Whether after a hearty meal, through poor nutrition or because of a malfunction of the sphincter between the stomach and esophagus - almost half of all Austrians regularly suffer from heartburn!
Heartburn - What is it?
It's pretty sour in the human stomach. On the one hand this is important for digestion, on the other hand these hospitable conditions ensure that germs in the stomach can be killed. The gastric mucosa does not mind this, as it is specially "made" for it. But if the acidic and aggressive stomach contents flow into the esophagus, the mucous membrane there is particularly irritated, which leads to a burning pain behind the breastbone, the so-called heartburn. "Acid belching" is used when the gastric juice can penetrate into the oral cavity.
This reflux disease is abbreviated GERD in medical parlance and should not be taken lightly if it occurs regularly.
- Upper abdominal pain
- pain when swallowing
- burning in the throat
- difficulty swallowing
Why do I have heartburn?
If the sphincter between the esophagus and stomach does not function optimally, acidic gastric juice can flow back into the esophagus and there irritate and damage the unprotected mucous membrane. Food that is too greasy, hearty, alcohol, spicy foods, coffee, tea, fruit juices, chocolate, tomatoes, vinegar, onions and an improper diet are also common trigger from heartburn.
The burning sore throat usually occurs 1-2 hours after a meal or when bending over and lying down.
There are numerous in acute cases Home remedies that provide pain relief for severe heartburn. However, if the heartburn recurs regularly, the cause must be clarified by a doctor and, if necessary, medically treated!
The best home remedies for heartburn
- Also prevented Celery tea the burning sensation in the throat: Simply chop fresh celery leaves and bring to the boil with water, leave for 5-10 minutes, strain and drink lukewarm after eating. This prevents the build-up of too much stomach acid. If that is too "awkward" for you, you can simply eat celery as a side dish or salad with your meal. This neutralizes the high acid content in gastric juice.
- Another secret recipe for heartburn is Centaury tea: This herb can be bought in pharmacies. Pour 400 ml of cold water over 1 teaspoon of the herb in the evening, strain in the morning and drink sip by sip at room temperature. While it tastes quite bitter, it is extremely effective for heartburn. The centaury can also be used for flatulence, bloating and indigestion.
- Who regularly before each meal 1/8 liter of natural, fermented milk Potato juice drinks from health food stores, also binds excess stomach acid.
- It is also very effective if you mash the almonds and stir them into a pulp with a little milk.
Or you can dissolve 1 teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water and drink it.
And a shot of freshly squeezed carrot juice has also proven itself in the fight against the burning sensation in the throat.