Acid Reflux Medications in West Bloomfield, MI

Acid reflux occurs when stomach acids are pushed up into the esophagus. For some, acid reflux occurs after eating certain foods, from stress, or when lying down. Whatever the cause, acid reflux is a painful condition, driving millions to seek relief any way they can. Fortunately, there are many medications and natural remedies available to treat acid reflux.

Symptoms

Acid reflux causes a burning sensation in your chest and throat.

However, there are other symptoms many people don’t recognize that could indicate you have acid reflux.

Lots of saliva, for example, can indicate an acid reflux problem. If your esophagus becomes irritated, your saliva glands start producing more liquid to help wash the irritant away.

Asthma-like wheezing could mean that your stomach acid has made its way into your lungs and caused irritation and breathing trouble

Antacids

A quick trip to the local pharmacy reveals numerous medications for acid reflux. Most of these OTC (over the counter) remedies are antacids. Alka-Seltzer, Pepto-Bismol, and Tums are common examples.
However, there are natural remedies that don’t contain any manufactured substances that OTC products do.

Natural Treatments

Aside from the treatments modern medicine offers, there are also natural remedies you can try to help relieve your acid reflux. Natural treatments benefit from the advantage of having reduced risk of side effects.

An excellent natural medication to try is slippery elm bark tea. Also available in lozenge form, the medicinal bark of the slippery elm is an ages old treatment for acid reflux and heartburn. The gel that the slippery elm produces coats the esophagus, creating a barrier against the acid and soothing inflamed tissue. In the intestines, slippery elm can also stimulate the production of mucus, which further helps to protect your gut.

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