What is Acid Reflux and How You Can Prevent It?

When your esophagus gets some items from your stomach, acid reflux happens.it is also called gastroesophageal reflux or acid regurgitation.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD is a condition in which you get conditions of acid reflux twice a week.

GERD affects about 20% of the population in the United States of America according to NIDDK.

It is compulsory to treat acid reflux and take it seriously. If not, it can cause serious complications.


There are various symptoms of acid reflux that can alert you of this disease. Here are some of them.

  • You will feel burning feeling in your chest that is known as heartburn. This burning feeling can move towards your neck.
  • You will feel a bitter taste in your mouth.
  • You often vomit.
  • You will feel difficulty in swallowing.
  • It may cause asthma or chronic cough.

How to Treat Acid Reflux:

It is recommended to visit a doctor whenever you find these symptoms in you. Your doctor may change your diet, lifestyle or other behaviors.

Some medications may include:

  • H2 receptor blockers
  • PPIs
  • Antacids

Foods to Prevent:

Some foods can trigger this condition and make it worse. But for some people only. These foods include:

  • Spicy Foods
  • Citrus fruit
  • Tomato
  • Garlic’
  • Alcohol
  • Tea
  • High-fat foods
  • Chocolate
  • Pineapple
  • Onion
  • Mint
  • Coffee

And there may be others depending on the condition of the victim.

Foods to Eat:

Some Foods are considered good to prevent acid reflux and GERD. Consuming these foods can aid in combating this disease. Some Lifestyle changes also recommended preventing acid reflux.

Lifestyle Changes:

  • Quit Smoking
  • Eat smaller meals
  • Quit Alchohol
  • Avoid laying after eating
  • Avoid foods that trigger your symptoms.

Recommended Foods:

  • Vegetables
  • Egg Whites
  • Bone Broth
  • Oatmeal
  • Noncitrus fruits

The aforementioned remedies and lifestyle changes are recommended but don’t rely on them only. Visit the doctor and follow his/her instructions to prevent this disease properly.

My name is Anna. Friends call me Annie. I’m a writer by profession and foodie for love. I will share my thoughts on foods their benefits and side effects.