Whats does cramps with out any periods for two months mean?
One out of ten adults is afflicted with acid reflux disease in
their lifetime. Medical complications can occur if it isn’t treated
soon enough. A common symptom is heartburn and it becomes worse
over time. It should not be discounted.
Acid reflux is known as GERD. The esophagus’s lining becomes
damaged. This is because stomach acid returns to the esophagus and
builds up. Then the esophagus inflames. What results is
regurgitation, heartburn, chest pain, or hoarseness.
There are effective ways to treat acid reflux. It can be treated
naturally or with medication.
Over-the-counter medication is one way to treat acid reflux. For
mild symptoms of acid reflux antacids such as Alka=Seltzer, Pepto
Bismol, Pepcid, Rolaids, or Maalox are recommended.
Helping to control acid reflux symptoms are prescription drugs.
See your physician to obtain these.
There are nutritional supplements that can eliminate the need
for medication. One is the amino acid glutamine which has
anti-inflammatory properties. Aloe vera is another natural
supplement to use. Herbal licorice is believed to decrease the acid
level in the stomach. Taking apple cider vinegar may seem
counter-intuitive, but it seems to calm down stomach acid. Baking
soda works as an antacid for those with normal blood pressure and
for those not on a sodium restricted diet.
Specific foods need to be avoided. Spicy foods, onions, tomato
based foods, fried foods, and fatty foods should be shunned. They
tend to churn up the stomach acid.
Substituting smaller meals every two hours instead of having
three large meals a day can be helpful. Not eating within three
hours of bedtime is also a good idea.
Slowing down for meals will be a boon. To assist the stomach to
relax it is beneficial to meditate or do deep breathing for a few
minutes before meals.
The head of your bed can be raised up half of a foot higher than
the end of the bed. This assists stomach acid to keep in the
Your lifestyle needs to be modified. Losing weight is crucial.
It is optimal to treat acid reflux by not drinking alcohol and not
smoking. Avoiding caffeinated drinks is also a wise decision.
That depends on how old you are, what medications you've been
taking, what your level of physical exercise is, how bad the cramps
are, whether or not you have any other "female health problems" and
whether you are pregnant or not. If you are having a problem such
as this you should be examined by your doctor. Lynn, RN