When it comes to the digestive system, heartburn is very prevalent. Heartburn usually occurs when stomach acid travels through the esophagus.
Typically, there is a muscle band at the lower base of the esophagus, the lower esophageal sphincter, which tightens once eating is over for digestion to take place in the stomach.
However, stomach acid can flow back into the esophagus if the lower esophageal sphincter isn’t working as it should.
The situation, according to medical experts, can get worse if the individual is lying or stooping.
Mostly, many take alcohol (Schnapp) as a home remedy, however, health practitioners have warned against the method.
According to practitioners, alcohol instead aggravates the situation than solves it since it stimulates acid production and the stomach takes longer to digest a meal with alcohol than one without.
So instead, drink lots of water to dilute stomach acid.
Chewing gum can also be very helpful. You’d produce lots of saliva which will neutralise the acid.
You could also opt for the juice from the potatoes to sooth the pain.
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