How To Stop Acid Reflux | How To Treat Acid Reflux (2018)

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1 in 10 people get acid reflux almost every day and if that includes you

I'm gonna give you some great tips that should really help, now let's begin

okay so first let me explain to you acid reflux and heartburn but bear with me

a a couple of seconds because I've thought of a really creative way to explain it to you

so here's my masterpiece obviously it's not to scale but you have

to use your imagination a bit the glass part is your oesophagus the green balloon

is your stomach and the black tape is your lowest sphincter now the lower

sphincter is a muscular valve which lets food in one way so food and liquid come

down into your stomach one way through this now here's the fun bit the lower

sphincter closes and prevents food from the stomach and stomach acid from refluxing

back into the oesophagus but if it opens too far or doesn't close tight

enough then this stomach acid can reflux back up like so, so this is what leads

to acid reflux or Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease otherwise known as GORD

for short which is the more chronic severe version of acid reflux and they

both cause that burning sensation in the chest

which everyone calls heartburn so heartburn is a symptom of acid reflux

and GORD and I hope that helps clear things up and one last thing the other

symptoms of acid reflux include an acid taste in your mouth

wind, belching, bloating and possibly a dry persistent cough now let's move on

to tips so remember the oesophageal sphincter well there are ways to make

this stronger and prevent acid reflux smoking, drinking alcohol and being