Woman suffering from GERD (acid reflux) and feeling heartburn symptoms due to stomach acid.

Acid Reflux (GERD): Causes, Prevention, Natural Treatments

Complete Guide to GERD (Acid Reflux)

Natural Treatments for GERD (Acid Reflux)

Aloe Vera
Baking Soda / Sodium Bi
Hyaluronic Acid / Hyalu
Licorice / Yashtimadhu
Apple Cider Vinegar
Vitamin B12

GERD (Acid Reflux) Dos and Don'ts

Try to eat smaller meal portions more frequently. This way, your body doesn’t have to digest large portions of food at once, lowering the production of stomach acid.  

With the help of a book or another solid flat object, raise the end of your bed where your head rests 10 to 20cm (4 to 8 inches) higher. The height difference will keep the

If you must sleep during the daytime, experiment sleeping in a chair or on the back of the couch. This is because when the body's angle is high, it keep the stomach

Try using a different pillow, preferably a larger one, to stop acid reflux at night. Larger pillows help keep your head elevated which can help alleviate GERD symptoms. You can

Acidic or pasty foods can trigger acid reflux. Some types of food and beverages that people should avoid include chocolate, fried and fatty food, coffee, peppermint, tomatoes, egg

Coffee and tea can trigger acid reflux because they relax the muscles in the lower esophageal sphincter (LES).

Excess weight can increase the pressure inside the abdomen causing the stomach to move upwards towards the chest, resulting in a hiatal hernia.  Abdominal pressure

Avoid wearing clothes that compress the waist or abdomen because it can add pressure on the abdomen. This can lead to GERD symptoms because it may push acid and food in

Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol may trigger GERD because alcohol can damage the esophageal mucosa and weaken the lower esophageal sphincter.

Avoid smoking or chewing tobacco because smoking can trigger the increased production of stomach acid, which can lead to acid reflux and other correlated symptoms. This can

It is advised not to eat at least 3 hours before going to bed. Although there's limited evidence to support this but some observational studies showed that eating before

It is advised to eat less than 4 ounces of chocolate because big quantities might weaken the lower esophageal sphincter. Some observational studies also showed

It is important to avoid all kinds of citrus fruits and juices because they are acidic and would increase heart burn. Some of these fruits include: lemon, orange, grape

Avoid fatty foods because they weaken the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), allowing food to backflow from the stomach. These foods include full fat dairy products, fries,

Weight gain has been associated with GERD. That's why it's important to avoid high calories drinks throughout the week. These drinks contain a minimum of 500 calories

Dairy products made from cow’s milk may not cause acid reflux but they are one of the most common triggers of acid reflux and may worsen its symptoms. This is because of the

Carbonated beverages can increase acid in the stomach and relax the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). They should be strictly avoided.

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