Problems in the digestive system should not be neglected. There are different digestive system disorders or diseases that are most often neglected by many people. The most common digestive problem is the acid reflux or gastro-esophageal reflux disease, mostly known as heartburn. Acid reflux affects different ages from infants to young children and adults as well and I had it pretty bad prior to a low-carb diet free of sugar and starch. This disorder should be given special attention because it can lead to a more serious problem that could affect the respiratory system, not to mention it’s extremely uncomfortable. I had acid reflux so bad that I would often wake up choking as the acid flooded my esophagus while sleeping leaving me with a sore throat for a day or so afterwards. Not fun, as you can imagine.
Acid reflux is determined through the symptoms associated with it. Symptoms such as a burning sensation in the chest or throat, wheezing, hoarseness or other symptoms associated to it should never be neglected because these symptoms of acid reflux also are similar to heart attack. I’ve known people who have ended up in the emergency room panicked that they are indeed having a heart attack, when in fact it was just really bad acid reflux.
Of course, if you experience these symptoms you should immediately consult a doctor to determine if you have acid reflux disease or symptoms of a heart attack. Once you’ve been diagnosed with acid reflux, prescription medications usually follow to aid in this condition to prevent further problems.
Fortunately, advancements in medical treatment have been introduced lately, making it possible for individuals with acid reflux to undergo medical surgery, as such, providing a permanent remedy for acid reflux in a fast surgical procedure. On the other hand, acid reflux surgery can be quite expensive and who really wants to go under the knife if there are natural remedies to rid of the problem?
As most people know, acid reflux or heartburn can occur at anytime but are likely to occur after having a heavy meal with high acidic foods. The usual recommendation is to avoid highly acidic foods including fried, fatty foods, and chocolate. It’s also recommended that you should exclude foods with tomatoes and citrus fruits because tomatoes and citrus fruits are very acidic as well. Also, food with spices such as garlic, onions, red or black pepper and chili powder can cause the condition to flare. These sorts of foods can lead to more severe symptoms that could affect the respiratory system. Fatty foods like hamburgers and hotdogs is one of the risks in triggering this painful condition. Certain vegetables like cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli cause acid reflux also. Most of all, it is highly recommended to avoid caffeine found in teas, coffee and sodas. Caffeine causes acid gastric secretion that can lead to the problem.
I disagree, the food that should be avoided are sugary and starchy foods. The carbs are definitely the culprit. Since going low-carb my acid reflux has completely cleared up and the relief was just about immediate. Within weeks of kicking the carbs I was cured!
Did you suffer from acid reflux before you kicked the carbs?