Heartburn: Causes, Symptoms, Natural Remedies, What To Eat And Foods To Avoid

Stomach acidity, also called ‘heartburn’, is a problem that affects many people. It can be of great help to learn to treat it with natural remedies, because physicians tend to prefer antacids and medicines that in the long run make the situation worse. With this we do not mean that you should not consult the doctor, you absolutely should undergo all the necessary examinations in order to discover the causes and be able to have appropriate therapy. However, this does not mean that natural remedies should be neglected. Some of them will be addressed in this article, while others, more numerous and exhaustive, can be found here: https://www.besthomeremedies.com/home-remedies-for-heartburn.html.

The basic rules against heartburn

Heartburn causes

Mostly during the holidays, those suffering from excessive acidity have the opportunity to experience both heartburn and heaviness, definitely coming from too much chocolate, too many fries and other things that are so indulgent yet that do not agree with your stomach.

There are foods that irritate your stomach or are heavy or unwanted. Eat them as infrequent as possible. Chocolate may be good, and so is pasta with a hearty dollop of sauce, and some see a cup of good old black joe as a reason to wake up in the morning but if by chance your stomach does not tolerate them, look for good alternatives that do not irritate it. For instance, alternate periods of pasta with sauce and periods of pasta seasoned in another way if know that my stomach does not tolerate a lot of tomatoes, especially the sauce, and in the long run it creates acidity. That said, let’s explore the causes and symptoms of gastric acidity.

Stomach acidity: causes and symptoms

Heartburn, which is stomach acidity manifestation, can be a consequence of wrong nutrition or the warning light for a more serious problem. This is why it is important to be visited by a doctor.

Read also about acid reflux on medical websites:

  1. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com – Acid reflux: symptoms, causes, treatment.
  2. http://www.health.com – Surprising Symptoms of Acid Reflux.


Basically the gastric acidity is a malfunction of the gastrointestinal apparatus that can, or not, derive from a pathology: the ulcer, for example, the gastric reflux, etc … Or it may be of nervous origin, so the psyche comes into play and perhaps the anxious state, the rumination on the wrong, the very sensitive nerves create discomforts that affect our stomach. Sometimes gastritis is caused by excessive use of substances, alcohol or even smoking. But the most imputed cause is nutrition: everything that is sour, fried, very sweet and very fat inevitably attacks the stomach.

Recaping the causes of stomach acid:

  • the use of certain drugs;
  • pregnancy;
  • alcohol;
  • smoke;
  • anxiety and nervous;
  • nutrition;
  • previous diseases;
  • bad digestion;

Stomach acidity is distinguished by the following symptomatology:

  • heartburn;
  • painful cramps;
  • bloating;
  • regurgitation and nausea;
  • gurgles;
  • digestion difficulties.

The symptoms may be sporadic, a sign that maybe your diet is wrong or you suffer from nervous or reflux disorders; or they can be persistent and in this case it is better to be visited as soon as possible because it could degenerate into an ulcer. It is recommended to do gastroscopy, it’s a boring and annoying examination, we realize it, but necessary. The stomach acid is not to be underestimated can become chronic and therefore evolve in gastritis and can become a real pathology.

Stomach acidity: nutrition (what to eat and food to avoid)

Stomach acidity

Food can be the cause of acidity but also the solution of the problem: there are indeed foods that cause acidity and foods that absorb it, the ‘buffer foods’. Let’s see what foods to avoid in case of heartburn:

  • fried foods;
  • refined sugars;
  • spicy spices;
  • carbonated drinks;
  • alcohol;
  • fruit juices;
  • fruit with a high percentage of acidity, dry or sour;
  • yeast;
  • red meat (consume less frequently);
  • ready sauces;
  • tomatoes and tomato sauce;
  • fatty food;
  • elaborate dips;
  • chocolate and various snacks;
  • salty snacks;
  • milk and cheese;
  • sausages;
  • shellfish;
  • roast food;
  • glutamate;
  • sauces;
  • coffee.

Let’s see what to eat in case of stomach acid:

  • apples, bananas and cooked fruit;
  • boiled vegetables such as carrots, courgettes and potatoes;
  • yogurt and ricotta;
  • wholemeal rice and pasta;
  • rusks;
  • lean fish and lean meat;
  • boiled eggs;
  • relaxing herbal teas;
  • licorice;
  • fennel and celery.

Stomach acidity: expert tips

We emphasize that natural remedies do not replace drug therapies, they are not the same for everyone since they do not all have the same effect and therefore the opinion of a doctor is always required. First of all, we would like to say that very often acidity is due to anxiety / stress: relax! It does not matter who made you wrong, if the day went wrong and if your life is not a bed of roses… your stomach has nothing to do with it, so save yourself the acidity and the gastritis. Relax, lie down, calm down, take a natural remedy, distract yourself and wait for it to pass.

The ten anti-stress ( and anti-acidity) commandments:

  1. We all make mistakes, forgive yourself and others;
  2. Do not brood;
  3. Do not be anxious about things that have not happened yet;
  4. Do not think of anxiety;
  5. Process and solve your fears;
  6. Take everything as it comes with calm and serenity;
  7. One problem at a time, do not solve them all together;
  8. If you are nervous let it pass, it is useless;
  9. Vent yourself by going running or punching a lot and then relax;
  10. Do not keep your anxieties and fears to yourself – talk to someone.

Thank you for reading! Your Haines Medical Communications www.hainesmedicom.com