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Heartburn

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Heartburn is a burning sensation that develops in the chest. It is also known as pyrosis or acid indigestion. The pain goes further towards the neck, throat and angle of the jaw.

Why do you get heartburn? The main reason behind this is that acid from the stomach backs up into the esophagus which is the food tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach.

It is estimated around 40 percent of the Americans which comes to around 108 million people gets heartburn for atleast once a month. During heartburn the hydrochloric acid which is used to digest the food is released in the food pipe. This acid can irritate the sensitive tissues in the throat and esophagus. Another cause for heartburn is due to the development of hiatus hernia. It occurs when the stomach bulges into the diaphragm.

Symptoms of Heartburn

Heartburn can be another kind of digestive disorder and can be a symptom itself of a condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is an acid reflux, a medical condition that causes heartburn. By knowing the symptoms it can actually help you to get earlier treatments.

• A burning sensation in the chest that develops behind the breastbone or more commonly known as sternum. It travels up to the throat that occurs shortly after eating. The duration of this sensation can last from a few minutes to hours.

• The contents from the stomach reach the back of the throat and this may lead to the bitter or sour taste in the mouth.

• There may be burning sensation in the throat that usually high up in the neck. This is associated with pain that may worsen with swallowing.

• Difficulty in swallowing called dysphaqia that occurs because the food is not passed normally from the mouth to the stomach via the esophagu...

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• Almonds another good home remedy that works really well for heartburns. Almonds have high oil concentration that helps in neutralizing the acids in the stomach. Eat a handful of raw almonds when you feel the first signs of heartburn.

Home Remedies for Heartburn using ginger and fiber food

• Ginger when ingested with your meal helps in reducing heartburn and other forms of stomach upsets. You can always ground the ginger and add to tea or any food items to avoid any kind of heartburn. Consuming a small piece of ginger with a glass of water is always beneficial.

• Fiber nutrients food is a very natural way to treat heartburns. This fiber foods absorbs acids and gas and in a way and gets rid of the toxins a little quickly.

Apart from all these home remedies for heartburn, a little walk after dinner or lunch is always helpful to stimulate the digestion.
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