Natural Heartburn Relief

If you suffer from heartburn then should you be concerned? Well, those that suffer occasional attacks may not need to worry too much about it. However, those who experience regular attacks, several times each week for instance, should definitely be concerned and take some positive action.

The normal course of action is to take some form of antacid or medication which will generally bring temporary relief. However, we regularly hear about the adverse side effects that drug based medications produce, so it is no surprise that more and more heartburn sufferers are looking at alternative ways to solve their problem and towards natural heartburn relief, in particular.

For those enlightened folk, the possibility to cure your heartburn permanently may not be just a dream. Read to the end to find out more. But first, let’s briefly consider the three main aspects of natural heartburn relief which are Diet, Lifestyle and Natural Medication.

(a) Diet – your food and what you drink can be one of the major triggers for a heartburn attack. So, identify those particular items of food and drink that do bring on a heartburn attack and avoid them. Some of the most well known items that do cause heartburn include alcoholic and carbonated beverages, chocolate, citrus fruits and juices, coffee, fatty foods, garlic, black pepper, peppermint, raw onions, spicy foods and tomatoes.

In addition to watching what you eat you should also consider carefully when and how you eat. It is recommended that you eat smaller meals more regularly throughout the day and take your time eating, chewing your food well. It is also advisable not eat a meal close to your bedtime.

Finally, as for every natural remedy, drink plenty of water.

(b) Lifestyle – food is not the only thing that can trigger your heartburn. The way you live your life can also be large factor in causing it.

o Weight – being overweight, you put pressure on your stomach which can cause heartburn
o Exercise – as well as helping to control your weight will benefit your body in many ways
o Raise your bed – raising the head of your bed will help gravity do its work
o Reduce stress – stress is a known factor in triggering heartburn attacks, so any way that you can reduce stress levels will have a positive effect.
o Alcohol – if you cannot eliminate alcohol completely then cutting down on alcohol intake will certainly be beneficial
o Smoking – no alternative here… QUIT SMOKING

(c) Natural Medication – there are many natural treatments and medications widely available today, mostly based on herbs, which will not produce the adverse side effects that drug based medications are known to do. Also, it is definitely worth considering holistic treatments that deal with all factors that cause heartburn and not simply the symptoms.

Prevention is always better than cure and by making changes to your diet and lifestyle you will certainly help to reduce or eliminate your heartburn. However, should you still suffer occasional attacks then natural heartburn relief in the form of herbal medication is widely available, which as well as being completely safe will almost certainly save you a lot of money.

Most conventional treatments for heartburn are temporary because they treat the symptoms and not the root cause of the problem. So, if you want to successfully and permanently rid yourself of your heartburn then you must address all the factors that contribute to the problem i.e. you must treat it holistically.