Acid reflux: Neck clothing around stomach can trigger it
The condition causes an unpleasant nuisance just under the breastbone, a nasty taste and fluid at the back of the throat, as good-naturedly as bloating, burping, bad breath and difficulty swallowing.
It happens when the valve at the modulate end of the oesophagus is abnormally relaxed and allows the stomach’s acidic contents to cascade back into the gullet.
There are a number of causes, but one can be avoided when you get outfitted in the morning.
Dr Sarah Jarvis, television doctor and GP, said: “Wearing make tighter clothes around your stomach puts you at risk.”
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Smoking, alcohol and foods like peppermint, chocolate, tomatoes and onions may loosen the ring of muscle, and fatty foods can increase the acid in your tummy.
Dr Sarah Jarvis
This could include shape wear or a loudly fastened too tight.
Indeed, research published in the journal Gut found that bands could cause changes in the cells at the junction between the stomach and the oesophagus which can genesis
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She explained that it can also brutally affect your sleep: “Less common symptoms include a unremitting cough, bad breath and chest pain that can disturb or prevent it — heartburn is mainly worse when you lie down.
“Because acid from the stomach doesn’t enjoy to travel upwards against gravity when you’re lying down, heartburn is all but always worse at night.
“It can have a real impact on quality of be in the land of Nod and a knock-on effect on how well you function the next day.
Indeed, in a survey by Nexium Curb they found that just over a third of sufferers — 37 per cent — had laboriousness sleeping twice a week or more.
Treatment: Dr Sarah Karvis recommends sufferers siesta with their head raised
Dr Jarvis suggested: “Try raising the avert of your bed about 6 inches — or 15 cm — with some books or cubes.
“Sleeping on your left side has also been found to bring down acid reflux.
“Sleeping on the right side seems to prompt R of the sphincter — the tight ring of muscle connecting the stomach and food shush up — that normally protects against reflux.”
She also suggests not pack away too much, too quickly, and avoiding smoking.