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Natural Steps to Treat the Symptoms of GERD

by Charlie Berry

If you've been struggling with heartburn, persistent belching, or nausea, you need to speak to a doctor as soon as possible. There's a good chance that you're experiencing the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. GERD is a disease that can cause serious complications and symptoms, but it is treatable. Luckily, there are natural steps you can take to get the symptoms under control. Here are some steps you can take to soothe the symptoms of GERD.

Make Some Changes to Your Diet

If the symptoms of GERD are making life unbearable for you, the first thing you need to do is make some changes to your diet. Dietary changes can alleviate many of the uncomfortable symptoms that are often associated with GERD. First, add some healthy foods to your diet. Those foods should include bone broth, yogurt, and healthy fats such as coconut oil and real butter. Second, eliminate some unhealthy foods such as vegetable oil, artificial sweeteners, and fried foods. Finally, try eating smaller meals throughout the day. Large meals are often difficult to digest, especially when you're dealing with GERD.

Find Time to Address Stress in Your Life

If you're trying to alleviate the symptoms of GERD that you're dealing with, find time to relax. Stress can increase the severity and frequency of GERD symptoms. Some simple ways you can alleviate the stress in your life include taking a walk in the evening, joining a yoga class, or finding time to meditate. 

Get Your Weight Under Control

If you're dealing with the symptoms of GERD, take a look at your weight. Obesity can increase the risk of developing GERD. These other mentioned tips can also help you to get your weight under control. If you need additional help to get your weight under control, be sure to talk to your doctor about weight loss options when you discuss the symptoms of GERD that you're experiencing.

Change the Way You Sleep

Finally, if you're experiencing any of the symptoms associated with GERD, make some changes to the way you sleep. You might not know this, but the way you sleep can have an impact on the symptoms you experience. If you lie flat when you sleep, you may notice that you experience more unpleasant symptoms. If that's the case, elevate the head of your bed. If you can't elevate the head of your bed, try sleeping on your left side. Sleeping on your left side can also alleviate the symptoms of GERD.

These tips may help you. If you need further assistance, reach out to GERD treatment services. 


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Chiropractic Healing Works

I used to be skeptical about chiropractic healing. However, that was before I tried it for myself. I was in an accident that did serious damage to my back. I followed all of the doctor’s recommendations, did my physical therapy, and still didn’t feel any better. That was when I finally decided to try going to my friend’s chiropractor. It was such a relief when I finally started to feel better thanks to the great chiropractic care I received. That’s when I decided to start researching chiropractic care and how it could be used to treat different conditions. This blog contains the results of that research. If you’re looking for a way to feel better, you too may benefit from chiropractic healing. These articles will help you learn how.