Natural Ways to Relieve Heartburn

Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 08:57 AM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
"Doc, my heartburn is killing me," may be more on target than you know. A new study reveals that people with frequent heartburn, not just those suffering a severe problem with acid reflux called GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), are much more likely to develop throat cancer than folks who never have heartburn.
 
And problems with heartburn are spreading like wildfire, possibly because of increased obesity, diabetes, and inactivity. A 2011 study of industrialized nations found that from 1997 to 2009, the number of folks who have heartburn at least once a week soared by 47 percent.

So, here's what you can (and should) do to prevent heartburn before it gets the better of you.
 
1. Identify and avoid your heartburn triggers: Keep a food diary that tracks what you eat and when you get heartburn. One of the most common food triggers is fatty food. It causes your lower esophageal sphincter, the flap of tissue that keeps stomach acid in the stomach, to get lazy and loose, allowing acid into the esophagus. (Ouch!) Other frequent triggers: alcohol, citrus, chocolate, tomatoes, and coffee.
 
2. Lose weight if you need to. Being overweight doubles your chance for heartburn. Losing 10 percent of your body weight can give heartburn the boot.
 
3. Exercise regularly. Physical activity helps your digestive system work better and promotes weight loss. So, get a pedometer and walk (a few steps more every day) until you're up to 10,000 steps daily. And go to Realage.com to enjoy our simple, effective and fun walking program.

© King Features Syndicate

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Calling All Cauliflower

Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 09:45 AM

This nubby member of the Brassica genus often gets dismissed as a pale imitation of its heartier relatives, like broccol . . .

Best Aspirin Dosage After Heart Attack

Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 10:00 AM

It's said that new habits die easily but old habits die hard , and that seems to be especially true when it comes to doc . . .

Don't Bring Baby to Bed

Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 09:46 AM

Fortunately, since 1992 when the American Academy of Pediatrics first recommended that infants sleep only on their backs . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved