Having an open mind makes you agreeable. Having an open sphincter makes you suicidal. Because you’d want to stab yourself until you’ve forced all that nasty acid out of your body – and that, of course, is never going to work. If recurrent, it can upgrade to gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). Acid reflux needs an acid rebuff, and here’s how you go about tackling it:
How do You Know You have Acid Reflux?
When you have a burning feeling in your chest, it is mostly due to two reasons – either you’re in love, or you’re facing acid reflux. Or both, which really is the worst thing that could happen to anyone. Imagine having both heartache and heartburn. To clearly distinguish between the two troubling conditions, check if you’re experiencing any of the following:
- Chest pain
- Bad breath
- Weight loss
- Bad cough
- Dysphagia (feeling as if there’s food stuck in your throat)
Experiencing many or all of the aforesaid suggests a strong case of acid reflux, and warrants careful consideration of your gut health.
What Might be Causing It?
There’s a small tap at the mouth of your stomach called the sphincter. Leave your mouth open for long, and you’ll catch flies. Leave your sphincter open for long, and acid from your stomach flies back into the food pipe, causing a painful burning sensation. Its causes are various, such as:
- Eating before bedtime
- Napping right after eating
- Certain medication (such as aspirin and ibuprofen)
- Eating tomatoes. Or chocolate. Or garlic. Or spices.
Finding the Cure
Knowing the cause is only half of the story – only solving the problem will end it. Here are a few tips to help mitigate that slow burn:
- Instead of eating large meals, switch to smaller portions. You can eat more frequently to keep up with your hunger, but avoid hogging everything in one go. Give your food pipe a rest.
- Acid reflux happens when acid travels up from the abdomen to the chest. Simple physics can solve this problem: get some pillows to keep beneath your back and head so that your chest cavity is on higher ground.
- Stress is always bad.
If a strange burning sensation deep in your bosom keeps recurring, you’re either crushing on too many girls at the same time – or you’re developing gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). If you fear this might be imminent, dial 855-445-0080 to get in touch with Enzymatic Vitality today, or try investing in a digestive enzyme supplement