Millions of people suffer from the symptoms of acid reflux occasionally, but an alarming number of people suffer from the gnawing, burning, and the sensation of severe reflux and heartburn in the upper chest every day. This is attributed to the foods you eat or how often you eat the certain foods that trigger these symptoms. Either way, acid reflux or GERD, which stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease can go on for hours unless you know the remedies.
What is acid reflux or GERD? Acid reflux is not an illness or disease, but it is a malfunction of the lower part of the esophagus where the “door” that leads from the stomach into the lower esophagus remains open after eating, which allows digestive fluids to seep out of the stomach and into the esophagus causing irritation and heartburn. This “door’ is designed to close while food is being digested, and hot, spicy or foods that simply disagree with you will trigger it to remain open. Here are seven natural remedies for severe acid reflux with ingredients that you probably have in your cupboard.