This reflux is caused due to the weak functioning of the muscle covering the top of the esophagus. The acid can damage the lining of the esophagus. The fluid from our stomach travels back in the throat causing the damage. Let us discuss all the remedies in brief.
Remedies for acid reflux
Apple and the Apple cider vinegar: Apple is the best cure on many health problems. Rich in vitamins, it is also the best cure against the reflux. It is also liked by children or even can be fed to babies by crushing it. So children and infants suffering from this reflux can also take the advantage. Apple cider vinegar is made from the apple juice. It is also available in the pills form but due faster absorption the liquid form is more effective. Moreover the pills may not come in the purest form.
Medicines: Many medicines are available in the market today as a remedy against acid reflux. The doctor may prescribe the medicines depending on the reflux. These medicines though effective can bring along many side effects also.
Acid reflux pillow: This pillow is specially made for the people suffering from acid reflux. Its head portion is slightly raised which keeps the head on a little higher position, approximately 6 to 8 inches above the normal position. The upper body can be comfortably rested on this pillow. It can be used by children and pregnant women also. As this pillow comes in a separate covering it can be taken along wherever you go.
Natural remedies: Natural remedies can include home remedies and the herbal remedies also. Drinking lot of water will help in washing out the impurities from the body. Daily consumption of 8 to 10 glasses is considered normal and will help in keeping the digestive system clean. Including fresh vegetables and fruits in the regular diet can be effective remedy. Garlic can also bring down the level of the acid.
Home/ herbal remedies: Adding various herbs like pepper, mint, ginger, amla, jesthamadh also gives a long lasting effect against the reflux. And they can be eaten in small quantities.
Surgeries: These surgeries are performed to tighten the loose valve of the esophagus. Approximate time needed for this surgery is 30 minutes and the patient can get discharged in a day or two after the operation. Your doctor can guide you over this correctly. The surgery may require to be repeated after few years. With the above remedies the intensity of the reflux can be brought under control.