When someone says that he suffers from heartburn refers to a symptom that can respond to various gastric disorders, for this reason to modify certain behaviors can prevent many of the problems associated with acidity.
The esophagus is the hose that starts in the pharynx ending at the cardia (upper stomach) and heartburn occurs when stomach acid flows into the esophagus, because it has no overlying mucosa of the stomach as.
Both functional dyspepsia, including gastritis and peptic ulcers, are responsible for what is commonly known as heartburn. Until recently it was thought that all these diseases were caused by acid hyper-secretion, however, is now known that the cause of most disorders of the gastric mucosa is the bacteria.
Also, when it makes extensive use of analgesics often be disturbed defense and repair of the stomach mucosa and cause an increased susceptibility to acid attack.
Generally, beyond the causes heartburn can lead to behaviors and habits exist that predispose one to suffer from these disorders. As such, there are foods that can be incorporated into the daily diet and help to control heartburn. Also take into account that in a diet for heartburn is important to take into account both the quality and quantity of food consumed and the frequency with which they perform the same intake.
As general guidelines and may cite the following:
- Intakes of low volume and high frequency: At least six meals a day should be breakfast, mid morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, lunch and dinner. If dinner is done early is no need to snack in the afternoon and you can go to eat at night.
- Food temperatures is very important that food is neither too cold nor too hot. It is advisable to eat them warm.
- Method of cooking: It is important when it comes to raw fruits and vegetables that are peeled and seeded ingest. As for the meat should not be too cooked, preferably boiled meat cooking.
- Eat more white meat: Because they are less irritating than red, as it is digested faster and spend less time in the stomach.
- Avoid fat: Despite a normal diet should contain a perfect balance for food, in these cases should be avoided completely.
- Sweets: Avoid drinking in excess.
- Milk: At one time was a mainstay of treatment for heartburn, but in fact stimulates the secretion of gastric acid. Should not eliminate it completely but it is advisable to consume in small quantities and if possible by installments.
- Raw fibers, spices and caffeine: About All Bran in excess, very strong seasonings like pepper and caffeine are all highly irritating to the gastric mucosa.
- Alcohol: Produces acid secretion is usually advised as alcohol consumption and diluted in minimum quantities.
- Snuff: is a risk factor for the occurrence of ulcers and their complications.
There are other lifestyle changes both food and general living that can help normalize gastric problems such as: incorporating physical activity or measures that reduce stress.
Also, the specialist may indicate some other medications such as antacids, H2 blockers, anti-proton pump.