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Changing Your Diet’s Better Than Drugs for Acid Reflux

If you’ve got acid reflux, you may come to dread the time of night when you are a couple of hours past eating dinner—that feeling of pain that arises in your chest or throat, sometimes accompanied by a burning sensation and bitter taste in your mouth. In fact, it’s that persistent discomfort after dining that probably caused you to visit the doctor for a prescription to get some relief. But you may want to get rid of those potentially deadly medications, because new research suggests alleviating your acid reflux may be as simple as improving your diet.

Prilosec and other heartburn drugs can double risk of kidney failure, study finds

By Gutierrez: (NaturalNews) Popular heartburn drugs available over-the-counter as well as by prescription can double the risk of acute kidney failure, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and published in the journal CMAJ Open on April 16.

Six natural ways to combat heartburn


Heartburn, which is not really related to the heart at all, is a widespread condition that occurs when a person experiences acid reflux. Acid reflux is when stomach acid, mixed with partially digested food or liquids, move into the throat and esophagus of a person, causing irritation.

The lucky 12 solutions to acid reflux


It is estimated that at least 50% of Americans suffer with acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The condition occurs mostly after consuming fatty foods such as pizza. Most people's first response is to reach for the nearest antacid medication. But before you are forced to deal with side effects or worry about mixing the antacid with any other medications you might be taking, keep reading to garner some information on a more natural alternative. An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, but it will help with problem meals. So let's go over the disease itself, its causes, symptoms and the other 12 natural ways to end acid reflux.

Heartburn: The true cause of your acid reflux


Do you suffer from heartburn? Before you turn to the antacids, proton pump inhibitors, and prescription medications, make sure you actually need them. Stomach acid is necessary for proper nutrient absorption, proper digestion, and to prevent bacterial growth. If you rely on medications to ease the pain, you may be setting yourself up for future problems.