Who has not one day suffered from heartburn in the stomach? Most often, a meal too greasy, hastily taken, or your nerves to be alive are pointed at. The after-meal is often painful. In addition to the sensations of burning gastric reflux even more unpleasant. Your medicine box? Do not panic. The good news is that there are magic remedies that instantly alleviate heartburn. They are presented to you.
Main symptoms of heartburn
A sensation of "fire" that goes up and down through the throat, accompanied by pain at the time of swallowing or drinking and biliary reflux to taste sometimes bitter or acid, are felt during or after the meal. Breathless breath, nausea, spasms, and in more chronic cases inflammation of the tongue (glossitis), blood sputum as well as weight loss are also part of the symptoms.
A medical consultation is recommended to avoid further complications or to detect a more serious pathology such as an ulcer or cancer.
The triggering factors
In France, one third of the population suffers from gastric reflux, which is caused by damage to the lower esophageal sphincter, which regulates the passage between the intestinal tube and the bottom of the throat. The consumption of certain foods too fatty, fried, spicy or processed causes damage to the SOI and pushes your stomach to produce more acid. The more the latter is released, the more it ascends into the esophagus.
Gastroesophageal reflux can also be related to pregnancy, overweight, stress, smoking, abdominal pressure, certain allopathic medications or aspirin.
Natural remedies to soothe heartburn
It is always useful to know the natural substitutes to the medicines to relieve this pain binding.
Aloe vera: This plant with a thousand virtues is also well known for its action on the skin (cellular regeneration, cicatrization, skin hydration ...) as well as digestive disorders. Thanks to its digestive properties, the "mucilage", the gel of the plant, helps to lubricate the intestinal protrusions, to eradicate the inflammation and to heal the digestive tract.
Attention: only the mucilage is edible. Bark and sap have many contraindications.
Cider Vinegar: Hypertension, intestinal or circulatory disorders, skin problems, joint or muscular pains, sunburns and insect bites ... Cider vinegar shows the extent of its spectrum of action. Among the many properties attributed to it, the soft bactericide which remineralizes and regulates the intestinal flora and transit. Get into the habit of drinking, before meals and in small sips, a mixture of cider vinegar diluted in a glass of water.
Baking soda: You can also use sodium bicarbonate, which neutralizes the hydrochloric acid with its alkaline pH and transforms it into sodium chloride.
The trick: Dissolve 1 teaspoon of baking soda in a large glass of water. Be careful, however, to consume it sparingly, at the risk of damaging the acid-base metabolism of the stomach and increase the blood pressure.
Probiotics: Numerous studies have established that regular consumption of probiotics, especially in yeast bread, olives and yogurt, through their effects on the intestinal flora, improves the digestion of food and regulates intestinal transit.
Calcium and magnesium as well as group B vitamins (salmon, octopus, hazelnuts, prunes) counteract excess acid.
There are also a number of recommendations to prevent your stomach from igniting:
- Keep it away from irritating foods such as coffee, alcohol, sauces, spices, soft drinks.
- It is also advisable not to swallow the meals in one go and to split them throughout the day while ensuring to hydrate well.
- Go for a healthy diet rich in fiber, whole grains, green vegetables and red fruits (an inexhaustible source of antioxidants).
- Do not lie down when you have symptoms of heartburn.
- Choose freshly squeezed juices made from papaya, pineapple, celery, fennel, melon, carrot and other chamomile or ginger infusions.
- A solution based on egg white mixed with 2 spoons of olive oil performs miracles on gastric reflux.