Acid Reflux (GERD)
Acid Reflux from the Ayurvedic point of view
Acid Reflux or GERD (Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease) is a digestive health problem when the valve between the esophagus and stomach becomes weak. Normally the process is when this valve opens to allow food in, and then it shuts tightly. With GERD, the valve stays open, allowing stomach acids to flow back up into the esophagus, it can cause many problems, which most common are - heartburn, regurgitation, water brash, nausea, chest pain, belching, headache, vomiting, ear pain, also pain while swallowing food.
During the consultation Ayurvedic Doctor will give you full program and advice in your personal treatment – it could be Ayurvedic medicine prescribed to correct, balance the pitta.
Ayurveda treatment will start with your diet plan. First of all, you will have to review and will have to change your diet. Fast food, spicy food also oily, sour, and other, even if it is your favorite will have to replace.
Another important factor from the Ayurvedic point of view is the sleeping position make sure the head is higher than the foot, you may need to use an extra pillow.
And of course, there will be a couple of things which you have to be ready avoid in your life – like very important to avoid for successful Ayurvedic treatment results – one of it is to avoid any kind of mental stress – this is important because any stress is one of the main causes of hyperacidity. Yoga and meditation practice is very advisable.
- Panchakarma therapies, such as Virechana and Vamana, are also recommended according to the Ayurvedic Dr. Recommendations and symptoms of the disease.
- Hot spicy food. Incompatible meal ingredients injure all doshas, and this causes increased acidity in the body and digestive system.