Heartburn is an uncomfortable painful and burning sensation in the chest area or esophagus that is usually associated with regurgitation of gastric acid.
At least 1 in every 10 American experiences heartburn at least once a week. Heartburn is also quite often associated with Acid Reflex Disease or GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease).
Possible Symptoms of Heartburn, GERD or Acid Reflux Disease
* A burning sensation felt in the chest just behind the breastbone. (Usually occurs after eating and
could last from anywhere between a few minutes to several hours.)
* A chest pain felt especially strongly when eating, lying down or bending over.
* A sour, acidic or salty-tasting fluid in the back of the throat
* A burning in the throat.
* Difficulty swallowing
* The feeling that something is sticking in the middle of the chest or throat.
* Chronic cough, chronic hoarseness or sore throat.
* Regurgitation of food or liquid
Possible Causes of Heartburn
* Eating fatty/oily or gas producing foods that disgest slowly
* Eating too quickly
* Eating very large portions
* Sleeping on a full stomach
* Wearing extra tight clothes, especially tight wastebands or slimming undergarments
* Smoking or Chewing tobacco
* Consumption of excessive alcoholic beverages
* Stressful conditions
* Taking certain types of medications
Home Remedies for Heartburn
Mix 1 teaspoon in a glass of water and drink it all down. This is one of the fastest ways to relieve heartburn symptoms.
*Yellow Mustard Cure
Try one tablespoon of yellow mustard. It might be a little hard to get down at first but it works well for many heartburn sufferers.
Try eating one tablespoon of brown sugar. Also does the trick and probably easier for many to get down than the mustard.
*Try an Apple
Eating an apple before bedtime is especially helpful for people who suffer from extreme heartburn in the evening. It is best if the peel is removed first
*Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
There are two ways you can try this heartburn remedy. You can either mix a teaspoon of the apple cider vinegar in a glass of water or just drink down a teaspoon of the vinegar on its own.
Ginger is another great home remedy for heartburn. It is best if you take it 20 minutes prior to eating. It can be taken in a capsule form, or you can make a tea from powder or the fresh root.
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*While this site is dedicated to Home Remedies, there might be a rare occasion where you might need a little help from an outside source. The following are some other products or procedures that you can try if your situation is a little more severe and these home remedies aren’t quite doing the trick.