Sunday, February 12, 2012

Heartburn 101 - Meds and Remedies to Treat Acid Reflux

Heartburn 101 - Meds and Remedies to Treat Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux Food To Avoid
There are many remedies, both over-the-counter and prescription, that are used to treat heartburn and GERD, and many people find helpful. For others, they want an alternate, natural way of treating their heartburn. These range from folk and homeopathic remedies to healthy diets to lifestyle changes.

Proton Pump Inhibitors[ br] Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of prescription medications that prevent the release of acid in the stomach and intestines. Doctors prescribe PPIs to treat people with heartburn (acid reflux), ulcers of the stomach or intestine, or excess stomach acid (Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome).

H2 Blockers
H2 blockers, also called H2 receptor agonists, are medicines that reduce the amount of acid the stomach produces. They treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD.)

Antacids work by neutralizing acid in the stomach. Antacids neutralize acid on contact to provide heartburn relief.

Acid Reflux Food To Avoid:foods-to-be-consumed-with-discretion


  1. Thank you for your post. Diet plays an important role for any given disease. Those suffering from acid reflux should refrain from spicy food. They should be adopting a more bland diet, and consume food that are easily digested.

    A good way to rid oneself from heartburn would be to drink potato juice every morning on an empty stomach for 10 days. Potatoes are well known for its anti-inflammatory property, which can even help treat internal stomach ulcers:

    Many have found that their pain disappeared after that 10-days period.

  2. The diet discourages eating processed foods, coffee, alcohol and animal proteins. All things that we know can be issues when consumed in excess. So, the bottom line is that this acidic foods diet may provide some health benefits, but probably not for the reasons purported.

  3. Great articles,to eliminate acid reflux should be with a healthy diet and discipline is easy to say but hard to do, thank you very useful tips!