Saturday, August 3, 2013

Gastroesophageal reflux Natural remedies

The Benefits of Aloe vera as Gastroesophageal reflux Natural remedies

Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) or acid reflux is a disease in which stomach acids back up into the mouth through the esophagus. GERD is a condition suffered by many people and most are caused by disruption of the function of 'lower esophageal sphincter'.

GERD is also caused by acidic food and heat, a hiatal hernia, peptic ulcers, fungal infection (candidiasis), smoking, and alcohol.

symptoms of GERD
Regurgitation is the most common symptom of GERD. Other symptoms include heartburn, hoarseness, and chest pain. When acid enters the mouth, the patient may also have difficulty in swallowing.
 
Asthma can also be affected by GERD. When stomach acid up through the air duct, the patient may have difficulty breathing. GERD can be treated by administering antacids or through other treatments.
In addition to conventional treatment, aloe vera is the most effective natural remedies to treat this condition.
 
Treating GERD with Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a cactus type plant that has a lot of water content. This plant is popular because it has many health benefits. Among these benefits, aloe vera is also known to effectively treat GERD. Elements contained in the aloe vera to strengthen the lower esophageal sphincter to make it function properly.

The content of enzymes, vitamins, and sugars in aloe vera also helps create a balance of the digestive system. If GERD is caused by Candida (yeast), aloe vera is useful in killing the fungus.

Because it has anti-inflammatory properties, this plant is also very effective in treating acidity and regurgitation caused by GERD.
On the other hand, aloe vera can create a protective layer around the esophagus that helps overcome the discomfort of acid reflux.

Before starting treatment with aloe vera, GERD should be diagnosed and examined by a doctor. Although it is a natural treatment, aloe vera dosage should be taken after consulting with a doctor. Aloe vera can be consumed in various forms such as juices, powders, pills, capsules, or gel.

But, it would be more effective if aloe is taken in its natural form. The trick, grab the gel directly from the fresh aloe vera leaves. This gel can be consumed directly or mixed first with apple juice or grape juice to enhance the flavor.

To treat GERD, one should take aloe vera juice on a regular basis, but still the amount should not be excessive. Sometimes, side effects such as diarrhea may be experienced by the patient.

GERD can be prevented by adopting a healthy diet. Consumption of acidic foods, greasy, and coffee should also be avoided.

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