Your Questions About Acid Reflux Diet Cure

Steven asks…

How to cure acid reflux?

Does anyone know any cures for acid reflux? everything ive tried doesnt work im 14 years old ive had it since i was 11 years old, cialis canada it makes me feel sick all the time please answer!
heres a list of stuff ive already tried!
apple cider vingear
black strap mollases
all these programs u buy off the internet that claim they CAN CURE IT,
includin ACID/ALKALINE dIET and more
Chinese medicine/ acupuncture
digestive enzymes
slippery elm
orange peel extract
and i sleep diffrent/ make all the lifestyle chanmges.

nad more probly and im not obese what should i try? please can i have more then one suggestion incase ive already tried it! thanks
Oh and ive tried all the over the countwer drugs and perscribed drugs so i prefer naural remidies suggestd only plz!

admin answers:

Simple Ways to Stop Acid Reflux
Several millions of people are being struck by Acid Reflux disease – adults, children, and even infants cannot escape from its affliction.

Basically, the Acid Reflux or heartburn pertains to the disease caused by upflowing of the acid from the stomach up to the throat.

Scientifically, the process occurs when there is a relaxation that occurs in the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), allowing then the stomach juices to flow back into the esophagus.

Robert asks…

Is it possible to cure acid reflux without meds?

I have SILENT REFLUX meaning it goes into my throat. But you can’t feel it, and it’s worse than acid reflux(GERD) But i really don’t want to take medicine, is it true you can get rid of it by changing diets, and how you live rather than meds?

admin answers:

The main reason for any type of acid reflux is lack of digestive enzymes and low stomach acid. An old remedy still used to help with digestion is apple cider vinegar. Ginger is also another remedy to increase digestion. Heat destroys enzymes so eating a diet higher in raw foods (eg fruits, nuts) is benefical. Chewing more thoroughly is another way to break down food to help with the digestive process. Also, you can increase digestive enzymes in the diet with digestive enzyme supplements. They are made from plants and there are no side effects. These links go into further detail:

Donald asks…

Are the “Cure your Acid Reflux Now!” ebooks on the internet a scam?

I’ve had Acid Reflux for about 3 months, medication (omeprazole) has not helped at all, neither has changing my diet to bland foods, or using apple cider vinegar or slippery elm bark powder tea. Wanting to try out the Acid Reflux “cures” on the internet, but want to know if they are legit, or a scam, before I hand over my hard earned $50, to find out how to cure myself with their “ebook” information reports online. (My Doctor just keeps prescribing more medication which is not working.) Any ideas? Has anyone tried buying the Acid Reflux “Cures” over the net?

admin answers:

I had acid reflux for 4 years. You need to see a Gastroenterologist. You will firstly need a Endoscopy and they will insert a Bravo capsule into you whilst you are asleep. It will monitor your levels of reflux. If consider severe enough (mine were about 3-4x normal level) you qualify for surgery (Laproscopic Nissens Fundoplication) which involves tightening the sphincter valve in your oesophagus. You have to then go on a diet for 6+ weeks – 1st week mush, 2nd week toast, 3rd week maybe mince etc and work your way back to normal food. I had that operation nearly 5years ago and have been reflux free ever since 🙂

Invest your $50 in seeing a gastroenterologist instead, if you want a real cure.

Also, has your dr tried you on different medications? Losec, Pariet etc?

Michael asks…

I found a cure for acid reflux. Has anyone else done the same?

I was on acid reflux medication for ten years. I could not sleep at night without the purple pill or Zantac. After being diagnosed with a kidney disorder that developed from a long term regimen of low dose medication, (aspirin and reflux medicine), I decided to search for the root of the problem that causes acid reflux. The Nexium pills and other types treat the symptoms of bad health, they are not the cure. If the body is not functioning correctly, there is an underlying cause that needs to be addressed. My doctor said that most people would rather keep eating what ever they want and take pills the rest of their lives than to change their diets which is the best way to eliminate the problem of acid reflux. So after researching a little I found that a diet of more raw fruits and vegetables and no fried foods with transfats etc will help my situation, but the most important thing that I found was that a major cause is caffeine. Caffeine causes certain muscles in the esophagus to relax which not only allows stomach acid to rise up into areas it should not be in but is also cases the stomach to produce more acid. As soon as I Stopped all caffeine and made moderate changes to my diet, within 3 days I was off of acid reflux medication completely and that was 3 months ago and I haven’t had caffeine or needed medication since. Some doctors will not tell you these things and will prefer to keep you on medication which is how they are trained to treat problems. I am happy to say that I am healed from a bad case of acid reflux that lasted for many years thanks to a few basic changes and I believe you can be healed as well. Best wishes.
To all who say that my situation does not apply to everyone else, I never said it did. Caffeine was not the only change that I made in my diet. I cut out fried foods, fast foods, sodas, tea, processed sugar and added more fruits and vegetables to my diet. I also waited 3 months before I reported my results. As far as all the reports and studies that some of you share here, they may be correct or they may be the result of drug companies trying to create false information to keep selling their drugs. I don’t know, but what I do know is I made a few simple changes in my life and experienced significant results. Before you discredit my story by pointing to a bunch of scientific studies, you should try for your self and see if moderate changes in diet will work. If anything your health will greatly improve and I would bet your acid reflux condition will improve as well.

admin answers:

1] I am very glad that this worked for you; but
2] it will NOT work for everyone
3] some common triggers are caffeine, fried or spicy foods, being overweight, etc.
4] any ‘acid reflux’ that is not releived by over the counter meds, and/or diet changes should be checked out by a doctor

James asks…

Why am I still having acid reflux problems while lying flat when I sleep?

Since September of 2009 I have been having problems associated with my stomach. After visiting the doctor multiple times, all of the doctors I have visited says that they can not find anything wrong with me, and they each say it seems to be acid reflux. If i try to take prilosec, nexium, and stomach acid reducing pills, it makes the symptoms worse I have changed my diet to cure this acid reflux and everything is healing. The only problems I seem to still be having is laying down flat while sleeping, and occasional stomach aches. The foods that I eat does not trigger my acid reflux, and I can basically eat anything I want, but when I try to sleep at night I have to keep my head elevated. If I try and lay flat, i get a choking sensation in my throat. This started occurring when the acid reflux first appeared. The rest of my symptoms are gone, but I still can’t seem to lay flat while I sleep. What is causing this and how can I treat it?

admin answers:

“What is causing this and how can I treat it?”

Gravity.. And a weak Upper Esophageal Sphincter. The UES is the pinch valve at top of the stomach. When it works properly it stops the gastric contents from emptying into the mouth and throat… Even when we stand on our heads.

It isn’t easy to fix a leaky UES, but you can live with it if you would just chock up the head of your bed. I do. I have 6 inch blocks under the feet at the head of my bed. 9″ is better. Warning: you can not get the same benefit from sleeping on a pile of pillows. That actually worsens reflux.

-ENT MDx30y

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