Reducing Symptoms of Heartburn

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Heartburn can be very difficult to treat. One of the problems with heartburn is the fact it is repetitive and it really can become annoying. Many people find that they ignore the symptoms. They try to change their foods. Doctors can tell you this much…there are several things that will make heartburn worse, including aspirin, alcohol, caffeine and tobacco. They clearly have an effect on heartburn. There are certain things to help reduce heartburn like raising the head of your bed because when you lay down heartburn can be worse.

 

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What Causes the Pain of Heartburn?

What Causes the Pain of Heartburn?

A lot of people don’t understand what heartburn is, but it’s real simple to explain. The esophagus goes from the mouth down into the stomach. There’s a connection there and there’s a valve that keeps the stomach acid in the stomach. The stomach has lots of acid in it because it has to churn up the food in there and do its job. Sometimes, that acid pushes up, but, that valve keeps it from going into the esophagus. If you have a problem with the valve, or maybe you lay down and it can leak in, it gets into that esophagus which does not have a lining for acid and it hurts and you feel heartburn.

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What is Heartburn?

What is Heartburn?

Heartburn is a health problem that is annoying. Basically, here’s what happens in heartburn. The esophagus is a tube that goes from the mouth down into the stomach. When acid escapes from the stomach, it goes into the esophagus. The esophagus lining is not meant for acid. It can’t buffer it the way the stomach can. As a result, a person feels the pain, and with that pain of the heartburn comes an irritation. That gastric irritation can be extremely painful at night.

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Reducing Heartburn Pain

Reducing Heartburn Pain

Heartburn is very frustrating because one of the problems is it is hard to distinguish from actual heart pain. The thing about heartburn that you have to realize is there are certain things that make heartburn worse; acid, alcohol, caffeine, tobacco. All of those things will build up stomach acid, and as they do, it can make that heartburn worse. One of the things I believe that’s very important in dealing with heartburn is you also elevate the head of the bed. If you go to bed, make sure you actually have your head a little higher. Gravity will help you deal with it. That certainly will help with the symptoms.

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Heartburn During Pregnancy

Heartburn During Pregnancy

Heartburn is a problem that affects people of all ages. It affects men and women alike. In women, we often see problems with heartburn during pregnancy. During pregnancy, what you essentially have is the baby growing and growing inside the body, and as it does, it can actually push up and cause pressure. So that when the stomach is actually doing its job secreting acid, breaking down food, that acid can be pushed up into the esophagus. That’s what causes the pain of heartburn.

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Understanding Heartburn

Understanding Heartburn

What is heartburn and why does it occur? Part of heartburn is gravitational in effect because when you lay down, the stomach acid actually can move through the stomach, past the valve if the valve has any defect, and get into the esophagus. That esophagus is not meant to sustain acid and when that acid gets in there, it causes irritation and pain. That is what you perceive as heartburn.

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What is Heartburn?

What is Heartburn?

Heartburn is certainly a health problem that is annoying. Basically, here’s what happens in heartburn. The esophagus is a tube that goes from the mouth down into the stomach. When acid escapes from the stomach, it goes into the esophagus. The esophagus lining is not meant for acid. It can’t buffer it the way the stomach can. As a result, a person feels the pain, and with that pain of the heartburn comes an irritation. That gastric irritation can be extremely painful at night.

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