Reflux what to take to treat it

Reflux, what to take to treat it

Reflux gastroesophageal Is due to a malfunction of the lower esophageal sphincter that leads to an upwelling of acidic material from the stomach.

Symptoms that occur

The symptoms that occur are regurgitation, retro sternal pain, bad taste in the mouth accompanied by profuse salivation. It usually occurs during or after eating, occasionally, but if, however, the condition is more frequent, it will be a real disease.

Greatly affecting reflux are lifestyles and poor eating habits, such as eating fatty and fried foods, drinking alcoholic or carbonated beverages, lying down immediately after eating heavily, as well as stress and taking certain medications.

To treat it there are several natural remedies that tend to alleviate mainly the symptoms, or you can take medication. As for natural remedies, aloe vera gel can be taken, which protects the gastric mucosa and has a healing action.

Still a decoction of fennel can be prepared that has a relaxing effect on the stomach muscles and has an anti-inflammatory effect’action.

Another remedy

Another remedy is to take a teaspoon of baking soda or marshmallow root dissolved in a glass of water, which provide immediate relief.

Or medications can be taken, again under medical or pharmacist consultation, such as:

  • Lansoprazole
  • Omeprazole
  • Rabeprazole
  • Nizatidine
  • Ranitidine

Again, antacids that contain alginates, which can reduce reflux while also protecting the esophageal mucosa.

Or drugs that can stimulate motility by improving cardia function and accelerating gastric emptying.

So much can also be done to prevent the occurrence of reflux by changing diet, how to eat and lifestyle (avoid smoking and acidic foods such as chocolate, mint, coffee, alcohol, tomatoes and citrus fruits).

Keeping in mind that mainly obese people suffer from reflux, it is good to reduce or control body weight as well (especially abdominal girth).