Gastroesophageal reflux disease is sometimes referred to as heartburn,
- A chronic, prone to recurrence of disease caused by
abnormal reflux of gastric or duodenal contents into the esophagus.
This is one of the most common digestive diseases c
Over a long and life-threatening complications.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease affects not only adults,
and children, and even infants, so it is very important to know the symptoms and be able to prevent
bouts of heartburn.
Heartburn is the consumption of various products, such as chocolate,
citrus, spicy, fatty and salty foods. In combination with the wrong time
eating (too early or too late), and eating too much unhealthy food
It contributes to weight gain and obesity. Thus, to avoid heartburn
due to gastroesophageal reflux disease, you need to change the diet.
Proper diet rather quickly eases heartburn. Finding
the correct ratio of food consumed, you will cope with heartburn.
Make a diet with a sufficiently high content of vegetable protein, and a small fraction
starch and sweets.
Consumption of large quantities of sugar aggravates heartburn.
Sugar irritating the epithelium of the esophagus and stomach and stimulates the release of
Gastric acid. As a result of sugar fermentation gas formed gastric,
and a high content of sugar promotes the growth of gastric bacteria
which, according to medical research, can cause the development of chronic gastric ulcers. Discontinue or dramatically reduce the consumption of sugar and all
Alcohol is one of the few substances that
absorbed directly in the stomach; most of the power is absorbed into the components
small intestine. Alcohol, like sugar, has a direct
traumatic effect on the stomach lining and stimulates increased
gastric acid secretion. Furthermore, it loosens sphincter in the bottom of
esophagus, causing casting of stomach acid into the esophagus becomes
more likely. Discontinue or dramatically reduce the consumption of alcoholic
Essential oil of peppermint also relaxes the esophageal sphincter.
foods (beverage, chewing gum and the like. d.) Avoid flavored
Chocolate almost immediately reduces the closing force of the sphincter
esophagus. Here culprit apparently is caffeine-like substance,
contained in chocolate. Discontinue or dramatically reduce the consumption of chocolate in the
Due to the caffeine contained in coffee and tea which can also be
relax the sphincter and cause casting of gastric acid into the esophagus. Gradually
get rid of the addiction to caffeine. Do this slowly enough
avoid caffeine abstinence symptoms: sleepiness, irritability,
Fatty foods almost immediately leads to a relaxation of the sphincter
esophagus and threw acid at him. Try to limit your fat intake
so that they accounted for 30% of the calories of the diet and that their
absorption distributed throughout the day.
Although it appears that the milk has a calming effect on
upset stomach, in fact it only temporarily neutralize
gastric acid, after which the content is increased even more than
before. Dairy products are really necessary to you as a source of
high-quality protein, but uses them in combination with other food and
Do not use as a remedy for heartburn.
Orange juice can impair coordination undulating
esophageal muscle movements, resulting in spasm, especially in those cases
when the lining of the esophagus is already irritated acid. No matter how pleasant this product
cut its one-time consumption of up to 50 ml.
Spices, especially such as peppers or
peppers powder contain corrosive acids that directly irritate
lining of the stomach and leads to heartburn. Avoid spices, especially in
the period of acute heartburn.
Products of tomatoes - juice, paste, sauces - can irritate
the wall of the stomach and esophagus directly, as well as disrupt the coordinated
esophageal muscle action, directing the food in the stomach.
To quickly eliminate heartburn, doctors recommend consuming
milk, although milk products stimulate the production of stomach acid, the
thus exacerbating reflux disease.
Also, when a systematic heartburn regularly is very important fraction
food, so lunch should be on the meager opportunities, but a few
hours for them must follow the dinner, for example, unsweetened tea
Diet for heartburn should be rich in complex carbohydrates, which are
found in bread, rice and pasta; complex carbohydrates regulate the production of stomach
acid, helping to avoid heartburn.
Chew your food thoroughly and eat without haste, and remember that
one meal should take an average of at least 20 minutes - this time,
necessary for the assimilation of all contained in the food nutrients.
During the meal, and immediately after it is necessary to
maintain a straight position of the body, for at least 45 minutes.
We also recommend eating small fractional portions, as
frequent meals helps to normalize the production of stomach acid.
Doctors and nutritionists also recommend enrich the diet with plant
proteins, such as beans and lentils, which should replace animal proteins.
In addition, to reduce heartburn, care must be taken not only
for what you eat, but also when and in what quantities. it's desirable
eat at least six times a day, that is, to divide customary breakfast,
lunch and dinner in half.
For more information on diet for heartburn can be
contact your doctor, nutritionist or gastroenterologist. Your doctor can help
create personalized diet that meets your needs and
state of health.