Natural cure for reflux in adult?

Question by Mumof4chn!: Natural cure for reflux in adult?
I think I have acid reflux. 32yrs old overweight female! I wake up with a bile tast in my mouth in the middle of the night and feel like something is coming back up my throat if I don’t sit up. During the day I burp a lot. The back of my throat feels full and sore sometimes. I have 4 children so eat quickly at meal times is this what is causing it?

Does anyone know of a natural cure for it? Any other life style changes I need to make. Please help me I am a very busy mum and need to stay on top of things!

Thanks for reading this!

Best answer:

Answer by curmudgeon
stay away from: chocolates, carbonated beverages, fried food, tomato products, citrus (acid) products. Use Tums as opposed to all those fancy products.

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11 thoughts on “Natural cure for reflux in adult?

  • August 6, 2011 at 5:08 pm
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    Lose weight. Slow down. Eat slowly. Don’t eat anything for four hours before going to bed. Prop the head of your bed up by three inches. It won’t affect your sleep.

    I have had the problem for 30 years. These are the things that worked for me.

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  • August 6, 2011 at 5:42 pm
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    Yes definitely slow down eating. Also cut out acidic food, like tomato based foods, citrus, spicy food and also deep fried foods. Also try not to eat within a couple of hours of going to bed. My husband also chews gum after each meal and this helps increases disgestive juice to aid digestion and stop the food coming back up. You can also try to prop yourself up in bed at night with a couple of pillows. Good luck.

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  • August 6, 2011 at 5:49 pm
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    I have acid reflux. I was prescribed a medication for this and took it with great success for years. Then I started drinking apple cider vinegar every morning. A tablespoon mixed with my veggie/fruit powder and some water. You could mix it with anything.

    After three weeks of this, I stopped taking my prescription just to see if it works, it did for me. I no longer have to shell out big bucks for a pill, a cheap bottle of apple cider vinegar did the trick.

    Also, most doctors reccomend you lose weight. All that excess weight and indulgent eating contribute to your reflux.

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  • August 6, 2011 at 6:10 pm
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    Lemon Balm tea would be a good start, at least to treat the symptoms. Diet ALWAYS plays a big part in this as well. Cut back on caffeine, it aggravates the problem, drink plenty of water, make sure your getting your fiber, constipation can cause pressure and aggravate the condition, and before meals you might try eating organic grapes (organic to avoid ingesting pesticides) the enzymes in grapes aid with digestion so your less likely to get that “urpy” feeling after eating. Avoid carbonated beverages, they will also aggravate the condition. Fennel is another herb that can help with the urpy burpy problem, it decreases gas in the digestive tract, and yes you can blend the 2 herbs in the tea, it tastes very pleasant. And lastly, increasing activity (physical) will also aid in this situation and also assist in taking off the weight ( also irritates the problem). There are several herb companies that you can purchase these herbs from on line, Mountain Rose, Frontier, San Francisco Herb are companies that I have purchased from fro years. Good Luck!!

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  • August 6, 2011 at 6:27 pm
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    HOMÅ’OPATHIC TREATMENT(s) for INDIGESTION (Acid Reflux / Acidity / Gastralgia) :-

    Burning in food pipe with general sensation of burning Sulphur 30X 4 hourly

    Burning pain in stomach (Ulcer), with both water and solid vomited as soon as it reaches stomach Ars Alb.30X, 4 hourly

    Burning pain in the stomach, with water vomited but solid retained Bismuth 30X, 4 hourly

    Burning in food pipe,with sour stool Natrum Carb.30X, 4 hourly

    Excess of hydrochloric acid, burning in food pipe, heart burn, nausea and chilly feeling. Acid Sulph.30X, 4 hourly

    From nervous anticipation of coming events, desire for sweets. Argentum Nit.30X, 4 hourly

    Gastric complaints after taking rich fatty food; less or no thirst; better in open air Pulsatilla.30X, 4 hourly

    Hyperacidity; sour and bitter belchings Iris V 30X, 4 hourly

    Slow and imperfect digestion; offensive flatuence in upper part of abdomen; better after discharge of gas or eructations. Carbo Veg.30X, 4 hourly

    Gastric derangement due to sedentary habits or over-Eating/Drinking. Nux Vomica.30X, 4 hourly

    Dyspepsia; better after eating Anacardium Or 30X 4 hourly

    Acidity with irritating eructation and frontal headache; worse in night. Robinia 30X, 4 hourly

    Constant belching; tongue thickly white coated.
    Heatburn. Desire for acids, pickles etc. Antim Crud.30X or 200X, 6 hourly

    Digestion slow, no change after passing flatus or belching. Flatulence affects middle part of the abdomen. China 6X or 30X, 4 hourly

    Abdomen bloated; easy satiety, gas affects lower part of the abdomen; worse in the evening – 4 to 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30X, 4 hourly

    Pain and flatulence in stomach, smell of food causes nausea Colchicum 30X, 4 hourly (3 Doses)

    Intercurrent Remedy Psorinum 30X, 4 hourly (3 Doses)

    Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
    Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine (Cures Par Excellence)

    Take Care and God Bless You !

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  • August 6, 2011 at 7:09 pm
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    Apple cider vinegar is supposed to help.

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  • August 6, 2011 at 7:49 pm
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    I agree with the people who suggested apple cider vinegar. Put a tablespoon in a cup and fill with hot water. Drink first thing in the morning.

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  • August 6, 2011 at 8:23 pm
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    I was recently diagnosed with mild reflux, and here are things I have learned:

    1) If you can, try to lose some weight (I know, easier said than done!).

    2) Soy yogurt works for me. I have it for breakfast with some granola, and it’s fairly soothing.

    3) Don’t eat so fast! That accounts for the burpy feeling you get. Your husband will have to deal with the kids while you finish your food.

    4) Drink lots of water.

    5) Stay upright for 45 minutes to an hour after eating (i.e., don’t lie down after a meal).

    6) Don’t eat within three hours of bedtime.

    7) If you can’t elevate the head of your bed, at least prop your head up with pillows.

    8) Chew gum. I haven’t had a problem since I started chewing gum again. I found a sugarless kind made with xylitol, and even though I only chew once a day, it really helps.

    9) Try yoga or some relaxation program–tension causes reflux.

    I haven’t given up the foods people say to (although I’m vegan, so I don’t eat meat, dairy, or eggs), and I do fine.

    Good luck!

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  • August 6, 2011 at 9:20 pm
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    Here are a some simple remedies that work for me. These alkalizing remedies are all unbelieveably simple, cheap and free. Check out this site for the remedies:

    http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/alkalizing_formulas.html

    Read the blogs and testamonials on this site – they are filled with common sense and make interesting reading.

    The alkalizing remedies from this site have done wonders for my digestion and gut.

    Good luck.

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  • August 6, 2011 at 10:09 pm
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    I have taken prevacid for several years for acid reflux and still not found total relief very frustrated I have tried to make a life change and get healthier in doing this I discovered Nikken and found all natural way to help with the great number of medical problems I have one of wich as I stated befor was acid reflux Jade green zymes (barley grass) although I don’t really care for the taste and it smells like spinich I have found great relief in fact I no longer take the medications and no longer wake up in the middle of the night with the agonizing acid reflux episodes so I guess if relief is what you are seeking anything is worth a try

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  • August 6, 2011 at 10:41 pm
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    Apple cider vinegar one tablespoon 2 times a day.Some people add it to a glass of water it helps me by taking the spoonful and chasing it fast with water.

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