburn and the medication you take just covers it up? Do you feel some relief at first, but it just comes back either within minutes or at a different time? Do you want to relieve these heartburn symptoms permanently? Then you will be needing the help of the best Gastroenterologist in Fort Pierce. There may be a natural way to get rid of heartburn for good.

What Causes Heartburn

Heartburn is caused by the stomach acids getting into the esophagus which causes a burning sensation. There is a muscle that is supposed to prevent the stomach acid from entering the throat by only opening when people swallow to allow food and liquid to go into the stomach for digestion. The problem is that sometimes this muscle opens when there is no eating and allows stomach acid to escape which is the burning sensation acid reflux sufferers feel.

Consider all of the things that are done before acid pain occurs in order to find out the cause of the problem. Some common causes of heartburn can easily be avoided once the source of the problem is known:

  1. Common acid pain causes include eating too fast and not chewing enough. Saliva helps breakdown the food in the mouth before it gets to the stomach, and if one is eating really fast then they are not chewing enough and the larger pieces that are swallowed force the stomach to produce more acid in order to break down the food for digestion.
  2. Eating right before bedtime can cause problems because when lying down the stomach acids can get into the throat easier than when standing up. Try not to eat for three hours before lying down for a nap or the night.
  3. Being overweight can cause problems because there is more pressure on the stomach. Visceral fat-fat that grows on the organs and intestines-can push against other organs and hurt the acid process in the body.
  4. Even though exercise helps maintain weight, try not to eat for at least two hours before exercising to avoid heartburn.
  5. Take an over the counter or prescription medicine, such as Prilocsec, to control pain.

Consider what is eaten that causes these painful symptoms. Green peppers and spicy food are problem areas for many people when it comes to acid production, but every person is different. Write down what you ate every time heartburn occurs and avoid those foods to see if they are the cause. Then you will know what foods trigger your heartburn symptoms so that they can be avoided. Look at the list created over a period of time to be sure that is not more than one food or a combination of foods that is causing the problem.

Acid reflux

Acid reflux is a common problem that many people have. Try solving the acid pain problems from a preventative point of view and then one can avoid the behaviors and triggers that cause them to get heartburn so that they will not have to worry about medications and remedies that only help temporarily.

Vikram Tarugu

Dr. Vikram Tarugu is an award-winning Gastroenterologist with board certification earned from both the “American Board of Internal Medicine” and the “American Board of Internal Medicine Sub-Specialty in Gastroenterology“. Currently practicing in West Palm Beach & Okeechobee, FL. Dr. Vikram Tarugu is a proficient medical professional specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive health complications. With over 20 years of in-the-field experience, 2,000+ procedures conducted, and 4,000 patients treated; Dr. Vikram Tarugu has been recognized as one of the best GI doctors, not only in the state of Florida in which he practices, but nationwide.

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