If you experience heartburn, you know the feeling well, a slight hiccup followed by a burning sensation in your chest and throat, it may be triggered by the foods you eat particularly spicy, fatty or acidic foods or perhaps you have gastro esophageal reflux disease or GERD, a chronic condition with many potential causes, whatever the cause heartburn is uncomfortable and inconvenient, so we are going to share our top tips to cure heartburn, any extra resources or information will be included in the description so make sure to check it out, our first tip is to try to loosen clothing, heartburn happens when the contents of your stomach rise up into your esophagus where stomach acids can burn the tissue, in some cases you might be having an episode of heartburn because tight clothing is compressing your stomach, if that’s the case, the first thing to do is loosen your belt or your pants, dress or whatever else is holding you tight. Our second tip is to stand up straight, your posture can also contribute to heartburn if you’re sitting or lying down, try standing up, if you’re already standing, try standing up more straightly, an upright posture puts less pressure on your lower esophageal sphincter or eles, your eles is a ring of muscle that helps stop stomach acid from rising into your esophagus.
Our third tip is to elevate your upper body, lying down can make heartburn worse when it comes to time for bed, adjust your sleeping surface to raise your upper body, according to the Mayo Clinic, lifting your head with extra pillows isn’t usually enough, instead the goal is to elevate your body from the wa-ist up, if you have an adjustable bed, set it at a suitable angle to provide relief, if your bed isn’t adjustable, you can change the angle of your sleeping surface by using a wedge pillow. Our fourth tip is to mix baking soda with water, you might have a heartburn remedy at hand in your kitchen without even knowing it, baking soda can calm some episodes of heartburn by neutralizing your stomach acid, to do this, dissolve a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water and drink it slowly, in fact you should drink everything slowly when you have heartburn. Fifth tip is to try ginger, ginger has been used as a folk remedy for heartburn for centuries, ginger can help relieve nausea so some believe it may be worth trying for heartburn too, consider adding grated or diced ginger root to your favorite stir-fry recipes soups and other foods to make ginger tea, steep Raj injure root, dry ginger root or ginger tea bags in boiling water, it’s probably best to avoid ginger ale, though carbonated beverages are a common heartburn trigger and most brands of ginger ale are made with artificial flavoring rather than the real thing. Our sixth step is to take licorice supplements, licorice root is another folk remedy that’s been used to treat heartburn, it’s believed that it might help increase the mucus coating of your esophagus which may protect your esophagus from damage caused by stomach acid, d glycyrrhizin ated licorice or d GL is a supplement that contains licorice that’s been processed to remove much of its glycyrrhizin, a compound that can cause adverse side effects, eating too much licorice or DGL may raise your blood pressure, lower your potassium levels and interfere with certain medications, always talk to your doctor before taking licorice or DGL supplements. Cont in part 2.