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What To Eat For Acid Reflux


A diagnosis of acid reflux no longer means saying goodbye to some of your favorite foods. Certain fruits and vegetables, for example, because of their acidity, have commonly been restricted in the diets of acid reflux sufferers. Yet the American College of Gastroenterology, in 2013 clinical guidelines, advises against routine global elimination of any foods, because there is a lack ...

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How To Get Rid Of Stomach Gas


Gas is simply air in the digestive tract — a normal and expected consequence of digestion. Most gas enters the body via swallowed air or is created as intestinal bacteria munch on food particles, and the majority of this gas leaves the body through belching or flatulence — the passing of gas through the rectum. Unfortunately, sometimes this gas causes ...

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Enzymes In Food


You know eating right is good for your health, but without digestive enzymes you wouldn’t be able to get all the good stuff food has to offer. While your body is able to produce all the enzymes you need to digest carbs, protein and fat, you can also get some digestive enzymes from the food you eat, including pineapple, papaya, ...

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How To Get Rid Of Belly Bloat


The accumulation of gas in your lower stomach often triggers bloating, or a swollen abdomen. Your abdomen may also swell due to the presence of excess stomach fat, also called visceral fat. While bloating typically does not represent a significant threat to your health, visceral fat increases your risk for cancer and other concerns. Recognize how changes to your diet ...

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Acid Reflux Foods To Avoid


Acid reflux and heartburn are common, with approximately 10 percent of the U.S. population experiencing them on a regular basis, reports Jackson Siegelbaum Gastroenterology. Medically known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, acid reflux develops when the esophageal sphincter opens and involuntarily releases stomach contents back into the esophagus. This causes burning sensations and associated acid reflux symptoms. There are certain foods ...

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Stomach Gas Treatment


Built-up gas in the belly, also called bloating, can be very uncomfortable. Some people describe it as tightness around the waist, as if the stomach has expanded. Gas in the stomach is usually caused by swallowing too much air, so you might get some relief from burping or belching. Gas farther down can be the result of excessive production of ...

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Foods To Eat With GERD


Forty percent of Americans experience heartburn once a month and 15 percent to 20 percent experience it at least once per week. When heartburn becomes a part of your everyday life, you may be experiencing gastroesophageal reflux disease. Also called GERD, this condition is the result of stomach acid escaping up into the esophagus. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) keeps ...

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