What is GERD?
GERD, or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, is a condition, which stomach acid and other substances make their way up past the mechanism that is designed to stop these substances. GERD is most common in adults over forty, but it can really affect just about anyone. This condition in infants can happen, however this require expert medical attention and should be dealt with caution. To make sure everyone visiting this site and reading our articles, if you have a life-threatening ailment, you need to make sure you head to the hospital. Nr. 1 Natural Cures focuses on preventive care, such as Acid Reflux, Acne, and GERD.
In cases such as a pregnancy, GERD can happen on a regular basis; however, due to the nature of pregnancies, it is often best that the new mother use natural methods to cure various ailments such as GERD. Mainstream medicines can often be unpredictable in how they can interact with just the patient, but when the patient is also carrying an infant, foreign medical substances can have a disastrous affect.
GERD’s symptoms can often be manifested in trouble swallowing, chest pains and other small indicators that the body is not naturally digesting food. The culprit is the cardia, a small “door” that malfunctions in the throat. When this occurs, these alkaline and hydrochloric acidic substances can make their way past that open door and invade the patient’s throat and even the mouth. This can painful, uncomfortable, and even cause bad breathe.
GERD’s symptoms can most often be manifested in Acid Reflux like pain. We already went over the subject of Acid Reflux in an earlier article and we discussed how painful it could be. So, if you are experiencing these symptoms, you should immediately begin naturally treating GERD. Some symptoms include irritability, bad breathe, sleep apnea, and pain. Also in infants, dirty diapers will often be acidic and the baby can even become very uncomfortable when laying them down on a flat surface.
Much of how one can cure Acid Reflux is also the same with GERD, as these two problems are very similar in nature. So, having a well balanced diet, low in caffeine and spicy foods are instrumentally important in curing GERD. Acidic foods have a tendency to cause much pain in these cases due to the body’s necessary reaction to need to digest these foods with even more hydrochloric acid. It would be best to stay away from tomatoes, as well as lemons and oranges (anything with high amounts of citric acid) can cause you major problems.
Ginger root mixed with honey also has a major tendency to be a natural cure due to their pH lowering properties and their ability to neutralize lots of gastrointestinal problems. Ginger root also has many ant oxidants so this is always an excellent supplement to engage.
Ground Cumin on your regular food as a type of spice, in place of more acidic spices, will naturally lower your stomach gases.
Skim Milk also can lower the pH of the stomach, as it is a natural basic substance. This will naturally take away the acid that causes so much discomfort.