If you have ever experienced the discomfort of heartburn, you will know that it’s not something you want to repeat. But unfortunately for many people the burning sensation of heartburn occurs time and time again. Heartburn is the unmistakable symptom of acid reflux and fortunately there are natural remedies for heartburn that can make a big difference.
What is Heartburn?
Acid reflux happens when the ring of muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter, which controls the passage of food into the stomach, relaxes and loosens when it is normally tight. This means that acid from the stomach leaks back up into your esophagus. This causes heartburn.
Heartburn causes symptoms like a burning sensation in the throat and pain in the upper chest, discomfort in the upper abdomen, and stomach ache. You may also experience a sour taste in the mouth, a feeling of fullness, belching, and nausea. You are more likely to experience heartburn after eating a large meal, when lifting something or bending over, or when you are lying on your back in bed at night.
Occasional heartburn is not something to worry about and can usually be remedied with some of these natural solutions, or by changing the diet to eliminate problem foods.