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Eight True And False Of Heartburn Myths

Posted Sep 07 2008 8:14pm

Heartburn treatment 1. Only Eat Bland Foods

Heartburn treatment

False. Eating bland foods may not exacerbate heartburn symptoms but it is not a cure. Taking steps to Find the source of the problem is far more likely to realize a cure than changing diet to bland foods alone.

2. Don’t Eat Acidic Foods

False. Some heartburn sufferers will report that acidic foods and drinks such as orange juice will trigger a reflux but actually the acid is not the problem. In order to discover what works and what doesn’t, a food diary should be kept.

3. Heartburn Is Excess Acid

False. Common belief is that there is too much acid in the stomach but really the acid travels up the oesophagus causing the reflux instead of remaining in the stomach. Most conventional medication available claims to reduce acid in the stomach, these work by laying a barrier across the top of the acid to stop it traveling up the oesophagus. The reason this isn’t flagged as being mis-advertised is that it controls the acid and doesn’t claim to rid it altogether. In order to stop heartburn, other factors need to be looked at.

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