Too much acid in the stomach which frequently travels up the esophagus and sometimes enters the throat is a sign of heartburn or acid reflux. To reduce it don’t eat spicy foods or foods which cause it that you are aware of. Monitor what you eat and make a connection between what you eat and the heartburn.
Sometimes heartburn is caused by lying down after a meal or spending too much time in bed after a meal. Wait at least three or two hours before lying down if you find that you get heartburn for that reason.
Sometimes drinking too much beer of the wrong kind and too much acidic orange juice can also be the cause of mild heartburn so even monitor what you drink and try to make connections between the drink and heartburn.
As long as you don’t use it frequently you can try neutralizing stomach acid with a little baking soda or bicarbonate mixed with water to quickly reduce the amount of acid in your stomach. Sometimes chewing gum with bicarbonate in it may reduce mild heartburn symptoms by neutralizing some acid. Using anti acid medications too frequently will cause your stomach to become more acidic and it doesn’t really cure the cause which is eating the wrong foods or eating too much which generates too much acid in your stomach.
Most heartburn can be cured by avoiding the wrong foods, not lying down after a meal, and sometimes just loosening a belt which causes stomach pressure.
Some feel that there is a connection between much stress or traumatic incidents and heartburn. However, the amount of acid in the stomach has not been shown to increase under stress scientifically so it may be a psychological myth that stress causes heartburn.
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