Sometimes stomach acid leaks upward, through the circular muscle valve that separates your esophagus from your stomach, and irritates your lower esophagus. That is heartburn, and it often feels like a smoldering ember right under the breastbone.
If you have heartburn daily or even several times a week, see a doctor, because frequent symptoms could be an indication of an inflamed esophagus or a beginning ulcer. Here are some home remedies against heartburn.
Stomach soothing drugs
Tums, mylanta, rolaids, maalox, pepto bismol, gaviscon souns like a shopping list for someone with BAD case of heartburn.
Spicy ginger tea
Ginger has a long history of use as a stomach soother and is a good heartburn remedy.
About 20 percent of people use baking soda against heartburn. Baking soda is alkaline and has the capacity to neutralize stomach acid. But keep in mind , anyone on a sodium restricted diet should not use this remedy at all.
Activated charcoal that is been steam processed to make it extremely porous is considered a universal antidote. It is used in emergency rooms around the country to treat people who have been poisoned. Keep in mind: Activated charcoal absorbs just about anything and will interfere with your body’s ability to absorb medicines you need. So don’t take it along with medicines.
Walking’s a great digestive aid. But you will want to avoid vigorous exercise, such as running, which can cause heartburn after a big meal.
Think of your stomach as a tube of toothpaste. If you squeeze the tube in the middle, paste goes in two directions out the top and to the bottom of the tube. So you can imagine how a tight waistband around your middle could make trouble fro your stomach by squeezing food upward.