Acid Reflux - Symptoms, Remedies And Foods To Avoid
February 3, 2011 | By Sarah Ryder
Food or liquid rising from your stomach into your esophagus can cause irritation and may lead to other problems.

What is Acid reflux? Gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD or acid reflux, is a common condition in many Americans. The esophageal sphincter, the protective valve between the stomach and the esophagus, may be damaged or affected, therefore causing food and liquids to travel up to the throat. Most of the time, this can be controlled by avoiding certain foods.


Acid Reflux Symptoms

If you experience irritation in the esophagus, you may be suffering from acid reflux. Some acid reflux symptoms can occur after a meal or at bedtime. Acid reflux symptoms can include:
  • Sour or bitter taste
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea
  • Voice change
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Occasional heartburn
  • Occasional chest pain, not related to heart issues

Knowing how to identify acid reflux symptom may help you find relief.

Read more about acid reflux symptoms in our acid reflux symptoms article.

Acid Reflux Food to Avoid

Acid reflux is often caused by eating foods your body is sensitive to. When you experience acid reflux symptoms, think about what foods you have eaten that may have caused your discomfort. Avoiding these foods is the simplest way to alleviate acid reflux. These foods commonly cause acid reflux:
  • Greasy foods - hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza
  • Foods or liquids high in citric acid, such as orange juice and tomato sauce
  • Carbonated sodas
  • Spicy foods like Thai, Indian, Mexican
  • Dairy products

To read more about acid reflux food to avoid visit our acid reflux food to avoid article.

Natural Acid Reflux Remedies

If you suffer from occasional acid reflux, you need to know the best ways to relieve its symptoms. A healthy well-balanced diet along with an exercise routine is always a good start. Here's a small list of natural acid reflux remedies:
  • Avoid foods that trigger acid reflux.
  • Experiment with your diet.
  • Try eating carrots and cabbage known to regulate acid production.

To read more about what other natural acid reflux cures are there visit our acid reflux remedies article.

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AEllison
Didn't know too much about probiotics until my doctor told me to find a probiotic supplement for my acid reflux. Not bad.
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ASRXHonda
Thanks for this article on acid reflux symptoms. I've been suffering so long I wasn't sure what I had.
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