6 Warning signs of “acid reflux”
- Abdominal distension and flatulence
Symptoms will be similar to those of gastroenteritis This is owing to the esophageal sphincter’s inability to completely seal. When the esophagus must be constricted to allow food to pass from the stomach to the small intestine. Bloating and abdominal distension are caused by the back of food entering the esophagus, both in the abdomen and the chest cavity.
- A sour burp, or a sour or bitter liquid, emerges from the throat.
They usually appear after eating a heavy meal.
- Difficulty swallowing or a sore throat when swallowing
Acid reflux causes the neck muscles to come into contact. triggering muscular contractions
- Chest pain like there’s something stuck in throat.
Acid reflux causes pain in the chest cavity, which is caused by acid reflux up the esophagus. They activate the esophageal nerves
- Burning pain in the chest
due to a rise in abdominal pressure This causes the stomach’s acid and food to flow up into the esophagus. The esophagus might be irritated by a burning discomfort in the chest.
- Vomiting and Nausea
Food backflow into the esophagus causes this condition. This symptom frequently occurs after a heavy meal.
However, these six warning signs are only early stages of GERD symptoms. to prevent the disease from intensifying. The primary care method is Avoid spicy food, vinegar, lemon juice, tomato juice, pepper. Avoid chocolate, oily food, coffee, tea. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Wear clothing that is not tight or tight. Try to sit up straight and try to find herbs to help you recover. Relieve symptoms such as turmeric, which contains important substances. essential oils and curcuminoids, yellow-orange substances.
Studying the pharmacological effects of turmeric has revealed many interesting studies on relieving symptoms of gastrointestinal diseases such as carminatives, relieving flatulence, and indigestion. A study in patients with dyspepsia found that taking turmeric in powder form Turmeric 500 mg each time (containing curcuminoids 9.6% and essential oil 8%) 4 times a day for 7 days or turmeric capsules 250 mg 2 capsules 3 times a day after meals or extracts. Turmeric 162 mg daily for 28 days can relieve symptoms of indigestion. The patient’s symptoms improved. This usually alleviates nausea and stomach discomfort. The efficacy is close to receiving carminative drugs. Peptic ulcer medication with 150 mg of ranitidine
Turmeric also has the effect of preventing stomach ulcers. stimulate the secretion of mucus or mucin (mucin) to coat the stomach and inhibit the secretion of gastric acid and gastric juice. and anti-inflammatory In a study, patients with gastric and intestinal ulcers took turmeric capsules 600 and 1,000 mg/day. Divide orally 4 times a day before meals and at bedtime for 12 weeks. It helps heal stomach ulcers, similar to the use of antacids. The group received turmeric to show that the wound had healed and would not come back. and taking 1 gram of turmeric powder daily after breakfast and dinner together with sulfasalazine, sulfasalazine, or mesalamine, which are used to treat inflammatory bowel disease, according to a study. It will give better results than using modern medicine alone.
- Article, Turmeric…Khunpol, the conqueror of gastrointestinal diseases, Kanokporn Athawongsa, Herbal Information Office, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University
- Article, How to take care of yourself in acid reflux, Dr. Piyaphan Prukpanich, Chulalongkorn Hospital Thai Red Cross Society
Sorted by Thai Health Products (THP)