Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Acid reflux diseases

Acid reflux

When I waking up early morning I feel too much pain in my chest that scared me of having a heart attack. Since I have lot of works in the office to accomplish I force my self to go to work even I have an intense pain in my left chest. My shift schedule is 6:A.M. to 2 P.M. before logging in to my office I go first to our company clinic and consult our company. Doctor diagnosed me of having heartburn causes by Acid reflux disease. According to wikipedia Acid reflux disease is chronic symptoms or mucosal damage caused by stomach acid coming up from the stomach into the esophagus.

Like most health conditions, there is no specific or accurate cause of acid reflux:

The most common cause of acid reflux follows:

• stress
• some antidepressants and sedatives
• elevated hormone levels during pregnancy
• eating before going to bed
• eating large meals
• slower emptying of the stomach
• frequently eating greasy, fried, and fatty foods
• smoking
• alcohol
• drinking lots of bubbly (carbonated) beverages such as soda
• diseases that weaken the esophageal muscle (such as scleroderma, mixed connective tissue disease, or hiatal hernias)

Most common symptoms of Acid reflux disease are:

• Heartburn
• Regurgitation
• Trouble swallowing
• Pain with swallowing
• Increased salivation
• Nausea
• Chest pain

Certain foods are considered to promote Acid reflux disease or lifestyle. A study found that too much body weight also causes acid reflux. Antacids based on calcium carbonate also used to reduce acidity. Sleeping position is also supported to help prevent acid reflux disease. Sleeping on the left side has been shown to reduce Acid reflux during night time in the patient. Elevating the head in the bed is an effective therapy.

Food diet is one way to avoid acid reflux disease below listed are safe foods that will help avoid Acid reflux disease and food to avoid.

Fruits – Apple- fresh, dried or juice, banana

Vegetables – Broccoli, carrots, cabbage, peas, green beans, baked potato

Meat Products – Skinless chicken breast, extra-lean ground beef, London broil steak, egg whites and substitutes, no fat fish

Dairies – Fat free cream cheese, goat cheese, low-fat soy cheese, fat-free sour cream

Grains – Brown or white rice, multi-grain or white bread, cereal like bran or oatmeal, corn bread, Graham crackers, pretzels, rice cakes

Beverage – Mineral water

Salads/Sweets – Low-fat salad dressing, fat-free cookies, jelly beans, red licorice, baked potato chips

Foods to Avoid:

Fruits – Tomato, lemon

Juices – Orange juice, Cranberry juice, Grapefruit juice, Lemonade

Vegetables – Raw onion, french fries, mashed potato

Meat Products – Ground beef, chicken nuggets, Buffalo wings, marbled sirloin

Dairy Products – Regular cottage cheese, sour cream, ice cream, milk shake

Grains – Spaghetti with sauce, macaroni and cheese

Beverages – Wine, liquor, decaffeinated or regular coffee/tea

Salads/Sweets – Creamy salad dressing, oil and vinegar salad dressing, high-fat butter cookies, chocolate, doughnut corn chips, brownies.

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