When you have acid reflux disease, you can experience several symptoms, such as chest pain or heartburn, difficulty swallowing, sour or bitter taste in the mouth, nausea and vomiting, and lack of appetite.
The exact cause of the weakening of the valve between the lower esophagus and the stomach is not known for certain. However, there are several things that can increase a person’s risk of developing GERD, including:
•Certain medical conditions, such as inflammation of the esophagus (esophagitis), inflammation of the stomach (gastritis), and slowed movement of the stomach (gastroparesis)
•Congenital disorders of the stomach, such as hiatal hernia and gastroschisis
•Overweight or obesity
•Helicobacter pylori infection
•Smoking habits and frequent exposure to cigarette smoke
•Side effects of certain medications, such as aspirin
•Excessive consumption of certain foods and beverages, such as fatty foods, chocolate, coffee, and alcoholic beverages.
Recipes for Treating Stomach Acid at Home
Gastric acid disease that is mild in nature can still be treated at home. You can try the following natural recipe
1 thumb-sized piece of ginger
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons honey
300ml boiled water
Thinly slice/geprek ginger and lemongrass, boil with boiled water for a while. Until a small bubble appears.
Once warm, add lemon and honey.
Consume 3 times a day.
In addition to the recipes above, there are several types of foods that you can also consume to relieve symptoms of stomach acid, including:
•Leafy greens, such as broccoli, asparagus, chickpeas, cauliflower, potatoes, and cucumbers
•Oatmeal and whole wheat bread
•Non-sour fruits, such as melons, bananas, apples, and pears
•Lean meats, such as chicken, fish, and low-fat seafood
You can also treat stomach acid by living a healthy lifestyle, such as:
•Avoid consuming too many foods or drinks that can trigger problems with stomach acid, such as spicy foods, chocolate, coffee, and alcohol.
•Stop smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
•Avoid wearing clothes or pants that are too tight because they can put pressure on the stomach.
•Get enough sleep, which is for 7-9 hours every night.
•Sleep with the head and chest elevated.
Although there are natural ingredients that are known to treat stomach acid, you are still advised to consult a doctor. Moreover, if the stomach acid disease you have suffered for a long time and does not go away.