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Food items that trigger the acid reflux

We all get the problem of acidity in the day to day life. We all must be wondering what is acid reflux?? Let us study in this article. The lower esophageal sphincter is a valve which is an entrance gate to your stomach. As soon as the nutriment of our body passes through LES it closes. If in case the LES doesn’t close or opens very often then this may be the case where acid is produced by the stomach and can move into your esophageal. This causes a pain or burning sensation in your heart called as heartburn. If these symptoms happen more than once in a week then the person may have acid reflux disease called as gastro esophageal reflux disease which is also GERD. GERD Medication is especially available for treating this problem.

Causes of Acid Reflux:

Stomach abnormalities cause the acid problem in the stomach. These abnormalities occur when the stomach and the LES move above a certain level or diaphragm and causes acid reflux. We will study some common factors which affect the stomach and causes acid reflux.

Overweight or Obesity, Larger meals or sleeping right after the meals, Eating before bedtime, Eating foods like mint, garlic, chocolate, onions, spicy, or citrus, Beverages like alcohol, cold drinks, coffee and tea, smoking etc.

Foods that are a source of Acid Reflux:

There are certain nourishments which are problematic for our body. Here is a list of few:

We should try and avoid the consumption of the mentioned food in day to day life to evade the problem of acid reflux. To avoid acid reflux or reduce the symptoms we should have foods like Vegetables, Ginger, Oatmeal, No citrus fruits, Lean meats, Egg whites and Healthy Fats.

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