Natural Remedies For Acid Reflux During Pregnancy

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Ginger RootMore than 80% of pregnant women complain of acid reflux.  Sudden surge of progesterone hormones to keep the smooth muscles in the uterus relaxed also affect other organs like stomach and esophagus, which in turn leads to ailments like increased gastric acidily and acid refulx disease. Moreover, the  growing size of uterus puts pressure on the stomach in the later stages of preganancy, this accompanied with the relaxation of the valve or barrier between stomach and esophagus (food pipe) form the other major causes of acid reflux. If not managed on time, the condition can cause serious health hazards like gastric ulcers, corrosion of respiratory tract leading to breathing problems, severe heartburn and in rare cases can lead to stomach cancer. All these symptoms are enough to harm your growing baby and also cause complicati. The most potent way to treat acid reflux is natural remedies as medications are ineffective in providing relief. Here are some of the most effective natural remedies for acid reflux that can be safely consumed during pregnancy...


 


Top Natural Cures for Acid Reflux


 


 


Along with natural remedies, you need to take certain dietary precautions to ward off the discomfort. Avoid carbonated and caffeinated beverages. You should eliminate tomatoes, vinegar, sauce, chilies, fried foods, citrus fruits, alcohol, cream sauce, coffee or tea and chocolates. Take meals three hours before crawling to bed and include small snacks in between meals to avoid acidity. Now read on to know top remedies for the same…


 


1. Ginger Root:


 


It is very soothing on stomach and is known to to absorb the stomach acids and have calming effect on nerves as well. It has a calming ingredient called gingerol that makes it a potent therapeutic remedy for digestive problems, stomach ulcers and very effective in acid reflux and heartburn. Take ginger in its raw form or in capsular form.


 


2. Apple cider Vinegar:


 


It cures acid reflux like nothing before. It soothes your stomach lining, makes the acidic environment more alkaline, kills bacteria that cause acid reflux, decreases symptoms of heartburn and you experience less episodes of belching. You will definitely experience lesser bouts of acid reflux.


 


3. Fennel seeds :


 


Fennel seeds are very effective in stopping acid from bouncing back to food pipe. It also soothes inner lining of stomach and decreases acid accumulation in stomach. Take one cup of strained water with fennel and see the results in a week.


We hope the above discussed natural remedies for acid reflux will benefit you and you will live up a safe pregnancy for sure.


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