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Are you dealing with acid reflux? You might be surprised at how this can occur and the symptoms that present themselves. In addition to heartburn, you may feel bloated, nauseous, or a throat lump from acid reflux. To prevent these symptoms, read the following tips.

Acid reflux symptoms are often worse when eating habits are poor. Many people eat lots of food very quickly. This is not the right way to eat, and it is likely to cause acid reflux problems. Instead, you should eat only until you are satisfied, not full. You need to learn to eat at a conservative pace. Chew your food thoroughly and rest between bites.

Elevating the head of your bed can work wonders to sooth nighttime acid reflux. You can be creative about what you use. Boards, old books, bricks and so forth will all work just as well to elevate the head of your bed. There are beds which are electronically controlled which you can use as well.

Acid reflux is common in pregnant women. A growing child puts pressure on the stomach, which can push the acids of the stomach into the windpipe. Stick to foods that are low in fat and acid in order to keep the symptoms from popping up. Also, you can try soothing teas.

Raise up your bed's headboard. This can be done by using bricks, blocks of wood or by getting those raisers that are built for lifting up a bed. Ideally, the head of your bed should be a half a foot higher than the foot. This keeps acid in your stomach where it belongs.

Learn how to combat stress. Stress is one of the catalysts of acid in your stomach, which is directly related to heartburn and inflammation. Learn to manage your stress, or get rid of the ones you can.

Do not drink when you are eating a meal. The muscle of your lower esophageal sphincter relaxes under the pressure when liquids are added to the food in the stomach. This allows the material from your stomach to flow into the esophagus and attack its lining.

If you're pregnant, your baby's weight may be pushing against the stomach causing acid reflux. Ask your doctor what you should if it happens to you.

Try using slippery elm lozenges for your acid reflux. The active ingredient in the lozenge provides a protective coating for your digestive tract. When taken as a lozenge, slippery elm can lessen the cough associated with reflux, and can soothe your irritated throat. You can find them at most health food stores.

While a food that tastes acidic seems like it would cause stomach problems, that isn't necessarily the case. Lemons and other seemingly acidic foods become alkaline when digested. If you have acid reflux, this can be extremely confusing. Learn how to keep your acid reflux under control by finding out the pH of various foods you eat.

There are millions of people afflicted with acid reflux. About a third of all people experience symptoms of acid reflux. If it has happened to you, remember to utilize the tips you have read. They will be beneficial to you in the future.

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