- Many people get occasional bouts of acid dyspepsia, usually related to a temporary problem such as having eaten rich, spicy foods or have eaten too quickly when feeling rushed and stressed . If the symptoms happen very regularly, you may need to look more carefully at what you eat and how fast you eat it. If there is persistent discomfort, seek professional treatment.
- HEARTBURN SYMPTOMS: When excess acid leads back up into the gullet, this inflames and irritates the lining of the oesophagus and the feeling of heartburn is produced (if this is ignored it can turn into Oesophageal Reflux and if not treating and looked after can turn into stomach cancer). Taking antacid tablets regularly may not only mask underlying problems, but can also be counter-productive as the stomach tries to compensate by creating more acid.
- herb INFUSION REMEDY: Chamomile(Chamomilla recutita): a relaxant and anti-inflammatory remedy that helps the whole digestive tract; if acid symptoms are related to stress and/ over-eating of rich foods, this herb makes an excellent choice. Meadowsweet(Filipendula ulmaria): although chemically related to aspirin, meadowsweet is soothing for an inflamed stomach (but may need to be avoided if there is a hypersensitivity to salicylates such as aspirin) and reduces acidity. Slippery Elm(Ulmus fulva): this is highly soothing to inflamed gullet or stomach, and may be taken before meals, either as tablets or mixing 5ml(1 tsp) of the pure powder in a little warm water - it lives up to its name as it goes down, coating and soothing the membranes.
- NATUROPATHY: often a glass of milk is suggested as a temporary measure, to neutralize the acid. This is not always suitable, and certainly not on a regular basis, as dairy produce can create its own digestive problems. It may be helpful to avoid solids for up to 24 hours after a bad bout of acid heartburn. Using a hot compress over the abdomen can relieve pains. Avoid coffee, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, pastries or spicy foods for a couple of days, and if prone to this complaint, then try to slowly cut them out.
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