Acid Reflux And Weight Loss
Acid Reflux is a problem which can affect men, women, and children. It causesdiscomfort, heartburn and over time can create more serious health risk. We’ll discussthe problem with acid reflux and its association with weight loss.
Acid reflux disease occurs when the lower part of the esophageal sphincter doesn’t closefully and allow the stomach contents to leak back into the esophagus.
When the stomach acids leak back and make contact with the esophagus, it creates a burning sensation in the chest or throat. This is commonly called heartburn. This fluid can also be tasted in the back of the mouth and cause acid indigestion.
It is fairly normal to get acid indigestion occasionally but if it occurs twice or more per week then it should be indicative of a more serious problem. No one is completely certain why this problem occurs. There are a number of factors which seem to contribute to the disease. This can include alcohol use, overweight, pregnancy, or smoking.
In particular it has been shown that being overweight can increase the tendency to develop this disease. It is therefore very advisable to lose weight and bring it into a range more normal for your height and body type.
As part of the weight loss process, you should try to eat smaller meals at one time and avoid certain kinds of foods which appear to increase the tendency towards acid reflux disease. This can include citrus foods, chocolate, or caffeine drinks.
This can be a very effective and healthy way to alleviate the problems caused by acid reflux.