Problems with stomach acid? This helps!

It is uncomfortable. Your esophagus burns, you have a feeling of pressure from the upper abdomen on the breastbone to the neck – and most horrible: you come up again and again stomach acid. "Ah, you have too much acid in your stomach," is usually the first reaction when telling people about the acid regurgitation and heartburn. But that's not correct.

Why do I always have to bellow?

Correct. Because contrary to the general belief that the symptoms are due to an excess of stomach acid, just the opposite is the case: you have too little stomach acid. You need to belch because the acid comes out of your stomach. The normal process of food processing actually looks like this: A food passes through the esophagus into your stomach. A sphincter seals it now. Now, if this muscle is in a relaxed state at the wrong time, it's called "hiatal hernia." The stomach is not sufficiently closed, and its contents can partially return to the esophagus. This reduces the acidity in the stomach. Your esophagus, however, can be ignited by the rising drops of acid. If you get gastric acid once a week or less, that's uncomfortable, but you do not have to worry. But the more often the esophagus is attacked, the more sensitive it is. If you have to vomit more often, then you should consult a doctor and clarify the reasons.

Symptoms: How do I know my esophageal sphincter is not closing properly?

The cause of the malfunction of the esophagus sphincter is usually too high pressure in the stomach. If you eat too much or too much fat, you will be lying on your back for a long time or lifting heavy things. From these symptoms you can see if this can be the case with you:

  • hoarseness
  • The feeling that there is still food in the esophagus
  • Tight in the throat
  • Dental problems, as gastric acid also attacks the enamel
  • halitosis
  • wheeze
  • asthma

What helps against the stomach acid coming up?

A drug solution should be consulted with your doctor. These have side effects, if you take them too often, even resistance can arise. Of course, helping with heartburn can help change your lifestyle:

  • Add more foods to your diet that stimulate natural gastric acid production: broccoli and spinach, for example. The starch contained in potatoes also binds the stomach acid.
  • Sugar and finished products as well as foods that can trigger allergies should be better avoided or reduced.
  • Exercise strengthens your immune system.
  • Drink a lot to dilute the stomach acid and make it less corrosive.
  • Chamomile, marshmallow root, ginger tea have anti-inflammatory zbd acid-regulating properties. Attention with peppermint tea! Although it helps with stomach upset, but relaxes the Magenpf rtner and can make the mood even worse.
  • Choose wide, airy clothes that will not constrict your stomach.