Since prescribed and over the counter medications most of the time has undesired side effects, it is vital to first look for natural remedies for any disease or condition, especially for one that is likely to reoccur. Acid reflux is a predominant condition that unless the causes are addressed once and for all, is likely to occur very frequently. Natural remedies are the best to deal with this condition but the first natural cure for acid reflux should be finding a way to prevent it. If you have been suffering from this condition, you will most likely know what causes it and either deal with it or avoid it completely.
Acid reflux may not be a serious problem but if it is recurring, it is best to seek medical attention form a doctor. When natural treatments fail, it is a serious problem although this is very unlikely. There are a number of herbal remedies for acid influx including the most common chamomile, slippery elm, meadowsweet, fennel, cancer bush, gentian root, angelica root, catnip, ginger root and Aloe Vera. Before it gets to this point, it is important to prevent this condition by identifying what causes it.
Acid reflux is as a result of acid in the stomach climbing out the esophagus from the stomach. The condition is characterized by a painful gush of fluid upwards from the stomach, uncomfortable feeling, heartburn and soaring of the throat. There are a number of acid reflux medication and treatments but it is better to avoid it than to wait to treat. This condition is caused by poor dietary habits, over consumption of acid rich foods and drinks and weakening of the LES (lower esophageal sphincter), the muscles that are responsible for ensuring that food flow only one way into the stomach. Other causes of this condition include alcoholism, smoking and esophageal cancer.